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    Love your Paco Rabanne story! And love ur blog site!

    Another vote for Diorissimo per favore.

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    Sensuous

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    Thanks for taking the time to post.

    Oh I agree, Shalimar is 100% unisex and somewhere back in the midst of time above you'll find my thoughts on it.

    Great having your input.

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    It's a LOT after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Friday 15th February, I'll keep my leathers on as I'll be wearing....

    Robert Piguet Bandit

    What will I wear Saturday 16th February? Choose from the following 10:

    Estée Lauder Sensuous

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Caron Parfum Sacre

    Britney Spears Fantasy

    Cristobal Balenciaga Balenciaga L`Essence

    Carven Ma Griffe

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Or the newcomer...

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You have just under 17 hours... starting now.

    You can now check out my thoughts on...

    Gres Cabochard

    In short form below or in extended format at my blog...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/14/un-premier-amour-a-first-love-cabochard-by-parfums-gres/

    As and additional treat, anyone interested in rose perfumes from

    Coty L'Aimant to Amouage Memoir Woman

    Might want to take a look at my 13 roses for anyone feeling unlucky in love article... it's quite fun, honest...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/15/the-perfumed-bakers-dozen-thirteen-roses-for-anyone-feeling-unlucky-in-love/

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    Hello all.

    Inspired by St Valentine's Day, I decided to take matters into my own hands and nominate my own perfume (fear not normal service will be resumed).

    I therefore present you with the short version of the review of

    Gres Cabochard

    Cabochard is not what she was. Of that there can be no denying.

    Today though still beautiful she has the bleak, too bony and hollow-eyed look and feel of a fashion model on the brink of despair.

    But catch examples of her in her heyday and a different woman awaits you.

    The ultimate in leather clad confidence, she is the chemical queen always on the lookout for a male sidekick. But for all this flint and bone oakmoss structure, the old girl could put on the curvaceous when she needed to: summoning up concupiscent curls of rose, orris root and sage seemingly on demand.

    They have largely been withered away now to today’s etiolated example that can call only on watered down jasmine and synthetic if satisfying amber for strength.

    Do not dismiss the latest headstrong girl because she’s still tougher than most men in the room. It’s just unfortunate she’s not the force of nature her foremother was.

    But we will always have the memories.

    Just as we will always have Paris.... and Paris belongs to all of us, men and women alike.


    ***

    For the extended version (with music and film!) just visit The Perfumed Dandy:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/14/un-premier-amour-a-first-love-cabochard-by-parfums-gres/

    I do hope you will come and pay a visit and that this isn't too much of a pain.

    The reason for the change is that I've been getting quite a few comments that the reviews were getting too long and were not really what the database was for.

    To be honest it's a fair cop.

    Also I wanted to be sure that my cast of characters would be there for all to see in posterity.

    Do pop by!
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    Still hanging on for EL Knowing Another vote for that today.

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    It's a quite a lot after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Saturday 16th February, taking voting from three polling stations into account, I'll be wearing....

    Cristbal Balenciaga Balenciaga L`Essence

    What will I wear Monday 18th February?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Estée Lauder Sensuous

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Caron Parfum Sacre

    Britney Spears Fantasy

    Carven Ma Griffe

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    As this is the weekend that means two votes each!!

    Just to let you know that as well as voting for Monday's fragrance here, you can now vote directly at The Perfume Dandy's Hit Parade

    Just click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side'.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...-hit-parade-1/

    For a limited time only you can vote both here and there - two votes a day or four at the weekend.

    So, to quote MarkT and other eminent Americans...

    'Vote early.Vote often.'

    Some of you who missed it the first time round might also be interested to know that my review of

    Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles

    Is now republished at The Perfumed Dandy in full technicolor glory...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...jean-desperez/

    Here's to a fine fragrant weekend.

    Remember you have around 48 hours... starting now.

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    From now on on Fridays I will be posting a taster of an older review of the many that I've done to coincide with it appearing on The Perfumed Dandy

    Today, we leave behind post war Paris and head beyond the walls of the City of Light, to Versailles and to a

    Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles

    Bal a Versailles is a dangerous, irresistibly repugnant scent for men and women prepared to dance the dance of death. For all its wondrous beauty nothing can disguise the beating of its monstrous bestial heart.

