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  1. #61

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    And yes, my lovely cohorts, I will be catching up on PMs and feedback as soon as I have a nice block of time. Still have only barely tested the new juice.
    Sending BEMs scuttling back to Betelgeuse with my fierce fumage!
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=200749

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    I'm dithering about here in the UK with our crap postal service. I've decided mine will come some time in the middle of January. That way, I may have a surprise bonus if it comes a bit earlier. :-)
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  3. #63

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    GOT IT! And some other lovely samples,
    Thank you so very much, Kyra.
    Since I am already covered in Montale Blue Amber, I will have to wait until tomorrow.
    But I will open the vial for a preliminary sniff.
    O.K.
    My first impression (on paper) was a lovely blast of green, unsweet galbanum, followed by a sweeter, earthier combination of iris and...
    Wait a minute. There was no iris mentioned in the pyramid Roberto gave you.
    The reason? That pyramid was wrong. There are many notes omitted. ( I suspected something was amiss because galbanum is never a base note.)
    Here is the corrected pyramid:
    Top: bergamot, mandarin, neroli, jasmine, galbanum
    Middle: jasmine, rose, osmanthus, iris
    Base: patchouli, oakmoss, must, amber
    Last edited by purplebird7; 30th December 2007 at 04:41 PM.

  4. #64

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    Thanks, Purplebird. I was getting blasted out by the opening Galbanum (not generally a fan) and couldn't figure out why the Aedes site said galbanum in the base. I was wondering if my nose was losing its mind. :-) Glad to read your assessment, which reassures my nose mightily. ;-)

  5. #65

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    Oh lord, Purplebird! Now I can't wait!
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    but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
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    Am testing it today, thank you Purplebird for your correction to the notes. My nose it not yet sophisticated enough to identify galbanum ( I will have to visit a perfumer friend and sniff it separately I think) - I can pick out floral notes - I'm assuming that the galbanum is the somewhat earthy and at the same time sharp notes this opens with - I smell no rose at all during the drydown - which is interesting since rose is a note I am most attuned to - the iris is clearly there, as is the jasmine - but the notes keep floating in and out.

    This frag though by Molinard - keeps teasing me with similarities to several Guerlains, but nothing like the opening of Mitsouko, it is neither as fruity nor as spicy - will do a left arm/right arm test against them during the weeks to come. It does not have the sillage I expected - it's staying quite close - which is also okay- I don't have to have sillage.

    I do not dislike it - it is complex and interesting - and fits into the range of scents I find pleasing, but I'm happy we did this as a split - unless something changes radically over several wearings I doubt if I would need a full bottle, it does not offer anything that I am lacking, though I wouldn't mind having a full bottle if it were one third the price.

    Gave my arms to DH to sniff - he said "it's okay". Didn't either like or dislike, though he added as I walked away that he thought it was a bit too floral - which is odd - since he likes other florals on me. He doesn't love Mitsouko either.

    I've had it on for about 6 hours now - it isn't fading, but the amber/oaknoss is winning out - don't know where the patchouli is.

    Sorry, this is the best that I can do at this point in my describing of scents. Look forward to hearing how the rest of you experience this
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  7. #67

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    Un Historie de Chypre is truly an old-school chypre, and a welcome relief from the new chypres, many of which distort and cheapen the genre (with the exception of those such as Agent Provocateur and Narciso Rodriguez for Her.)
    It is a deep, fruity, slightly herbal, mossy, gorgeous scent, but...
    Why did Molinard feel compelled to recreate Diorella?
    I have them on side-by-side.
    The similarity is remarkable.
    Please do not think of me as unappreciative. I am glad to have this sample of Une Histoire de Chypre, and I will wear it and enjoy it. However, I do prefer the Diorella.
    I do not think it smells like Mitsouko because it lacks the dry, resionous wood.
    Rather, it is moist, sweet/sour citrusy, and has a slight herbal undertone that speaks of O de Lancome.
    The overall feeling is golden, like a real Chypre. My favorite part is the osmanthus note, which gives it a strong peachy aroma. However, that very same note is to blame for its resemblance to the other perfume.
    If I had never smelled Diorella, I would go out and buy this.
    Is that an endorsement?
    Qualified, yes.
    Is it FBW?
    Not with Diorella around.
    I wish Molinard had aimed for emulating Chypre de Coty instead.
    Last edited by purplebird7; 31st December 2007 at 08:34 PM.

