Originally Posted by Basteri
Tonight, two hours ago, I sprayed in each hand:
Reverie au Jardin.
I felt sick to my stomach literally and rush to wash my hands. Overwhelming ...perhaps it was the combination of both that did the damage.
Does anyone actually wear this? When I first tried on paper Lonestar I really liked it, I thought it was incredible original and special. Today I have changed my mind, this stuff will give me an instant headache and will make my stomach uneasy, not to mention the people around me.Is the L'air du désert marocain also that "strong" ?...
Yes it is! Actually, the ingredients are about as dense as in Lonestar
, but due to their different nature the whole impact of L'Air
is 'mind blowing'
. It depends on the wearer if he finds those blows heavenly
! I couldn't decide on that for a while but as the negative impressions grew, I traded my 3.4 bottle away (it was still almost full after two years).
Falling ill from simply sampling a scent can happen. Reporting that shouldn't necessarily degrade it. I see it as a warning from my body's alarm system, and best perfumes have caused that to me, like when sampling Lutens' perfumes I strongly reacted to Un Lys
and Fleur d'Oranger
.The same happened once trying two sprays only of Musc Ravageur
(which I love).Now to Lonestar:
it is one of the very few that seem to really have birch tar
included . People often talk about birch tar in context with leathers. I doubt that many leather accords really contain the tar. The vast majority seems to have birch oil
instead (think of birch oil
as diluted tar). When I wanted to experiment with BT they hesitated to really fill off like 15 ml at the apothecary. It would be way too strong to any nose, they said. And they were almost correct. As a layman I found no way to dilute that enough by hand to turn it into something pleasant on human skin, and my experiments led me to feel terribly sick twice. I had to pause for days not to induce the feeling again. And now I even don't touch the diluted stuff. To me it's clear what made you fell so ill, Basteri, and I symphathize!
I am relatively late posting this - for one reason mainly: I live near Zurich, Tauer lives in Zurich, and I have met him more than once at his vernissages
(usually around X-mas). We could have become friends, but I knew this would perhaps not happen if I wanted to be open about his perfumes and marketing. But I can filter what I must say in public, and we can stay on friendly terms. There is nothing else that Le Maroc and L'Air could really be compared to, I agree. Both contain quality ingredients, that is obvious. I like those ingredients very much, why else would I love Ambre Sultan ? And should a man or woman walk by my desk in a street café wearing one or the other I would also enjoy the trail, but close up for more than seconds I find both über-ambitious and louder than necessary.
@ Michael Storer re: " It's exacly like overhearing that your child has a face uglier than a pan of worms..., etc. "
I hear you. And I really appreciate your being here and also talking openly. The same holds true for Abdessalam (Profumo.it)
and the presence of René (Les Nez)
. But I have a good answer to you only in cases where your babies are being received well by us perfume fans. Maybe it would be worthwhile to discuss optimal forms of criticism in a future thread.For now, let me say this:
I wanted to not eat my fish as a child, and as an older person I also want to be free to criticize perfumes (and perfume critics) as much as is politely possible in clear language. It's never nice to rain on anybodies parade, so I hold back a lot of times. I think everybody should always monitor himself a little. But occasionally it's necessary to lean against the storm ! As a whole, I think, it helps next to any business to be discussed
rather than remaining unknown. One bad bashing often provokes quite a number of contrary reactions. In the end it all balances out to something close to the 'truth' which is often seen as positive. Just think of the BN review section, or most of the Creed and Kouros threads.