Where did people get that lavender would smell like ash? Anyway an eye-opener for me. Could that explain the distasteful topnote that I get in the highly aromatic Guerlain Héritage? But then again where is the ash in Mouchoir de Monsieur, another lavender bomb?
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very very wintery fragrance, unwearable in warm climate. I like it, albeit perhaps it is a bit too strong, lasting and boozy for a female skin...
Last edited by Pasionaria; 12th January 2012 at 11:13 AM.
Yes I get a bit of a burning metal smell initially, like a cheap frypan left on a camp fire for too long, once it settles down I like it though.
I would not say wierd, but not my favorite lavender scent
On me it smelled thin, sour and cheap.
Smells delightful to me.
This one is easy to ruin by over-application I have found. One or two sprays are enough.
He boiled for our sins.
I hated GC when I first got a sample of it, it was so different from any other lavender fragrances. It's very smokey and has a good bit of iris, it was just so different. I did grow to love it though, and picked up a bottle this Summer. I remember wearing it out to dinner one night and it was just so sensual on a warm night. In the Winter the lavender seems muted to me. I get a nice smokey vanillic incense drydown. It's an acquired taste, but I'm glad I have it.
Another one from SL that intrigues me. Def an aquired taste, as with others from this house
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At first, Gris Clair smelled like an electrical fire, so much so that I didn't even identify it as a lavender scent-- but I loved it nonetheless. After my third or fourth time wearing it, it became much smoother with only occasional overpowering ashiness. In terms of lavenders I much prefer it to Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur, which are both a bit too oily for my taste. It's quite similar to By Kilian's A Taste of Heaven, but ATOH is far more restrained (a bad thing, IMO).
I like the opening of Gris Clair, but I understand 100% of what you mean. I get a fatty oily sort of smell that smells like foody cooking oil residue, don't like it
I still struggle with Lavender fragrances. I just can't shake the old woman associations it seems to conjure for me. Great frag though GC.