Fragrance Reviews from December 2008

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    Silky Underwear by Lush

    There is something absolutely luscious about this fragrance. It's quite different than anything you've ever smelled. It's powdery and simple, and though you partly expect "hippie," it's far from that. It's a very soft, welcoming scent that evokes comfort as well as earthy sexiness. The sweetness of the Jasmine Absolut is perfectly mated with the fresh, tranquil Vetivert Oil. Layer with the very nice dusting powder (corn starch base, not talc and cocoa butter to moisturize) and you will love the way you smell all day. Subtle, yet you sense its presence. Very nice surprise.

    Special Note: In the UK this is still available as a solid perfume, but here in the US, you can no longer get it and must settle for only the powder. LUSH has an "unusual" marketing plan ... this was a US & Canada "best seller" yet they discontinued it ... something they like to do with all their products. IMHO, it's a tad sadistic and self-indulgent, if you ask me. BTW, for those of you who think you can just order the solid perfume from the LUSH UK website, forget it....they charge $50 to ship ONE tin. I have a friend in the UK who bought me 5 tins and just sent them to me ... for $5.

    14 December, 2008

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    American Cream by Lush

    I didn't want to like American Cream, but you just can't help it. It grabs you, hard. (I even use the conditioner, even though I don't particularly like it as a conditioner, I like the scent.) vanilla absolute, clary sage, lavender and benzoin ... probably one of the most different vanilla scents you will wear. Subtle and soft, vanilla with a spicy bite. Very nice fragrance for any time of the day or any season.

    14 December, 2008

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    Miami Glow by J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez

    I love this scent. I am so bummed that they discontinued it. I have seen some bottles surfacing at some stores lately maybe they are testing the waters for a comeback?? I hope so.
    This turned into my signature scent I adore the beachyness of it. It reminds me of summer and florida and laying on a beach with a tropical drink.
    I always get compliments when i do wear this.

    14 December, 2008

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    Chic for Men by Carolina Herrera

    A well-done, soulless, faceless calone (melon) aquatic, more suitable for guys aging 20-30. It's a tad sweet, the cinnamon has only a supporting role and the base is a soft vetiver/light wood/musk.

    Very inoffensive, I'd say casual scent. Unremarkable.

    14 December, 2008

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    Blue Amber by Montale

    Blue Amber starts with something that turned me off (and still sort of does) which teeters between astringent and chemical. I read a review at MUA and a reviewer mentioned glue... I can't say glue exactly but it's something in that direction. With reviews mentioning plastic, chemical, and glue, there must be something going on, and having read other's thoughts on that sensation, I felt less insane in having experienced that myself. Thankfully, for me personally, that little phase doesn't last too long. And furthermore, it's only experienced up close: Blue Amber, without my nose glued to my wrist, starts billowing golden curling tendrils of itself immediately which are devoid of this astringency I mentioned.

    I'm thankful I allowed this to really develop because after the first couple of hourse, this continues to develop, become more exquisitely rich yet dry until it reposes in it's golden brown phase. After that, it continues to works its golden ambery magic, but without changing too much. And herein lies the beauty of Blue Amber, my friends. The golden cloud of amber that floats around you throughout the day, that which about others have written here and elsewhere, is an undeniable feature of this gorgeous fragrance. It is an envelopingly warm, light golden brown amber, whose vanillic, warm, dry sugaryness intensifies as it develops while never becoming syrupy or heavy. For texture purposes only, think perhaps of warm, slightly crisp sugar cookies.

    I sincerely encourage anyone who tries Blue Amber to give it several hours on skin before making a judgment. Any discord you may experience at the opening, I assure you, will dissipate and you'll be left with an amber, though simple and uncomplicated, to die for. I'd like to add that on me, this was extremely powerful and tenacious. I could imagine a 50 mL lasting forever. I am aware of it all day. A tad tricky up front, with a gorgeous dry down which is well worth the wait. I can't recommend this more to those looking for a warm, uncomplicated, enveloping high quality amber.

    14 December, 2008 (Last Edited: 08 August, 2009)

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    L'Eau de L'Artisan by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    This is an excellent, natural light citrus/herbal scent, that seems to combine some of the top notes of the classic eau de colognes (think Colonia's topnotes), the green-ness of Sisley's Eau De Campagne, even a small taste of Creed's Selection Verte. I feel as if it should have a slightly stronger base, but that is just me. It likely appeals to a wider audience being just what it is. As typical of L'Artisans it smells 100% natural, and well blended and proportioned. Thumbs up.

