Your review of L'Air de Rien was -- murder, plain and simple. I do agree with you on this. The frag was vile, stinky, funky, damp. I had some respect for the Miller Harris line, but after this latest take, that now is shaken. Very good review.
I've been reading your reviews. Swoon.
Lol. A precis of other reviews. But since yours is the only one that seems to stand out, it is good enough. No, I haven't had the chance to smell the vintage version of Monsieur de Givenchy; but I have the current one. The one in the Les Mythiques line. I really like it. I use L'eau d'Hadrien sometimes, and it seems similar -- but the Givenchy is classic/ understated/ soigne and beautiful. Citrus/ lavender/ wood/ and oakmoss. If you have sampled both versions, do you favor the vintage one! Btw, Merely has "one" review -- of En Avion. It is very well-written. In a manner that reminds me of your writing!
I have read your review of Chaldee, and I have to smile. It is wondrous. So precisely evocative. Mind you all these comps are difficult to find in their original formulations. I guess you do this on purpose. You have a knack for reviewing stand-alone and singular fragrances, which seem largely beyond the reach -- of the common. You inform, educate, entertain, and intrigue us. And for that I am most grateful. Mon ami, thanks for sharing.
I have not forgotten! I have simply been gathering my thoughts prior to in incarnation. (Some technical challenges, in truth. I shall consult the sage Rubegon.)
Oh no, I missed your birthday?!! I hope it was a good one.
I hope you had a memorable birthday, MdM, and many, many more. Remember: you are only one day older than you were before. The date of your birth is trivia.
How was it, by the way? I'm very curious to know how you spent it.
You're not the only one, Fleurine. I can't bring myself to buy anything that is still being made. He's like the pied piper of perfumistos.
greeting from Paris! i just arrived at l'hotel place de vosges, which is a sweet little place , great location, and not expensive so thanks for the rec. i just popped open the jicky parfum that i brought from new york, and it is itting atmy bedside in the evening light...i don't think Parisian light is so bad for perfume reallly...this little bottlehas already crossed the atlantic twice, and still has to fly home...and I bought a 5 euro bar of Fleur de Osmanthus soap..i am becoming an MdM wannabe, I fear...
Enchanted by your review of Tabu. You truly are a remarkable writer!
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