    Amongst its resinous superfluities beyond the brief orange opening there may be flowers and powder a plenty but this is an unapologetically animal aroma with plenty of tooth and claw.

    With silage the size of a herd of wildebeest and longevity the length of an elephant's memory this is not a commitment to be taken likely.

    Accept its invitation and you are bid welcome to the party of a lifetime, but stay too long and you too may succumb to the guillotine's blade.

    But hell is worth the risk!!



    ***


    This is the concise version of the review - a fuller story of the ills of the palace can be found with more words and some pictures at

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/15/the-perfumed-dandys-classic-collection-bal-a-versailles-by-jean-desperez/

    Do take a peek - and why not push the names of your favorite fragrances forward a little and further towards the top 10 while your there at

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/about/suggest-a-new-scent-or-recommend-an-old-one/
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    Still waiting for Fracas & Samsara to appear...

    Donna Karan Gold.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Sensuous

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Still waiting for Fracas & Samsara to appear...

    Donna Karan Gold.
    I'm on the edge of my seat for Fracas!

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    All, I faithfully promise Samsara this week and almost certainly Fracas.

    No, I will promise Fracas too.

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    It's a quite a lot after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Monday 18th February, after the most titanic battle we've ever had, the barbarians are victorious, I'll be wearing....


    Britney Spears Fantasy


    What will I wear Tuesday 19th February?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Estée Lauder Sensuous

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Caron Parfum Sacre

    Carven Ma Griffe

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Estée Lauder Very Estee


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!


    Just to let you know that as well as voting for Monday's fragrance here, you can now vote directly at The Perfume Dandy's Hit Parade

    Just click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side'.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    For a limited time only you can vote both here and there - two votes a day!

    Some of you who missed it the first time round might also be interested to know that my review of

    Lanvin Arpege

    Arpege, even in her reigned in contemporary form is a perennially prickly perfume, quite impossible to get to know at once.

    Her behaviour in the opening notes is by most measures quite unseemly and to some noses downright upsetting.

    But forbearance and a little understanding see this slightly acidic aledhyde blossom first into a full-bodied floral and then a warm-hearted almost wooded amber scent that never loses her edgy integrity.

    Arpege can give the best in class - including the biggest names - a run for their money.
    People speak in hushed tones of her family heritage and I would have loved to have met her mother in her vintage days.


    Is now available in extended form via The Perfumed Dandy in full technicolor glory...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...-guest-review/

    Here's to a great smelling week.

    Remember have around 24 hours... starting now.
    Last edited by Assiduosity; 18th February 2013 at 12:58 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsucker View Post
    I'm on the edge of my seat for Fracas!
    Your wish is my command - see below for the temporary link!

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    It's not too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Tuesday 19th February, the Renaissance and civilisation is restored, I'll be wearing....


    Carven Ma Griffe


    What will I wear Wednesday 20th February?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Estée Lauder Sensuous

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Caron Parfum Sacre

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    Just to let you know that as well as voting for Tuesday's fragrance here, you can now vote directly at The Perfume Dandy's Hit Parade

    Simply click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side'.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    For a limited time only you can vote both here and there - two votes a day!



    *****

    My review of


    Robert Piguet Fracas

    Is now available via The Perfumed Dandy in full technicolor glory...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

    Due to a technical error the concise version for basenotes will be a little delayed. Ooops. Sorry about that.

    It will appear here in about 12 hours time.

    Here's to a great smelling week.

    Remember have around 24 hours... starting now.
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    Sensuous

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    EL Knowing

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    Sorry all. Wordpress ate my Fracas review - it's there but it's goobledeegook - I will post when re-translated.

    In the meantime you can find it - with pretty pictures at

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

    Today I was more careful

    Cristobal Balenciaga Balenciaga L`Essence

    L’Essence de Cristobal Balenciaga is a light airy perfume resembling the half remembered memories of an evening perilously misspent.

    Opening with an unexpected and unmentioned citrus jam note, the fragrance is soon subsumed into a vast array of flowers, all violets.

