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    finzi's avatar

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    Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels

    I sprayed this onto the back of my hand and wrist in the shop, then forgot about it.

    An hour later I was in Superdrug and could smell the most awful, sickly scent. I thought it was the perfume of the sales assistant who was helping me at the time... then I left the shop and realised it was me! I'd had my hand on my bag strap at my shoulder and the perfume had been wafting over. I couldn't believe it was Van Cleef!

    Couldn't stand it, but left it on my skin for another hour to see if it got any better and it didn't. On my skin, this perfume is all about the praline and berry liqueur. Sweet, sweet, sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet... It puts me in mind of the very worst example of celebrity fragrances - sugary, cheap and loud, VERY loud. I get the same feeling with Biehl's PC02.

    Come back Badgley Mischka, all is forgiven. I used to think you were sweet but you are stone dry by comparison.

    15 March, 2012





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