Reviews by rpopescu

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    Tabaróme Millésime by Creed

    This would be good if it were less harsh and smelled less synthetic and chemical.
    It becomes acceptable on me after a couple of hours, and I start to like it a bit, but the base notes that (according to my nose) it shares with Green Irish Tweed make me dislike it overall.

    24 November, 2012

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    Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès

    My wife wears this; we picked it together.
    It's a fantastic smell - I love the mango and the very delicate, yet very complex base it stays atop of - this is not a plain "citrus smell", but a carefully orchestrated composition of great depth. I swear we can smell a hint of grilling meat on the barbecue in the first minutes somewhere in there.
    On her, sillage is moderate to close and it lasts over 12 hours.

    24 November, 2012

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    Eau de Gentiane Blanche by Hermès

    During our lunch at Osteria Francescana (Modena) in October 2012 the drinks pairing included a fabulously aromatic and quite strong gentian root infusion, called "Genziana" and distilled by Giovanni Boroni from Borzago (Trentino, in the north of Italy), so I knew what to expect...
    This is a coincidence surely, but in fact the more I think of it the more I find resemblances between Massimo Bottura's highly poetic approach to food and Jean-Claude Ellena's creations.

    This is a fantastic and unique smell, very dry when worn on its own. It is freshly torn green leafy stalks, a vegetal bitterness evocative of a misty morning walk on the gentle mountain side, biding one's time seeing, hearing and smelling everything around - for they are all so different and strangely indifferent to our presence there - just like this perfume.

    I also love to blend it with Eau de Pamplemousse Rose or Concentré d'Orange Verte, which give a bit more warmth, sweetness and depth to the sternness of the gentian root.

    This is a 10/10, there's no doubt about it. It is perfect on its own while being open to blending, and I couldn't ask for more.

    21st November, 2012

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