Just got my hands on the sadly discontinued Neroli EdP, and I must say this is what Fleur du Mâle should have been. My previous experience with Neroli was that it was always too cloying and feminine to wear. Who wants to smell like Grandma's soap dish? Now this is Neroli done right. Seductive, flowery yet dark, intense yet never cloying, and in the end it refuses to declare its sex. This is what Fleur du Male should've been! With FdM, I get a tangy and syrupy scent that turns sickly on my skin. Whenever I saw the ad for Fleur du Mâle with the guy in the bathtub of white flowers, I used to laugh and say to myself, "Not even close!" Now, when I see the ad, I imagine the warm and dark entrails of L'Occitane Neroli EdP. If Baudelaire were alive today, I'd know which scent he'd go for.
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12/20/07 at 7:26pm