- so good to have another luscious peach lover here !
Congrats on the Visa - wear it with good peachy health !
I am linking Purplebird's
excellent peach thread to this one.http://www.basenotes.net/threads/194...Kinds-of-PeachClive Christian X perfume for Women
Okay , I have reviewed this one once before for the sample thread but I have got to get this off my chest.
I know Clive Christian bought over The Crown Perfumery and for that, I think he will always be known as The Kitchen- Furniture Maker Who Axed A Great Perfume Company And We Will Remember This Always. Poor guy.....
However, I will put bias aside for now. I am interested only in the scent.
If a perfume company says their ingredients are top notch ,all natural ,only the best, triple extract, quality before price etc - then my expectations will be very high. I expect the best from this company as advertised.
Amouage is the other company I have held in high regard in regards to the quality of their perfumes ( not sure what their direction is lately, but that's another thread........)
So on to Clive Christian X for Women .'The Ripest Peach is Highest on the Tree',
the most expensive on the credit card or heaviest weighing on the wallet ... and the most frustrating. This is Clive Christian X for women .
It is a most wonderful peach - dry peach ,peach skin, sweet peach flesh , peach stone with flesh clinging , decaying peach .....
The problem is the longevity of this scent. It's infuriatingly short lived. I have timed this scent's evolution . 2 hours maximum and then it is very faint.
In my review previously , I said it is a long lasting scent. I retract this and I must edit my review of this perfume. Having tried this many times over the years , I am disappointed to say , I think it has been changed .
That dreaded word - reformulation . I believe X perfume had
a lot of spice in it - eugenol etc. So basically, the formula had to meet IFRA restrictions and is thus changed - the longevity has suffered ? I don't know but this is my speculation.
I felt so strongly about this, I emailed Clive Christian's London office about it. I got a reply ( surprise ,surprise .. I did not think I would )
It said that because Clive Christian's perfumes contain a lot of natural ingredients , the batches of scent may differ and to contact the nearest sales distributor etc and to contact them again if need be.
I actually am not sure if X perfume is worth $355 plus tax . However, I will say this , I adore this scent , more than any other peach perfume. It is the biz . But the longevity !!!!!!!!!!!!