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One of my favorites - the review by HDS1963 is right on. To my nose HL is all about the heart, which comes together as a blend of jasmine, heliotrope, vanilla, and sandalwood. On first sniff this may appear to be a buttery vanilla musk, but over subsequent experiences the depth and subtleties really begin to show themselves. I've been wearing HL for years and I'm finding out new things about it every time I smell it - it's that well done. The EdC lasts a very long time, and in many ways I find it superior to the stronger EdP because the topnotes aren't as potent and forceful. An excellent fragrance that is sadly discontinued.
16 October, 2009
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A great job by Dior to reinvigorate the original Fahrenheit with the 'in' notes of today while remaining true to the original formula and feel. The opening is recognizably Fahrenheit minus the strong gassy note and a cumin/spice/myrrhe note grafted on top. These spice notes give way to a light incense, again with the original violet accord lurking underneath. Incense eventually is joined by a hint of oud, and the oud and incense persist and become the base of the fragrance as the violet and 'original' aspect of this fragrance disappear. The oud is definitely there, but it's hardly front-and-center, but rather serves as a dark, woody contrast to the sharp frankincense. All in all I get at least 7-8 hours of longevity. The sillage is roughly equal to that of the original, perhaps even slightly less. A great fragrance worthy of hunting down, even if you're not a big fan of Fahrenheit.
03 October, 2009
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I first whiffed Jasmine White Moss when it first came out and wasn't that into it, so I put my sample away and sorta forgot about it. I just dug it out the other day and I'm glad I did! Wow! Not sure why I didn't like this the first time I sampled it, but it goes to show that you can *never* dismiss a fragrance after a single sampling. If I dismissed scents after an intial bad-impression I would have so many of my favorites... you just can't judge something the first time you try it.
27 September, 2009