    One could be deceived for thinking this the scent of a simple and straightforward young woman. That would be a mistake.

    An internal accord of complexity and steely determination manifests itself in a vetiver, lawn grass and cedar tree background that gives the whole package genuine staying power and silage whilst remaining defiantly unsweet and uncute.

    This silk ball gown contains a young woman with a past that stretches back long before last night.

    And as for men? They will come and go and some of them will smell, for a time at least, of violets too.


    This is a new concise style review, to ensure that the thread doesn't become totally unmanageable, to discover more of the lady in the ball gown just click below...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

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    It's too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Wednesday 20th February, a sleeper from the house of sleepers, I'll be wearing....


    Estée Lauder Sensuous


    What will I wear Thursday 21st February?

    Choose from the following 10:


    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Caron Parfum Sacre

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    Just to let you know that as well as voting for Wednesday's fragrance here, you can now vote directly at The Perfume Dandy's Hit Parade

    Simply click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side'.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    For a limited time only you can vote both here and there - two votes a day!



    *****

    My concise review of

    Cristobal Balenciaga Balenciaga L`Essence

    Is now uploaded.

    The fuller version is now available via The Perfumed Dandy in full technicolor glory...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/19/birds-flying-high-lessence-cristobal-balenciaga-by-balenciaga-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

    Here's to a great smelling week.

    Remember have around 24 hours... starting now.
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    Donna Karan Gold.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Thierry Mugler Angel smells better on me than on my partner
    my blog : bonnygonggrijp.blogspot.com

    Lalique Pour Homme

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    Diorissimo

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    Ma Griffe by Carven

    Ma Griffe is a sorrowfully optimistic scent.

    It seems to know that despite its pure white floral heart it is destined to lead a cold life.

    It makes a fair fist of a bright opening all aledhyde and aromatic, then transforms effortlessly into a clean and becoming bouquet of freeze dried flowers.

    Though somehow these notes of gardenia, iris, orange blossom, jasmine, muguet and rose are too brittle. One senses they would break if touched.

    It is this fragility, as if the whole fragrance’s slight composition where stretched out to too tight over an oakmoss structure too big and forceful for it, that is the scent’s haunting charm.

    If it were not for a slight powdery sweetness that arrives midway through, this perfume would be the very epitome of sparseness.

    As it is Ma Griffe is entirely sympathetic and strangely attractive in a solitary way.

    It should be noted that loneliness afflicts both men and women equally, this being the appropriate accompaniment for such an unfortunate emotion I see no reason why all should not feel free to use it.

    This is the concise version of the review - for the full treatment with images etc check out The Perfumed Dandy:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

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    Shalimar

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    It's too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Thursday 21st February, a sacred love, I'll be wearing....

    Caron Parfum Sacre



    What will I wear Saturday 23rd February? Please note this date is correct and I shall be in Paris!!

    Choose from the following 10:


    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

    Or the new entrant to the chart...



    Stella McCartney Stella


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    Just to let you know that as well as voting for Wednesday's fragrance here, you can now vote directly at The Perfume Dandy's Hit Parade

    Simply click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side'.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    For a limited time only you can vote both here and there - two votes a day!



    *****

    My concise review of

    Carven Ma Griffe

    Is now uploaded.

    The fuller version is now available via The Perfumed Dandy in full technicolor glory...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...ented-letter//

    Here's to a great smelling week.

    Today you have only around 16 hours... starting now!!!!!

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    It's too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today... well I'm off to Paris and you'll just have to check The Perfumed Dandy to find out what I'm wearing - staff there will let you know a little before lunch...

    On Saturday 23rd February, thank you very much, I'll be wearing....

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit



    What will I wear Monday 25th February? Please note this date is correct and I maybe be back from Paris!!

    Choose from the following 10:


    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Dior Diorissimo

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    Now I reckon you've all got three votes here and another three at The Perfumed Dandy - so go crazy!!!

    Simply click on the link below to be transported directly to 'the other side', where voting starts on Saturday - all machines working...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com



    Best of luck...


    *****

    While I'm away there will be a new review of a timeless classic at The Perfumed Dandy and on Sunday a Special Guest Review by none other than our very own Mr Lanier.