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    My beautiful and generously packaged box of goodies arrived today.


    ::spritzes::

    ::smiles an unearthly smile::

    ::faints::
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    Why did Molinard feel compelled to recreate Diorella?
    I have them on side-by-side.
    The similarity is remarkable.
    (snip)
    If I had never smelled Diorella, I would go out and buy this.
    Is that an endorsement?
    Qualified, yes.
    Is it FBW?
    Not with Diorella around.
    I wish Molinard had aimed for emulating Chypre de Coty instead.
    Since the directory is down - I did a search for Diorella, looks interesting , and available - I only see an EdT though - Purplebird do you have the perfume?
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  10. #70

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    I have a sample, unknown concentration.
    Diorella is really beautiful. When I say Une Histoire de Chypre resembles it, I am paying the new fragrance a high compliment.
    My only disappointment is that we already have Diorella, so why replace it, when we don't have Chypre de Coty anymore.

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    Thanks Purplebird! Was confused at first - cause I have only sniffed Dioressence, which my mom wore sometimes - and the names are kind of similar. Will put Diorella on my "to test" list.
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  12. #72

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    I have spent the day in Mitsouko and this evening decided to give Une Histoire de Chypre a bit of a test, weeks after my initial swooning over it.

    this is elegant and classy to my nose.
    rather salty and warm.
    green opening. as a lover of no.19, I like green.
    definitely a fragrance for "going out."
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

  13. #73

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    It arrived! Along with loads of fabuous samples (thank you!). I haven't had a chance to sample it properly yet. I've been swept up in family dramas I could seriously do without. But those delicious little bottles are all winking at me from across the room. Whee!
    --------------------------------------
    Oh, by the way, I had a sniff of Diorella at lunchtime today and I thought it was FAB. I'm going to sample it proper-like when all the stupid January sales crowds have crawled back into their holes. Flaming madness in town today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clemmie View Post
    ...I had a sniff of Diorella at lunchtime today...
    So, do you agree with me that there is a strong similarity between the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    So, do you agree with me that there is a strong similarity between the two?
    Based on a brief whiff of Diorella, and a day of wearing Un Histoire de Chypre, I couldn't possibly say. I'd have to wear the two side by side to know for sure. I wore Un Histoire de Chypre today, and I'm rather sad to say that it didn't impress me even remotely. I'd even go so far as to say that had I sampled this in a department store, it would have fallen into the category of 'instantly forgettable and not worth buying'. But I'm learning every day, and I don't regret for a moment trying this one out. And the one thing I have learned from getting in on the split is that Mitsouko in EDP formulation is infinitely better than the rancid EDT I have taking up room on my dressing table.

    Anyway, I am going to go and try Diorella on my skin when the post-holiday madness is done with, and if I can remember to have the bottle of Un Histoire de Chypre with me when I do that, I'll compare them side by side and let you know. I have a feeling I already know which of the two I'm going to prefer.
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    I am only a couple hours into my first wearing so will hold off on a detailed review, but here are the comments I have received so far:

    Female co-worker (who always hugs me and takes a sniff) "You smell fantastic!"
    Male co-worker 1: What's that smell in here?
    Male co-worker 2: Smells like sex!

    I am very happy so far.
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zatarain View Post
    I am only a couple hours into my first wearing so will hold off on a detailed review, but here are the comments I have received so far:

    Female co-worker (who always hugs me and takes a sniff) "You smell fantastic!"
    Male co-worker 1: What's that smell in here?
    Male co-worker 2: Smells like sex!

    I am very happy so far.
    Holy moly! I'd better give it another try.

    (Although, the last time a male co-worker said 'what's that smell in here' to me, I was wearing Ambre Sultan, and his nose was wrinkled up like he'd just found a skunk lurking under his desk)

    I wasn't impressed with it at all. I've decided classic chypres and my skin probably don't work well together. This one just struck me as old-fashioned and generic. I'm a philistine. It's time I just faced facts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zatarain View Post


    Male co-worker 2: Smells like sex!

    Mercy! ::looks at prices for full bottle::
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    Oh dear - I keep going back and spritzing from this green bottle

    My SotD wore off and I said oh well ...let's just try UHdC again....BIG Mistake...
    I'm liking this more third wearing. ARGH! A hex on Renee and Kyra. The drydown is haunting me.
    I can't afford this ...how many soda bottles do I have to turn in at the supermarket to afford this ...

    Purplebird - where can I get some Diorella? HELP!
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