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    MysteryBuff40's avatar

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    Arber by Body Shop

    A young, attractive Body Shop employee sprayed Arber all over herself and invited me to sniff. Perhaps an unfair sales tactic, but I bought it. I enjoy it, especially after the pungent top notes burn off, but for me it remains a secondary fragrance for casual times after Tommy Hilfiger's Athletics (now sadly discontinued).

    I'm intrigued by Carlos' statement that this is a "carbon copy" of Floris Santal (minus the pepper), which I am about to buy for the first time. I hope it's not. Let's compare ingredients:

    Arber
    Top notes: Lime, orange, geranium
    Mid notes: Coriander, mint, watermelon
    Base notes: Sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean

    Floris Santal
    Top notes: Bergamot, black pepper, cardamon, green grass, lemon
    Mid notes: Clove bud, lavender, nutmug
    Base notes: Amber, cedar wood, frankinsense, musk, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver

    Overall, Arber is OK, but I wouldn't buy it again.

    17 August, 2009