    Oh, and there's riddle to keep any of you with a mind for such things occupied.

    Right, I'm off.

    A bientot.
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    I've been away from this thread for a while. Glad to see it's still going. Hope to have time this weekend to get caught up here and to check out your blog.

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    Tom Ford Noir de Noir is a pretty feminine scent in my opinion but I love wearing it, and it gets a lot more compliments from women than my Bois d'Orage, Pure Oud or even Aventus.

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    Diorissimo

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    I will keep my vote for EL Knowing.

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    I can't remember if it's been mentioned in this thread but I got a peel-n-sniff sample of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist in the newspaper ads the other day. I liked it, had kind of a "freshly laundered" vibe that I find appealing. It also struck me as quite wearable by a man. The reviews here at BN didn't quite match my impression so maybe the juice is different than the ad sample.

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    Actually that's a good question. How do scent cards age? Are the top notes burnt off by the time you get it? Maybe you're only getting the base. I wouldn't be surprised if the subject is explored elsewhere on BN . . .

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    It's a little before midnight, London and a little after in Paris. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow Monday 25th February, after a madness of multiple voting, I'll be wearing....

    Dior Diorissimo


    What will I wear Tuesday 26th February?

    Choose from the following 10:


    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Or the new entrant to the chart...

    Guerlain Sous le Vent


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You also get an additional vote if you visit The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    If you haven't seen it yet, my review of

    Chanel Chanel N°5

    Is now at The Perfumed Dandy too. Just click below to find it.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...ic-collection/

    I'd be very interested to hear your views about a perfume that seems to divide these days as much as it once united.

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    PS

    I will post a concise version of the Chanel No. 5 review - but I'm beat right now and off to bed!!

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    Oh, a new option! HdP Moulin Rouge! I love this one!

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    Yay for Diorissimo. Persistence pays off. But do specify whether it's the current or the vintage you're reviewing.

    My next vote goes to the newcomer: Sous le Vent

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    To end the long weekend in Paris....

    The perfume that has received the largest number of nominations ever... in EdP concentration primarily...

    Guerlain Mitsouko

    Mitsouko is peerless.

    It was the perfume to end all perfume.

    And though it could not hope to be that, it remains the greatest of them all.

    Some sniff it smells of automobile gas, others pretend to perceive only peaches.

    Truthfully both parties are in part true. There is an essence of petrol in the stronger concentrations, but this is a kerosene to carry away souls not some dirty old diesel.

    And the peach is the antithesis of soft, sugared, supermarket-sparkling clean soft fruit: it is an ageing momento mori too fleshy, flabby and fast on its way to mould to be too long of this world.

    Then there is the moss, which is at once warm woodland floor and dank winter tree bark, which pervades every part of the composition giving lie to the idea of a flat Earth in fragrance.

    The grass here is not green but dry and yellowing, the spices subtle yet, in the cinnamon especially, sometimes deceivingly strong: seeming to come and go from the scene.

    Flowers play a very second fiddle, only lilacs catching the melody upon occasion to give mournful orchestration too the whole piece.

    And quite a piece Mitsouko is: perfume’s first unquestionable masterpiece.

    *************

    Talking of male and female here seems silly and frankly insulting.

    Does Guernica have a gender?

    This is the concise database-friendly version of the review, the extended review can be found at The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

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    It's a lot after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today Tuesday 26th February, after a sedate procession to the top of the chart, I'll be wearing....

    Donna Karan Donna Karan Gold


    What will I wear Wednesday 27th February?

    Choose from the following 10:


    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Guerlain Sous le Vent

    Or the newcomer...

    Lancome Tresor


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You also get an additional vote if you visit The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    If you haven't seen it yet my review of

    Guerlain Mitsouko

    Is now up on the database in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy too. Just click below to find it.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/26/petroleum-and-peach-schnapps-mitsouko-by-guerlain-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/
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    Still eagerly awaiting Samsara...

    l vote for Stella next.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Sorry, double post.
    Last edited by teardrop; 26th February 2013 at 09:57 AM.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Make sure teardrop just gets one vote

    EL Knowing

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    Hello All

    First up some apologies - a browser that shall remain nameless seems to have decided to eat my humble computer for breakfast and I have spent the day mashing together what I can from the remains into a semi-functioning piece of kit.

