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    Orange Spice by Pell Wall Perfumes

    A cautious thumbs-up here. Not a brilliant scent, but it has some very good moments and a few debatable ones.
    It starts with a lovely array of citrus notes, really everything imaginable. To a certain extent many of these get smooshed into what is basically an orange melange of a very smooth sort. The orange is natural, genteel, not synthetic in style. It suggests both orange zest and orange blossoms.
    The spices are *very* low-key, really they just give a slight cushion to the orange notes. What we have is a mild, soapy, slightly barbershop sort of scent.
    My slight equivocation has to do with the castoreum. It must be what is responsible for a kind of metallic, animalic, leathery note which develops in the dry-down. At times it is mildly intriguing, at other times not quite irritating but a bit tiresome and odd. Never off-putting though.
    I wish the frankincense and vetiver had been ramped up and the castoreum eliminated.
    So -- if orange scent are your thing then check this out and see what you think.

    27th February, 2013

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