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If this is a reforumulation of the original, it was done in classic style, somewhat reminiscent of the premier Chypre by Coty. (I have the parfum.) Apercu is a gorgeous chypre, opening with a beautifully composed floral/green accord (if there is tuberose here I can't detect it) underpinned by soft woods and spice. Not a trace of powder, thankfully. It strikes me somehow as a scent that both the proper Katharine Hepburn and the outre Marlene Dietrich could have worn in the '30s, yet is also strikingly modern. Reminds me a bit of Tarantella but without the fizzy aldehydes. Sophisticated and timeless.
01st April, 2009