    This is sad as (a) I didn't get a chance to share yesterday's review and

    (b) the scent of the day will have been of special interest to some of you.

    Let's rectify all of that now...

    Caron Narcisse Noir

    Narcisse Noir is the smell of a small liberation.

    It is the ecstatic unfurling of a muscle too long held in tension, the stretching out of long limbs too long constrained and now allowed at last to be lucid.

    It is a perfume of performance not entirely suitable for rehearsals.

    Opening with an entire corps de ballet of daffodils and orange blossoms this production has ambition from the start.

    These first performers quickly cede centre stage to new stars: a robust if not downright rotund orange with its two partners a somewhat jagged and playful jasmine and a decidedly medicinal tincture of rose.

    The narcissi never leave the scene though, and can be called upon at any point to lend force to every heavily choreographed and highly sexed set piece.

    Our third act finds us in expansive territory, an imagined landscape of the Russian Steppes as they once were: wild grasses with antelope and feral cats here and there.

    It is an animal world, the only trace of men the incense of unseen churches of the old religion.

    Against this endless wilderness our drama plays out towards an enigmatic ending that hints at the eternal.

    Narcisse Noir is by turns a joyous evocation of youth, an erotic dance of courtship and a meditation on the meaning of the final curtain.

    It is classical ballet made scent.

    Like all great dance it calls on dancers of every sex.

    *************

    I was fortunate enough to sample the current extrait and an older eau de toilette formulation in a white spotted box and the traditional Caron flacon.

    However, though lighter I find the current toilette to be a perfectly sensuous scent, much derided for no good reason.

    Rumours abound that the eau de toilette is to be entirely discontinued if this has not indeed already happened.

    The full version can be found at The Perfumed Dandy - just click below to be transported to the ballet!

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/

    Meanwhile, today I have been wearing Estee Lauder Knowing! Hurrah I hear some shout....

    Okay so after this exceptional general post, things will be back to normal from tomorrow - I hope!

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    Well, after another breakdown in communications (it was a search engine that was eating my IT not a broadband problem...) it's past 0100 hours here in London and the lines have finally closed. Voting is over!!

    Today, Thursday 28th February, I'll be wearing:

    Histoires de Parfums 1889 Moulin Rouge


    Yes , that might be a surprise but it's another one of the flukes of the voting system!

    What will I wear Friday 1st March (St David's Day)?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Guerlain Sous le Vent

    Lancome Tresor

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights


    Or the newcomer...

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You also get an additional vote if you visit The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    The IT has put paid to a new review for now, but one is on it's way very soon.... In the meantime. if you haven't seen it yet my review of

    Caron Narcisse Noir

    Is now up on the database in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy too. Just click below to find it.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/27/the-eternal-dance-narcisse-noir-by-caron-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    Continuing our long week of classic French perfume, the one that was out of the blocks (arguably) first...

    Guerlain Jicky

    Jicky is the perfume of the point in history at which all things changed.

    It is the step forward in scent that could never be untaken – a thrusting out in front of the speeding clamour of fate.

    From here on in nothing could ever be the same again.

    From here on in perfume had the option of a beginning, a middle and an end.

    Jicky’s beginning is now as familiar to us as the subtle hiss of the atomiser’s spray, both sharply citrus and soothingly aromatic in almost equal measure.

    In its middle it becomes more animal than botanical it gains horses’ leather and something a lot like civet that goes unlisted. But these are not wild animals and the dark resins and perfumes of grooming and petting are in place too. And if some of those polishes have a slight paraffin base? Then so much the better.

    The dry down has become leitmotif too, it is vanilla and earth and wood and a certain sweetness that seems made for fragrance.

    To wear Jicky is to wear a piece of history.

    The first modern perfume is no longer a modern perfume.

    Long may this part of the past persist in our present.

    *************

    On the question of sex?

    Jicky is the olfactory Orlando.

