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  1. [Review] Cumin 31 by Le Labo

    Rose 31 by Le Labo should be renamed 'Cumin 31' from the smell of it. This would seem like a cumin-laced rose when it was first described to me. Presumably naming a fragrance 'Cumin' was hardly sexier than 'Rose'.

    Reviews have summed it as a masculine rose, the flower playing a peek-a-boo throughout the day for me. So do not make the mistake of assuming this is predominantly a rose soliflore as I had from its namesake. I seem to get shades of Diptyque's Tam Dao - ness but incredibly ...

    Updated 21st August 2010 at 08:50 AM by qoo77

    Tags: cumin, rose
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  2. [Review] Philosykos by Diptyque (1996)

    I was looking forward to sampling this flagship Diptyque scent which I keep hearing people rave about. Naturally expecting to be walking down a fig tree orchard in Greece in summer reading Luckyscent's writeup on it, what I got instead reminded me of Baygon insecticide ...
    Tags: philosykos, sotd
    Reviews , SOTD
  3. [Review] Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company

    Opening notes were bursting of uplifting sweet ripe blackberries that kept me sniffing but soon dried down to a cheap smelling watered down cologne after 10mins on me. You know, the kind of smell that remains on your arm after trying to wash off the stuff that u couldn't stand from multiple testings at the dept store.

    Utterly disappointed, this being my 2nd purchase from TDC after my much-loved 1st niche fragrance of Bois et Sens... definitely expected more at such a price point. ...

    Updated 22nd August 2010 at 01:22 PM by qoo77

    Tags: balkiss, chypre

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