Reviews by harper

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    Arabie by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    love this, particularly the dry-down.

    the trick is in DABBING this (sparingly) -- not spraying (which is entirely too much.)

    kissing cousins with rochas femme -- so if you love the one, you will probably love the other.

    29 January, 2014

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    Pear + Olive by Slumberhouse

    i absolutely LOVE this perfume -- but not immediately.
    at first i found it too sweet (i thought.)
    but then it crept up on me -- and i could not stop sniffing my sleeve.
    and then i bought some.
    to me this is a pear and fig scent, actually.
    with a true-pear blast at first, and a dry-down into the creamiest, loveliest fig.
    i'm wearing this every day, pretty much (rare for me.)


    05 November, 2012

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    100% Love by S-Perfume

    i like this a lot.

    unexpectedly, really, since ms. grojsman's creations are usually not among my faves.
    but this is so nice that i would actually like to own a bottle.

    whoever put those notes up there in the note pyramide must have been high, though.
    this is all raspberry and chocolote and rose up top
    then, as alaya says, TONS of ciste labdanum (and remnants of rose)
    and that's pretty much it.
    the musk, on me, never shows up, and i don't miss it either.

    this is strangely non-sweet, red-fruity in a *dry* way, smoky in a wet way (as only labdanum can be) -- with this restrained rose in the background.

    all-around marvelous.

    21st April, 2011

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    AnOther 13 by Le Labo

    god, these notes are sad.

    what has happened to perfumery?

    who wants to even bother anymore?

    13 October, 2010

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    Fresh Mown Hay by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

    this really does smell of freshly mown hay. specifically, it makes me think of a summer meadow in the early afternoon, the hay having dried for a few hours, not really fresh and green anymore, but not dried yet either -- that limp, damp, hay smell. *instant* transportation in time and space...mmmmmmmmmmm.........

    24 February, 2009

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