    *************

    As ever a concise review, based in this case on the present formulation of the parfum extrait. The full review is at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below to be transported there...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/28/the-past-perfect-jicky-by-guerlain-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/
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    Yah!! Knowing and Moulin Rouge coming up!!

    Now on to Guerlain Sous le Vent

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    I hope I shan't let anything out of the bag here, but I feel as though I am more inclined to Estee Lauder than most - for example Cinnabar to my nose is infinitely preferable to even pre-reformulation Opium and Azuree and Private Collection are two of the greatest perfumes ever to be produced. Yet people seem to think Lauder just a tiny way up the ladder from Coty for some reason. It;s a strange world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Assiduosity View Post
    I hope I shan't let anything out of the bag here, but I feel as though I am more inclined to Estee Lauder than most - for example Cinnabar to my nose is infinitely preferable to even pre-reformulation Opium and Azuree and Private Collection are two of the greatest perfumes ever to be produced. Yet people seem to think Lauder just a tiny way up the ladder from Coty for some reason. It;s a strange world...
    So that Sensuous is coming up pretty soon then?

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    Things are more or less back on track... it's a little before 0100 hours here in London and the lines have finally closed. Voting is over!!

    Today, Friday 1st of March, appropriately as the celebration of all things French continues, I'll be wearing:

    Guerlain Sous le Vent

    What will I wear Saturday 2nd March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Lancome Tresor

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights


    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Or the newcomer...

    Lancome Magie Noire


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    You also get an additional vote if you visit The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    My review of

    Guerlain Jicky

    Is now up on the database in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy too. Just click below to find it.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/02/...cented-letter/
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    Default Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Quote Originally Posted by Assiduosity View Post
    I hope I shan't let anything out of the bag here, but I feel as though I am more inclined to Estee Lauder than most - for example Cinnabar to my nose is infinitely preferable to even pre-reformulation Opium and Azuree and Private Collection are two of the greatest perfumes ever to be produced. Yet people seem to think Lauder just a tiny way up the ladder from Coty for some reason. It;s a strange world...
    ln that case, please add these to the list;

    The three Private Collection series; Tuberose Gardenia, Jasmin White Moss & Amber Ylang Ylang.
    Bronze Goddess.

    Another vote for Stella next.

    And then Magie Noire.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Oh, I don't know. Let's vote for Gucci by Gucci by Gucci

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    Things are definitely back on track... it's well before midnight here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd of March, after a very divided set of votes, I'll be wearing:

    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle

    What will I wear Monday 4th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Lancome Tresor

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Or the newcomer...

    Guerlain Vega


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    As it's the weekend that means two votes each!!!

    Plus...

    You also get an additional vote if you visit The Perfumed Dandy - 4 votes for all!!

    http://theperfumeddandy.com

    My review of

    Caron Tabac Blond

    Is now up on the database in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy too. Just click below to find it.

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...ic-collection/

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    It's Monday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, 4th of March I'll be wearing:

    Lancome Tresor

    What will I wear Tuesday 5th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Stella McCartney Stella

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Guerlain Vega

    Or the newcomer...

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

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    Apologies all. Yesterday's post failed to appear here it seems - it was posted by me I can assure you!

    So to keep you in the loop, I wore Tresor by Lancome yesterday and posted the following review...

    Well then, you made me do it.. apologies to the residents of Seattle in advance...

    Britney Spears Fantasy

    Britney Spears Fantasy it turns out is a sunless, airless, joyless synthetic concoction of a scent.

    It is the odour of half-evaporated sugar-saturated alcopop-induced teenage puke melded onto manmade luminous pink fibres and shone on too brightly with a harsh fluorescent light.

    It is a fake white chocolate meets genuine industrial tropical fruit flavour bulk bought bleach meets all too real vomit of a fragrance.

    In short is it a smell without any, I repeat any , redeeming features.

    It doesn’t even have the dignity to disappear that quickly.

    It claims, officially, to smell like a cup cake.

    It claims, officially, to be a love potion locked up in an attractive bottle.

    I can only hope that someone has found an equally attractive fattice bottle big enough to lock up the perfumers of this love potion in, permanently.

    I claim, officially, my right never to have smell this again.

