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  1. Amber toxin and the low art of negotiation

    Close Up by Annick Menardo for Olfactive Studio is no wallflower, it shouts Look at Me! in the same take no prisoners voice as Kenzo World (also 2016). But where World is pretty much just ambroxan, blackcurrant and a neutral heart of peony and jasmin sambac, Close Up is more than that, there's more to it than meets the eye.

    The opening burst of sour cherry and bitter-bland tobacco / biscuit is powered by ambroxan, incense, indole and exalting musks, and there is also a milky woody ...

    Updated 11th April 2018 at 09:13 AM by Wild Gardener

  2. Anosmia Awareness Day

    I had a cold. So What you might think... Well, because I don't usually suffer from head colds but chest infections I wasn't prepared for what would happen when I sprayed on some of that rich woodland fantasia - Fille en Aiguilles; I couldn't smell anything. There must be something wrong with the juice I thought - and sprayed on some more. Still nothing. I was getting nervous. I'd read somewhere that even a heavy cold can do permanent damage to your sense of smell, and I started thinking about what ...

    Updated 12th March 2018 at 07:38 AM by Wild Gardener

  3. *NEW* Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu (2018)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabianman1 View Post
    Ultimately Armani is out to please the masses, because the more appeal the more money they make. If the scent is similar to Invictus, as others have mentioned, then it will sell. Although most on here do not hold Invictus in high regard, females in general do seem to like like it which translates to mass appeal. I'll go into it sampling Absolu without expectations and see what I think.
  4. Dior Sauvage EdP Coming Soon

    Since it’s not actually available in the US today can anyone recommend an only new shop overseas that delivers to the US that has it?

  5. Selected Reviews by Wild Gardener : Part 1

    An occasional series presenting a selection of reviews from 2015 to 2017.
    These are mixed in with contributions from other members so it may be necessary to scroll down before you come to the relevant one.
    By clicking on Wild Gardener in the review heading you can also go to my profile page.


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