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    Default Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Yikes! Such grapfruit! I love the first few seconds of it but does anybody else think it sort of starts to smell like vomit after that? I don't know. Maybe I need to investigate this one more closely. I just got it. It disappears very quickly, but I read that this is just an illusion -- other people can smell it for hours afterwards, just not you! What do you people think?

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    Default Re: Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Interesting point. When I first got it I gave it 5 stars for longevity. Then I started to think I couldn't detect it after a couple of hours. My wife who likes this scent (one of only few of mine she does like) often says how nice I smell some hours after applying it and when I can no longer smell it.

    This may be a Guerlain phenomenon at least in my case. I find that the three I currently own either seem to come and go or disappear for me but others can still sense them?

    Trot

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    Default Re: Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Like Turin very correctly points out Pamplelune has a sulphuric quality making it really weird. Itīs a nice fragrance but the ovewhelming, bitter grapefruit can become cloying at times.

    MMM

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    Thr first time I wore it thinking it was a EdC ( I drenched myself in it ), yes, the whole vomit thing happened. I then realised that it was a combination of the patchouli and my skin...and the next time I used it, I used it sparingly, and then I realised why so many people are crazy about this AA. Try it on clean skin right after a shower...and with a light spritz...and tell me if you still get the nastiness.

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    Default Re: Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    Well I put it on last night again, after a shower, and as I read, and read, and read, and read (ugh) I continued to keep getting whiffs of it. It still smelled a little like vomit, to me. I suspect my skin is very acidic/sour on its own, so maybe citruses aren't the best things for me to wear. Even though I find them so appealing I am a girl, this is definitely a unisex scent. I will force some males that I know to wear it, maybe some females that I know, and I will smell them, and then I will be able to see if it is the nature of the perfume that I find offputting, or just the way it reacts with my skin. I think you're right, that if I used it incredibly, incredibly sparingly, I could avoid this phenomenon. I hope so, because the opening accords are just so beautiful.

    I read that this one does not have any alcohol in it. The other Aqua Allegorias have alcohol in them, just not this one?

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    Default Re: Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune

    There may be some products of the Aqua Allegorias without any alcohol in them, but it is not the case with the one I have. Maybe someone else here can comment on this ?

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