    ************

    Man? Woman?

    I wouldn’t perfume a permed and pink-rinsed pet poodle with this atrocity.


    This is the concise review as posted (not for long in all likelihood) on the database.

    The full review can be found at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/05/confessions-of-a-seattle-summer-working-girl-fantasy-by-britney-spears-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    It's Tuesday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 5th of March, the first ever British fashion house to have a related scent hit the top... I'll be wearing:

    Stella McCartney Stella


    What will I wear Wednesday 6th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Guerlain Vega

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Or the newcomer... one for the tuberose fans methinks...

    Diptyque Do Son


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    In the meantime, should you be so inclined, do take a peak at my review of

    Britney Spears Fantasy

    Above in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/05/confessions-of-a-seattle-summer-working-girl-fantasy-by-britney-spears-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    Oh Lord. Does anyone ever get the feeling they're talking to themselves...?

    So after yesterday's sick Fantasy, we have something more, well, err sexual...

    Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois

    Feminite du Bois by Serge Lutens is a highly sexed and slightly sloshed slice of everyday bohemia.

    It dances along the line between near propriety and beyond the pale and ends up firmly planting its big feet on the wrong side of the tracks.

    After an early and brief spring of orange blossom and a slightly boozy, on the turn peach, the foliage and fruits give way quickly to the main part of the tree and the backbone of the perfume, the trunk.

    This is a fragrance that never fails to get and give good wood.

    But we’re not in a forest here, this is the whirling saw dust sand storm of a timber mill, the sculptor’s studio, the joiner’s yard or the dustbin at the front of class where 20 children are simultaneously sharpening pencils over the stones of play time plums.

    This is raw wood being cut while the sap is still high.

    And the softness in the background, the vanilla, and spices and resins and musk?

    They all serve to prove how hard and soaringly high the wood is.

    How sad then that all effort is expended so quickly on creating such effect that things must come to so untimely an end...

    *************

    For a man or woman – as long as you’re a lumberjack, then you’re all right.


    This is the concise review, for the full story visit The Perfumed Dandy, you can click on the link below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/06/bohemian-rhapsody-feminite-du-bois-by-serge-lutens-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    It's Wednesday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 6th of March, something I hope will have a least a hint of fine leather... I'll be wearing:

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta


    What will I wear Thursday 7th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Guerlain Vega

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Or the newcomer...

    Amouage Memoir Woman


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    In the meantime, should you be so inclined, do take a peak at my review of

    Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois

    On the database in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/06/bohemian-rhapsody-feminite-du-bois-by-serge-lutens-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/
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    Assid, you are not talking to yourself. Your review of Fantasy was hilarious!

    Magie Noire next, please.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Assiduosity View Post
    I have a feeling about Floris, Creed and Grossmith that these 'Old English' houses are very blurred when it comes to the gender of their scents - Cefiro is not one I'm familiar with so will be happy to give it a test[/COLOR]



    Aaah. Opium. This is one I've thought about repeatedly mysefl, but never dared to try. I've been surprised that you're the first to through its hat into the ring, but I'm more than happy to consider it...
    I got a sampler pack form Floris and had no idea Cefiro was for women. I loved it.
    And I think you mean keys in the bowl when it comes to Opium, no? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Assid, you are not talking to yourself. Your review of Fantasy was hilarious!

    Magie Noire next, please.
    Thank heavens for that - I was getting a bad case of empty room syndrome there!

    Magie Noire it is - I'm very curious about this one too...

    I'm so glad you enjoyed our little trip to Seattle....


    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...cented-letter/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Traditionalist View Post
    I got a sampler pack form Floris and had no idea Cefiro was for women. I loved it.
    And I think you mean keys in the bowl when it comes to Opium, no? :-)
    Too funny The Traditionalist!!

    You've made me think of that wonderful film The Ice Storm now - I wonder, did you ever see it?

    I reviewed Opium sometime ago, and the results are buried somewhere in the thread above, but I will dust down and polish my thoughts ahead of them making an appearance at

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/

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    It's Thursday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 7th of March, one that some of you have been waiting for... I'll be wearing:

    Guerlain Vega

    What will I wear Friday 8th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Memoir Woman

    Or the newcomer... making up a beautiful trio...

