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    Wink So what do you think about Sonia Rykiel (1997) ?

    I finally had the chance to sample Sonia Rykiel, the self titled 1997 release that comes in a dark orange box This, after trying really hard to figure out what a particular sample vial I used 12 years ago in this thread :

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/248......?highlight=

    Well, the response in that thread was quite good and I am very thankful to all those that responded. What I came out of that thread was Sonia Rykiel. If it wasn't SR, then I would have been at a loss as to what the particular scent was. But as soon as I sampled it ( finally, after all that time), I knew it was "it".

    This comes across as almost a semi-edible fragrance. A sort of gourmand ? This makes me contradict myself in a way, as I tend to dislike gourmands actually. Once SR reaches the stages of its later drydown ( pretty much the bottom notes), it really seems to be close to a mens designer sweet/"gourmandish" fragrance. Still, far from masculine or "mannish" ( thats not really a word). There is something there that makes SR feminine. As well, mostly the top and middle stages are more leaning towards the feminine side. I do get a fruit-like opening and I like the transition of the top notes towards some of the other notes in the first hour of wearing. Definetly a dead giveaway to the vial I was trying to search for. Don't ask me about the phantom "rose" note

    Overall, a nice scent. I am not sure if I want a full bottle, but its nice. Most of all, I do not know if I would wear this too much. I already have Givenchy Play Intense for all my foody vanilla needs. But the hard work in searching for SR makes me feel a need to justify it all.

    Thanks for those who read my post. Now, I would like to read your thoughts on Sonia Rykiel. What do you think of it ? Even if you can't stand it, let us all know. There are only 5 reviews in the directory and a couple of old threads.

    Thanks !
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    Default Re: So what do you think about Sonia Rykiel (1997) ?

    It is a gourmand floriental, not dissimilar to CK Euphoria, TM Angel, Chopard Wish, Molinard Nirmala, John Varvatos EdP and Juliet has a Gun Lady Vengeance.

    Bright fruity top with pineapple --> roses/florals --> woody patchouli with hints of vanilla.

    The only two masculine aspects might be:
    1) quite sharp citrus on top and
    2) nice rounded patchouli in the drydown.

    PM me your address, BTW, I can get you up to 5ml of Molinard Ambre. At no cost.

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    Default Re: So what do you think about Sonia Rykiel (1997) ?

    I like it very much and wore it a lot about ten years ago. The only thing in it I don't care for is the pineapple top note, but thankfully that doesn't last long.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: So what do you think about Sonia Rykiel (1997) ?

    Good to hear the responses from both you, thanks

    So there is a floral component here. There are many times I am at a blank when trying to think what I am smelling ( ie what notes...etc).
    Seeking: Bottles/decants : of Feeling Man, Gucci pour Homme, Essence of John Galliano, Nicole Miller (vintage), Opium pour Homme, Oxford & Cambridge, Concentré D'Orange Verte...etc.

    Seeking decant/sample of Jil Sander Feeling Man, Cacharel Nemo, Bijan for Men EDC, Lanvin for Men, Giorgio VIP, Il Lancetti and other old school frags ....etc. I have samples to swap.

    More HERE
    Please PM me !

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