Report Review

    Although Basenotes strives to ensure that all of the reviews that appear on the site follow the review guidelines, occasionally one or two reviews may slip through the net.


    Thank you for your help in making the site a more enjoyable experience



    Your details:



    Your Name

    Your Email


    Reason for reporting


    Add more information in the box below if required.
    We will review your report as soon as possible. Thank you for getting in touch.


    The review you are reporting:

    lefay's avatar



    Show all reviews

    rating


    Aperçu by Houbigant

    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