Dzongkha (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
A review in haiku.
Top: Iris, carrot.
Then: Green, some fruit, pepper. Weird.
But leather it ain't.
Cuir Améthyste (Armani Privé)
At first, this was a lot better than I remembered it, with the vibrant violent playing off against a subtle leather. I was concerned that it would be too much violet, and I was right. After
Updated 22nd January 2009 at 03:32 PM by kopah
Cuir Pleine Fleur (Heeley)
Weirdly vegetal. That cucumbery violet-leaf note from Narciso Rodriguez For Him is back, and I don't like it any better here than I did there. Why did I have such high expectations? LT gave it 4 stars (PtG fall '08 supplement), but I should have known when he noted the "fresh-green accord of violet leaf, citrus and vetiver" that I wouldn't like it. Who the hell wants a fresh-green leather anyway?
Updated 22nd April 2009 at 12:38 AM by kopah
I see, I see. So yes, it has a strawberry topnote, which fades after about 45 minutes to reveal the "dry, dark background," as Turin says in the Fall '08 supplement to Perfumes: the Guide. But this dry, dark background is really not something I can imagine anyone would actively want to smell like. It actually smells like a burned chypre, a chypre left in the oven too long, if you can imagine that. The edge comes off this burned
(Four reviews follow after the jump.)
It all started when I realized I wasn't crazy about Daim Blond anymore. And then, I realized that it was the overly-dominant fruity apricot that bothered me. The suede part, I loved. So then, I started this thread to get suggestions on frags that would be similar to DB, hold the fruit.
To save you (and me) time, here are the suggestions: Cuiron, Cuir Mauresque, Royal English Leather, Cuir Ottoman, L'Oiseau de Nuit, Dzongkha, Chanel
Updated 22nd April 2009 at 12:39 AM by kopah
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