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 11:46 AM by qoo77
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
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 09:50 AM by qoo77
Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan Parfumeur + Elisabethan Rose by Penhaligon's ... like a grandmother's comfortingly warm embrace... me likey.
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