Reviews by MimiJoy

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    Vanilla by Perlier

    A fresh, almost flowery, vanilla scent. Original Vanilla stays on the natural side of vanilla with the smell of the flower/plant/spice rather than the smell of the vanilla used for candies. Good value for money.
    A balanced bouquet:

    Vanilla flower, berries

    Jasmine, Rose, Orchid

    Vanilla, white musk, sandalwood

    Too bad the longevity is not impressive. On my skin it fades in two/three hours.

    8/10 overall (especially keeping in mind its retail price)

    13 May, 2014

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    Décou-Vert by Laboratorio Olfattivo

    Green and fresh without being citrusy. It's perfect for really (i mean over 40°c) hot summer days and the drydown is cozy after sunset.
    The flowery notes are undemanding and pleasantly lingering.
    It might not smell unique at first but I rarely found such a fresh and comforting scent to wear.
    A dive into a green garden, where you can sniff the early blooms during the day and relax among scented woods at night.
    This was a gift from my fiancee, blind buy, an easy one thanks to the armony of Décou-vert bouquet.
    Longevity is good (but i do not expect much from this kind of scents).
    8/10 (kudos for its standing the sultry weather of Milanese summer)

    13 May, 2014

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    Escape by Calvin Klein

    I was wearing it when almost nobody was in Italy, back in the 90's

    Of course I was much younger and Escape was a perfect partner in crime for my youth. Fruity, fresh, floral the original formula had all the happiness of that carefree age.

    As soon as the fragrance appeared on the Italian shelves it was on EVERY woman passing by and to me Escape lost its magic spell.

    It remains an enjoyable fragrance for teens and holds lots of good memories. Would not wear it now (I am 39 yo) though as I have a matured a different self consciousness and look for different notes in a perfume.

    04 September, 2012

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    Ofrésia by Diptyque

    Received it as gift. The fresia note is way too strong for me, but like Jessica Grape's boyfriend mine loved it and always says it smells wonderfully on my skin. The floral notes are so extreme to me that I only wear a tiny bit of Ofresia. I am not a fan of floral intense fragrances and to me the green notes are overwhelmed by the freesia ones and speaking as a layman my nose only captures the flowers. I do wear it though but admit that it happens for the benefit of my fiancé.

    04 September, 2012

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    Elixir by Penhaligon's

    Tried it in London when I was in search for something strong and spicy with a hint of (beloved) incense, got myself a travalo to test it. Few months later I was very happy to receive it as Xmas gift from my fiancé. Elixir gives its best during winter season, warming up the senses. On me it is quite long lasting, maybe because my scarves and coats still carry the scent within the fibers... I know it's a masculine frag but I would suggest it to any woman looking for a spicy oriental envelopping experience. I'd say it's a deeply relaxing fragrance inviting to meditation and calmness.

    04 September, 2012

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    Mania (original) by Giorgio Armani

    It was my signature fragrance for years. Loved it soooo much. Different with its incense notes, fresh (citrus) and warm (spices). I miss it real bad. Few drops and the sleek bottle are still in my drawer, kept as a treasure of a long gone friend.

    04 September, 2012

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