Hi Foetidus. I go on basenotes all the time to read fragrance reviews. I notice that you seem to like a lot of the fragrances I like. I was just wondering if you don't mind me asking, what are some of your personal favorites? Lately I've been really interested in lavender scents. Caron Pour un Homme bores me a little and the Jicky edt I've purchased is great but possibly a little too edibly sweet and desexualized. Do you have any suggestions on fragrances you know to be great? I'd spend good money on a bottle if it really did the trick for me. I've already purchased about a hundred samples in the last couple years from ThePerfumedCourt.com. I'm just looking to narrow my search a little. Thanks for reading.
The last part of your Declaration Essence review mentioned the difference between the two scents, but did not explain the difference. (See below). I was wondering if you might briefly explain the difference. Thanks
Foetidus: "There are not very many differences between Déclaration and Déclaration Essence, but those marginal differences make up a huge difference in my judgment—Déclaration is not very interesting except that is flirts a bit with repulsiveness, while Déclaration Essence is a winner."
I see ;-)
Thank you so much for your very thoughtful response to my question about the Havana relaunch. I've acquired a decant of the "original" from a trusted source and I can't wait to compare it to the relaunch. Your insightful response will be quite valuable. It is wonderful to be part of the Basenotes family and I hope to keep in touch with you and others from time to time.
All the best,
P.S. My experience withe Rememberance was (and is) beguiling, bewildering and occassionally stubborn, but in the end she is quite beautiful. I think we all know some fragrances that fit that mold.
Great reviews! Keep them coming!
Clever name! Irony never hurts in our little quest for perfection. Like many others, I greatly admire your reviews. After reading your review and others on Havana, I'm wondering if you've compared the relaunch to the original? If so, any thoughts? I've heard conflicting reports from others, but mostly positive. Unfortunately, relaunch registers as reformulation in my mind. I just haven't had much sniffing pleasure with reforms. Almost always a let down. If anyone's nose knows, its yours. Thanks for your time and consideration.
I totally love your reviews.
Big fan of your reviews. Beyond the well-stated POV, we share similar tastes. Thanks for sharing your insights with the site. Very good work.
Whenever I read a review about a fragrance, I immediately scroll down its reviews to look for yours. My sense of smell is nowhere near as refined as yours, but your take on the fragrance is always spot on with how I'm smelling it. I just wanted to take some time to thank you in helping me get into this hobby. Your reviews make things easier because instead of having to deal with aggressive salespersons at counters, who are pressuring me to buy any fragrance they can sell, I can read your reviews instead. From there I either order a sample online, or go to a shop and ask to smell it. I have such a better sense of direction in this hobby because of you, and you've helped me more than you'll ever know. Hopefully I can develop the nose to be able to review like you one day, but until that day I will be reading your reviews for guidance. Thank you again and take care!
Great review of Nirmala! I'm wearing it - and I agree with every single word you said.
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