Originally Posted by carlosrafael
Being a patchouli scent lover, I am looking for an elegant patchouli that stands out from the crowd (you know, the Sephora, designer fragrance, like crowd). So I am considering Dior's Patchouli Imperiale and Chanel Coromandel. I'll appreciate knowing from users of Chanel Coromandel if you consider it to be a feminine fragrance. I don't mind wearing unisex, but is Chanel more on the feminine or masculine side? Right in the middle? Thanks
Thank you so much for the sample, Charna Ethier.
Moss Gown is unquestionably "of the Earth." The ingredients are extremely high quality, and the fragrance is so transportive, that I think it should only be used in sacred ceremonies, which is not to say that it's not wearable. It is definitely accessible and delightful to wear.
It's the sweetness of dried grass and sunflower heads that drifts through an open barn door, where you stand in the shade next to
This is what I thought L'Artisan's Havana Vanille would smell like. This is a smoother, more harmonious, cohesive, and pricier version of the same concept. Like Havana Vanille, it too, does not smell like the most natural vanilla, though Un Bois Vanille is warmer and silkier, with the supporting notes lending the slightest amount of depth and complexity in a very complimentary way. That said, Un Bois Vanille still reminds me of a woman with a fresh blow out and highlights, wearing a Tiffany's charm
Updated 6th February 2013 at 02:55 PM by NeonGrey
Thank you so much, Ineke for the gorgeous sample collection.
Gilded Lily is dark, sexy, and masculine, yet it miraculously manages to retain a powdery fresh quality, never becoming cloying or sour as it develops on the skin. It only continues to open ever more gracefully, warmed by labdanum in the base. This fragrance is unique and seamless from start to finish.
Gilded Lily perfume is a tough, beautiful, Japanese-Italian girl from Queens. She is exotic and petite,
On first application, there is a radiating brightness from the yellow sweet and acidic tropical fruits, but Perfect Bliss does calm down on the skin fairly quickly, and within about ten-twenty minutes the vanilla, cedar and patchouli come floating to the surface of this natural and harmonious tropical fruit-scented pool, with flowers growing all around its edges.
As the scent develops on my skin, the arrival of the cedar, patchouli and vanilla against the sugary acidity of the fruit,
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