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[Review] Sublime Balkiss by The Different Company

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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.

Should have gone for my tried and tested L'artisan Patchouli Patch, at least there won't be any buyer's remorse. Note to self, always try samples before buying a full bottle.

Swap anyone?

Rating: Big Thumbs Down


Updated 22nd August 2010 at 02:22 PM by qoo77

Tags: balkiss, chypre


  1. Francop's Avatar
    Thanks for the review...I know how you feel...

    I felt the same after buying Marc Jacobs for men the other day in Debenhams, the scent smelled great on the paper card but when I sprayed it on me at home it vanished after 20 mins...very live and learn I suppose !!!
    Updated 8th August 2010 at 07:35 PM by Francop (Enhance the reply)
  2. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Sorry to hear this! TDC is definitely a fave, and I was looking forward to this scent.

    There is one hope - provided it's not just the volatility of the parts you like. You may just be unlucky with the aromachemicals having a bad lifetime on your skin. This happens to me sometimes. If the fragrance is starting out good for you, that's a good sign.

    Are you OK with applying the scent to your clothes or hair? This is a trick I use all the time for things which degrade too fast on skin, and especially when they lose their topnotes too quickly on skin.

    It can be a little weird to do this the first time, but I think it's worth it to salvage a pricey purchase like a TDC or a Creed which is being eaten by my skin. And you can get a totally different character out of the scent, too. Many florals work way better for me on clothes than they do on skin.

    Anyway, hope you can make it work. And in any case, thanks for the review!
  3. WoodyBois's Avatar
    That's very good advice. I realized that's (spraying inside collar / cuff etc..) the only way I can get my Iris Pallida 2007 to last all day with a single spray! (instead of less than an hour before i'm nearly anosmic to it on skin..)
  4. qoo77's Avatar
    Thanks for the comments and tips guys!
  5. Francop's Avatar
    Thanks to you!!! Carry on with your good reviews...!!!


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