Since I am not a scientist or chemist, I do not know what to look for in a list of ingredients. Odalisque and Sacrebleu Intense had a beautiful incense drydown. I was amazed how Patricia Nicolai used incense the way that Guerlain used vanilla. Now these two former beauties should be called Odal & Sacrebleu Lukewarm. What is missing from the new that was in the old?
In a time of economic downturn, I am interested in the fragrances that you would choose if your perfume allowance were cut back drastically. These are my choices...for a floral, I would choose Anais Anais...for a chypre, I would choose Paloma Picasso...for an oriental/gourmand, I would choose Lolita Lempicka. What would you choose?
I am searching for an a fairly literal orange blossom/neroli scent with staying power. I don't want to smell like a candle or a "home fragrance", though. Any suggestions?