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    Mar 2009
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    Default Mini Review of Apothia Ron Robinson Scents

    The Apothia store in Fred Segal Melrose has a nice selection of frags - Serge Lutens, L'Artisan, Creeds, CDG, Monocle, Geir, Gendarme, et al. In addition, they have a small line of in house scents created by owner Ron Robinson.

    Velvet Rope - inspired by an icy cold, dry vanilla martini spiked with absolute jasmine and a twist of grapefruit. Pure white musk heats up the background of this super-sexy scent.

    Interesting. Opens up a bit like Vicks Formula 44 and quckly dries down to a really nice musk. I like it.

    IF - A dazzling bouquet of white flowers, IF blooms with top notes of zesty grapefruit and sparkling yuzu, ending in a deep romantic drydown.

    Me no like. Far too, uh...floral. But if you like floral, this has plenty of it.

    Pearl - a simple, precious, polished work of art with hints of shiso leaf, plum blossom, peony, orris and warm golden amber, parallel to the formation of the pearl

    Not bad, like a dry version of C. Santal by Fresh. Lots of Amber.

    Anyway, not bad and certainly worth a sniff if you're in the hood. Try out the Czech & Speake Neroli when you're there. Oh so good.
    Last edited by adonis; 15th June 2009 at 01:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Mini Review of Apothia Ron Robinson Scents

    Velvet Rope is the only scent by Apothia I like. That 'burning cigarette' smell mixed in with the sweet vanilla gives the illusion of someone smoking inside a French pastry shop. I don't get the nightclub reference...
    Selling used bottles of vintage Heritage Eau de Parfum (Guerlain), Anima Dulcis (Arquiste), Noel au Balcon (ELDO), Santal de Mysore (Serge Lutens), Aedes de Vensutas (L'Artisan) and more, click HERE

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