    14 December, 2008

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    Navegar by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    The pyramid lists incense, but it should more accurately list Frankincense to avoid any confusion.
    The base smells of very high quality lemony frankincense tears with cedar in the back.
    Spices never take away from the freshness that Navegar has from start to finish.
    I've seen this listed as green and grassy, and I disagree.
    It starts off with cucumber, black pepper and citrus, this works somehow.
    The aquatic/cucmber note lasts well into it's development, when it becomes more herbal and drier, but still fresh and clean.
    Finally it becomes dominated by a very pale and fresh frankincense, that others may have confused with juniper/lime, as the best frankincense can do.
    A very different "Fresh" scent.

    14 December, 2008

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    Gramercy Park by Bond No. 9

    The green notes are very good, and the base is both weightless, transparent, and powerful.
    It is sweet, but not excessivley so at all. This all makes for a very good green feminine scent.
    My only problem is that it shares a sweet/sharp topnote with tabarome millesime.
    But the rest is good.
    I would like a masculine version of this with the same green/leafy/ivy notes

    14 December, 2008

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    Riverside Drive by Bond No. 9

    I was expecting alot of this.
    It is a well done, somewhat natural Pineapple/green/woods/moss.
    One of the few bonds that actually do smell masculine, although it's too sweet for me.
    I've smelled the sweet heart note before in a recent/current designer scent, but I can't place it now.
    Still ,a good scent.

    14 December, 2008

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    Chez Bond by Bond No. 9

    Smells closest to GIT of all the clones (Cool Water, Freshman, Chez Bond)
    Better than Cool Water (especially the new batches of Lavender dominated cool water)
    But is still very synthetic, and that makes the gap between GIT and chez bond wide.
    The violet leaf is fresher and greener, less dusty, but the smoothness and killer drydown of GIT is just totally absent.
    It is also sweeter than GIT, almost as sweet as Truefitt's Freshman.
    But I'm on the fence as to whether I like Freshman more, Freshamn is much 'happier'.
    It's still a good scent, plagarism and all.
    But I vote neutral due to price.

    14 December, 2008

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    New Haarlem by Bond No. 9

    This is a good, sweet, unisex coffee/mocha/vanilla scent.
    It does smell natural enough, and is overall very pleasant.
    I wouldn't wear it, but it'd be good on the right girl.
    I give it a thumbs up.

    14 December, 2008

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    Wall Street by Bond No. 9

    It's closer to Unforgivable than it is to Millesime Imperial.
    Smells noticably sweeter than Millesime Imperial, and much less smooth and natural.
    Also not getting the aquatic quality of MI.
    Was also expecting a unique sea kale? but just got the sweet syntheticness of the Sean John (Giauadan Orange), which dried down into a heavy dose of geraniol/salty geranium leaf, which bond claims as Pistachio.
    That being said, I still like this scent, but Unforgivable Multi-Platinum smells better, and lasts almost as well, without the geraniol overdose, for so much less money.

    14 December, 2008 (Last Edited: 28 June, 2009)

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    Little Italy by Bond No. 9

    This is not an expensive smelling citrus scent.
    It seems to have a strong majority of synthetics, blended with a weak minority of natural smelling citrus.
    It's not full-fledged Orange soda or orange candy-jelly slices, but it does have those smells, and they dominate the natural side of this scent.
    This scent is worth $55 tops for 3.3oz.

    14 December, 2008

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    Eau de New York by Bond No. 9

    Greener than I expected, but a little weak.
    The citrus and greens are nicely done, but are lacking a 'natural majority'
    Also lacking a cohesive base, and the base is does have is weak and unexceptional for the price.
    Nice Bottle.

    14 December, 2008

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    Hamptons by Bond No. 9

    A "wetter" and sweeter Silver Mountain Water.
    With a worse, more synthetic base, lacking smoothness on it's exit.
    Less depth and spaciousness when compared to SMW.
    Laurice does so well copying topnotes and making them younger and sweeter, even does pretty well with middle notes...
    ...but her basenotes, for the price, are un-acceptable.
    Neutral vote because it's still better than the average designer stuff/

    14 December, 2008

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    The Scent of Peace by Bond No. 9

    I like this alot.
    Yes, there's the fruity peach/berry bubble gum, but it's played just right.
    But it's just so pleasant, so happy.
    "Beautiful" would be the wrong word, this scent is very very cute, bright, and sexy.
    Perfect for so many girls.
    Two thumbs up.
    My favorite Bond scent.

