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  1. [SOTD] Lys Carmin by Van Cleef & Arpels

    The lilies and ylang ylang got to me on this one, keen not so much. But it's rendition of the lily flower is pretty lovely even though I'm not a fan of the note.

    Thankfully they were tempered by vanilla and sandalwood to make for a wearable scent on me, leaving this a heavier floral as opposed to a fresh feminine one.

    Considering the dots of it I placed on myself from my sample, the sillage and projection should be pretty impressive with spritz or two from the actual ...

    Updated 10th September 2010 at 10:46 AM by qoo77

    Tags: lily, van cleef
  2. Sample Score!

    Here's what I got for spending USD 185 yesterday.

    Mixed up Bois d'Iris and Orchidée Vanille for my scent of the day to work, all divine wafts of headiness...

    Van Cleef & Arpels – Collection Extraordinaire
    Tags: iris, vanilla
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  3. [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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  4. [SOTD] An Elderly Ladies Hanky

    Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan Parfumeur + Elisabethan Rose by Penhaligon's ... like a grandmother's comfortingly warm embrace... me likey.
  5. [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
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