Perfume Reviews

Reviews by HyperB

Total Reviews: 5

Narciso Rodriguez for Her by Narciso Rodriguez

This is for the EDT.
Words cannot accurately describe this fragrance. It is now my signature scent.
It is sheer, somewhat translucent; yet very present, comforting in an exciting way(!), and concealingly enveloping. Very tactile indeed. It starts with a dominant note that I cannot identify at all, sort of like a incensey/smokey ghost note that can't be grasped. It has a "warm skin" quality that dominates, but not sun-kissed, as this is a night time scent for sure. The "ghost note" makes room for orange blossom, musk, woods and a few others I'm not familiar with. The honey flower note seems to last the longest on my skin.
30th May, 2012

Aromatics Elixir by Clinique

I would love to give this an elaborate review, because I feel it deserves some kind of respect for the composition. But in all honesty, the scent was overall repulsive to me as I felt it was choking me. It's not even shocking or "bad smelling", it's just too much, I felt like I was eating a full plate of expensive incense stick. I could not figure out anything, it was plain sensory overload.
22nd December, 2011

Karma by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]

An overall thumbs up, followed by a word of caution : you must not blind-buy this.

The patchouli means business, it's not hidden in pleasantries nor does it make apologies. It comes on as a top note, really. It gets married with the orange and they live happily ever after. The other notes were at the wedding, but they were not bridesmaids nor best mans - perhaps distant relatives guests. I can't really discern them, yet I feel their presence.
This perfume does not evolve much - nor does it ever fade - but the blend of essential oils is remarkable and worthy of respect. However, I did get sick of wearing it after a couple of years. I still enjoy it when if I smell it on someone else, and may wear it once a year, but for some reason it became too heavy for me to bear over time.

22nd December, 2011
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No. 19 by Chanel

Stunning opening of green bouquets and woodsy promises... but the drydown on my skin is too bitter, like rancid dandelion roots.

The "poudre" version had a better drydown, but it was absolutely not the same - overall too polite for my taste.

22nd December, 2011

Hot Couture by Givenchy

I'm surprised at the reviewers stating this is better suited for a "more mature" woman to wear. This is the first "serious" fragrance I bought at the age of 18 when it came out. Yes it is sophisticated, but the raspberry makes for a little playfulness. On myself I could smell pepper, smoke, and of course raspberry the most. I find it to be very unique and overall modern. It is warm without being sweet, it can be almost tart at first but it is extremely well-rounded.
22nd December, 2011