    14 December, 2008

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    Bryant Park by Bond No. 9

    This is a good young scent, fruity and fresh w/o smelling like cheap candy.
    The raspberry is there, but doesn't overpower.
    No "old woman" flowers either, a nice mix of fresh and classic florals.
    I like it.
    Bond's 3rd best girl's scent IMO.

    14 December, 2008

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    Coney Island by Bond No. 9

    Bond seems to be able to make young, sweet, fruity, happy scents fairly well.
    Coney Island does this, and while the note pyramid looks hectic, it all works.
    It still smells synthetic, which is one of my beefs with Bond in general, but the synthetics are blended at far more tasteful than their designer/less expensive equivalents.
    A weak thumbs up.

    14 December, 2008

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    Saks Fifth Avenue for Her by Bond No. 9

    It starts of great, when the coconut and youthful smells are holding their own, but within 30 minutes it gives way to a scent that smells, for women in their 40's/50's.
    THis may be a good thing, with wide appeal, but I like the toip way more than the bottom in this one.

    14 December, 2008

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    Saks Fifth Avenue for Him by Bond No. 9

    Did she copy N-18 by Pal Zileri?
    And didn't improve on it ?
    It's not bad at all, in fact it's a nice sweet/spicy incense.
    But for the money, Bond should improve upon the OG, which in this case, its most certainly Pal Zileri N-18
    For that....

    14 December, 2008

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    Silver Bond / Andy Warhol Silver Factory by Bond No. 9

    THis has a very old smell in it, surrounded by nice fresh, new unisex smells.
    The old smell is from a men's scent at least 25 years old.
    I can't place it.
    It also has a strange industrial smell to it that I dislike much.

    14 December, 2008

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    Fleur de Liane by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    The best green feminine scent I've smelled.
    Absolutely beautiful.
    No note ever steps out of place and dominates the others.
    Nothing smells synthetic, too sweet, or "old".
    It's a perfect balance of greens and sweet, young, wet flowers.
    Both thumbs way up.

    14 December, 2008

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    Nuit De Longchamp by Lubin

    Review for the re-release which is EdP.

    Opens with a white floral citrus array of orange blossoms and bergamot and roses. What's really nice about this fragrance is its subtlety. It does not need to be loud and all the notes seems to dance around in a playful mood. Dries down into an elegant chypre with ylang-ylang hovering over top. Beautiful and not all too expensive.

    14 December, 2008

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    Basi Homme by Armand Basi

    Reminds me of other musky ambery scents like Burberry, Animale and Atman. Sweet and vanillic, it's the same ol' same ol'.

    14 December, 2008

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    Comme des Garçons White by Comme des Garçons

    Peppery, minty, airy, spicy, rosy. Mostly cinnamon and florals with a cool sandalwood and vetiver drydown. Excellent.

    14 December, 2008

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    Ferrari #1 (Silver) by Ferrari

    Weak citrusy top with a touch of ginger. Spicy middle and a very musky drydown with a touch of leather.Not bad but overall very generic.

    14 December, 2008

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    parfums*PARFUMS Series 5 Sherbet: Cinnamon by Comme des Garçons

    A puff of cinnamon and woody notes but mostly a lot of woods fluff.

    14 December, 2008

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    Vetiver by Jalaine

    A sweet vetiver with amber of really deep green quality. Green earthy and not brown earthiness. High quality oil this is!

    14 December, 2008

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    Gardenia by Jalaine

    Gardenia is a very difficult flower to reproduce accurately. Many occasions and many reviews I've read claim this and I don't doubt it. Jalaine does a great job making a perfume oil that smells very, very close but what perfume is the exact same as the real thing anyways?

    A gentle little white flower and high green toned fragrance and smells delightful. Has sorta of a "scented candle" feel to it but it's much richer. Unquestionably feminine but white flowers are used in many mens fragrances i.e. AdG. Very pleasant experience.

    14 December, 2008

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    Amber by Jalaine

    I was hoping for something rich and deep like the other perfume oils from Jalaine. Amber doesn't seem to provide the depth that an amber scent can provide like in Serge Lutens fragrances or even Obsession for Men. Still, Amber is a good, solid amber just not as aromatic as I'd like. Sweet and powdery with a touch of musk.

    14 December, 2008

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