I agree with the recommendations for Del Pozo's In Black
and In White
- very good and a bit unusual, long-lasting and very well-priced. In Black reminds me a bit of Black Orchid
...maybe with a bit of Poison
(?) thrown in. It's dark and sexy with juicy cherries and licorice over sultry florals, musk, cedar and patchouli. And I agree with sophi
, In White is very
similar to Pure Poison
, but I actually prefer In White - it seems rounder and a lot less shrill to me. I've never really gotten along with Pure Poison so I was pleased to find In White to be a more refined and wearable version of it.Halloween
is interesting...reminiscent of Alien
, maybe, but with violet instead of jasmine. I need to dig out my mini and give it a sniff to remember exactly, but I don't think the name really fits the fragrance which isn't dark or spooky or even very incensey (although incense is listed in the notes) at all. It's a sweet and creamy floral oriental, maybe with a touch of an aquatic something or other going on. On Ella
is the other one I've tried and like, but would need to resniff to really recommend it. I can say that it's a nice green floral with a hook....I think it was the freesia that was the stand-out note. And now I'm wondering if it's Gucci's Envy
that it reminds me of...!?
They're certainly affordable, but I wouldn't really recommend buying Del Pozos blind - they can be sort of weird and somewhat polarizing...then again, if you come across them in a bargain bin I'd say go ahead and grab one. No matter which you find, it probably won't set you back more than $20. And the bottles are pretty cool.
Does anyone know Duende
? Duende is from 1992 and was created by Olivier Cresp, so that's pretty interesting! Ambar is new and I like the bottle and the notes - cardamom, bergamote, tangerine, iris, tea, peony, virginia cedar, sage and amber. Here's the bottle -