Reviews by julybee50

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    No. 5 by Chanel

    My lover was sweet and gorgeous but I was young and foolish and I decided I wanted something more. I abandoned my lover and started on a series of short affairs: Ma Griffe, Je Reviens, L’Air du Temps, and a couple of longer-lasting affairs: Ysatis before (I swear) they changed it, and Rive Gauche, for whom I still have very warm feelings.
    But lately I again wanted something new, exciting, different. I embarked on a search but modern lovers are shallow, fickle, changeable, cheap. So I returned to my first love. And as soon as I sprayed it on I relaxed. I had come home. I was loved. I was myself.
    I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’ll never leave you again, dear, darling, No 5.

    28th March, 2009

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    Euphoria by Calvin Klein

    Toffee. Then more toffee. More toffee. Then - nothing

    29th December, 2008

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    Sa Majesté la Rose by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido

    Don't spray this in an enclosed space! You get a huge blast of rose, a hint of green tea, and so much citronella that you could stand on the patio and ward off insects. It does fade eventually and develops a gentler, more soapy feeling with a hint of gents' toilet (pine disinfectant and pee), but still fairly strong and cheap, as if you've been brushing up against the merchandise in Lush.

    24th December, 2008

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    Ysatis by Givenchy

    I wear this a lot - it lasts all day on me. Fruity, woody and oriental, it's strong so you don't need a lot. I'm sure it's changed since it first came out though. It used to have a hint of something bitter and green which tantalised by appearing briefly throughout the day. It's softer now.

    10th December, 2008

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    Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger

    A strong but brief floral note with a touch of spray polish and a hint of something like methylated spirits, and finally curry plant. I think not!

    08th December, 2008

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    Mitsouko by Guerlain

    I bought this recently because it's supposed to be the best fragrance in the world and I thought at first that I must have bought an online fake. It immediately reminded me of my mother's make-up drawer- stale face powder. I persevered with it for 3 days, then asked my partner to smell it. Straight away he said "old ladies' make-up." I was relieved to find here that other people have had the same experience - I thought there must be something wrong with my nose, though I recently recognised that a friend was wearing it and it smelled of old ladies on her too.

    08th December, 2008

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