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There's not much I can say that Off-Scenter didn't say express better than I could, but here's my take. This is a very unusual scent: it does smell "modern" but at the same time it also feels like a vintage composition because it's so rich and complex compared to most of today's scents. Futur definitely starts off extremely green, in a way that almost brings Estee Lauder's original Private Collection to mind. It's a delicious note, well described by Jardenel. It then moves into a floral-woody base, with the woods becoming increasingly dominant as time passes.The ending features a surprisingly spicy note that I haven't identified.
02 June, 2010
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(Parfum): The first few minutes feature an intense green topnote, but within ten minutes a narcissus-based, spicy floral heart emerges, with the soft vanilla notes of the Guerlinade chiming in quietly underneath. Others have described this fragrance as "powdery," and while I see what they're getting at, it is not at all the typical baby powder or soapy aldehydic sparkle of other green scents but rather a richer, spicier and almost oily note that grows in strength through the drydown. This is much crisper than I had expected, and though it is a floral oriental it doesn't have a single trace of sweetness, which means that daring guys can probably pull it off.
25 February, 2010 (Last Edited: 17 December, 2010)
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This is like Mitsouko's sweet younger sister. Like Mitsouko, it has a prominent peach note but whereas Mitsouko remains very, very dry throughout, Yvresse's peach is sweet and juicy, like those overripe peaches you have to eat with a spoon. Underneath the fruit lies a classic chypre accord. The sweetness makes it somewhat less unisex than Mitsouko, but the restrained florals and classic chypre notes mean that it's entirely possible for a guy to pull this off. Lighthearted and airy, this is a fragrance with a sense of humor and a twinkle in the eye.
14 February, 2010
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The original Shisheido version of FdB is quite austere. It's anything but sweet, and the opening notes combine cedar with an intense note of incense, together with clove and spices. I'd have to agree with Matthewfoo that to my nose, the famous dried fruit/plum notes are there but very muted. This is much darker and more serious than the current Lutens version, which is lighter and sweeter, and Dolce Vita, which enlivens the basic accord with vanilla and florals. Excellent for guys as well as girls.
17 January, 2010
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This is a lovely, cedarwood scent accented with rum-soaked fruit notes. The floral top notes disappear after five minutes, making this an ideal scent for guys who don't want another Terre d'Hermès-inspired wood fragrance. Luca and Tania say the reformulation is no good, but I haven't tried it.
02 January, 2010 (Last Edited: 23 February, 2010)