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  1. The Dirty Dozen...Ladies Half

    Bal Versailles by Jean Desprez (1962)

    I don't think that Jean Desprez picked its name just because. Featuring nearly 700 rooms and a primitive, disastrous sewage drainage system, or having no toilets at all, if we're to believe the myth (I don't), Versailles must have smelled ehm...interesting during its heyday. Given that perfume allegedly substituted for soap and water during

    Updated 21st August 2015 at 04:28 PM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

  2. Review Manifesto:

    Updated 17th of August 2015

    My Review Manifesto:
    When I give the main score of positive, neutral or negative I try to be objective whilst being aware that scents develop quite differently. I sample on my skin. When comparing scents directs I also sample on paper strips. My skin is dry and fragrances' longevity and projection tend to be less than on some oilier skins.

    When I give a numeric score n/5, this is more about by personal subjective liking, but often ...
  3. The Oud Game - Wearing Rasikh Oud

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    Rasikh Oud has real Indian oud oil with spicy and vetiver notes. Probably challenging to western noses that have't delved into Indian oud as it is has animalic notes. I also get damp woody notes in this usually associated with Indonesian oud.
  4. More lesser saints...

    For those wondering what these lesser saints are, I explain it here.

    Only this time I've managed to present them all in a single entry.

    So here are fourteen more of them. Seven for girls and seven for boys. One for each day of the week.


    Updated 10th August 2015 at 10:35 AM by Le_Coeur_Gothique

  5. Tom Ford Plum Japonais

    Goes on somewhere between incensey and woody, with a hint of cinnamon and benzoin. As ever with my skin I don't get a lot of wet/fruity plum but an extra squirt gives me a pleasing, well-rounded aura of Something Nice. It's classy and restrained: like breathing in the scent of an antique Chinese incense cabinet, as opposed to being assaulted by the aroma of a hippy shop. Very enjoyable.
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