    Amouage Interlude Woman


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    In the meantime, should you be so inclined, do take a peak at my re-booted (as I believe the popular parlance is) review of

    Molinard Habanita Eau de Parfum

    Up above in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/06/of-smocks-and-spliffs-habanita-by-molinard-the-perfumed-dandys-classic-collection/

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    A review I feel leaves me out on a limb from the general consensus on this fragrance, I guess greens make me blue (in a good way)...

    Dior Dioressence

    TS Eliot was wrong you know, it’s not always April that is the cruelest month, it is whichever season that brings sorrow with it.

    Dioressence is a terribly sad smell, the smell, in fact, of sorrow.

    In the vintage formulation a vertical door of heavy as lead oakmoss serves as an opening.

    Aldehydes, unspecified green notes and a slight citrus seek to sanitise and lighten this dark accord but do nothing to soothe its awesome presence.

    The interior of the fragrance remains determined by this entrance too, and whilst there are floral elements within: geranium most noticeably, rose, carnation and some structural jasmine, the whole effect remains resolutely patchouli , grassy green and solemn.

    The spices, resins and hint of musk that seem to come to the fore for a moment in dry down fade to pianissimo much sooner than the principal notes are done with their song.

    The overall effect is magisterial and silencingly beautiful.

    Others of course will hear the spring chorus singing nature’s melody in the meadows by the way and are in their way are quite right too.

    Dioressence is a substantial enough work to allow many readings.

    *************

    Sorrow does not discriminate between men and women and nor does the springtime, then why should this scent?


    This is the concise version of the review, the extended version appears on The Perfumed Dandy, click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/08/remember-me-dioressence-by-dior-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/



    *************


    It's Friday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 8th of March, one that some of you have been waiting for... I'll be wearing:

    Pierre Balmain Jolie Madame

    What will I wear Saturday 9th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Lancome Magie Noire

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Memoir Woman

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Or the newcomer... the ever divisive, constantly controversial...

    Givenchy Amarige

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    In the meantime, should you be so inclined, do take a peak at my review of

    Dior Dioressence

    Above in concise form and in full at The Perfumed Dandy, just click below:

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/08/remember-me-dioressence-by-dior-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/
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    l agree Assid, Dioressence is far too sombrely green for me.

    Another vote for Magie Noire.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    Oh, Amarige, please! I have a friend who wears it; it smells fantastic on her. (Although I do agree it can be overwhelming on many people, or the way many people wear it.)

    On me, of course, with all that rich heavy sweetness, it was purely horrible. But that was one whose chemical incompatibility with my skin I really regretted.

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    Thank you teardrop - I was beginning tho think that I was smelling a different fragrance to the rest of the world!!

    Other people talk about the tear of spring, to me it was an overwhelming sense of reflection and loss as the longer version of the review perhaps indicates.

    You have restored my faith in my own nose which I thought was failing me!!

    Though all that said, I do like a dark green and some say that's what the new Magie Noire is.... we shall see!

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    I have a neighbour - a 'Lady' in the British sense of that word - who wears Amariga magnificently so it holds positive associations for me, but I have no idea what it will be like on my skin!!

    All part of the adventure....

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    It's Saturday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 9th of March, an interesting choice... I'll be wearing:

    Lancome Magie Noire


    What will I wear Monday 11th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Memoir Woman

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Givenchy Amarige

    Or the newcomer... a mainstream oddity...

    Cacharel Eden

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    As it's the weekend you get two votes here and two votes over at The Perfumed Dandy... that makes a total of 4 votes for all!!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 44 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    In the meantime, should you be so inclined, do take a peak at some inspirational women and their scents that I posted for International Women's Day, click below take a look...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...-elizabeth-ii/

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    It's Monday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 11th of March, an interesting choice... I'll be wearing:

    Amouage Memoir Woman


    What will I wear Tuesday 12th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Givenchy Amarige


    Cacharel Eden

    Or the newcomer...

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    Now, it was Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day) here in the UK yesterday, so I popped up some suggestions on The Perfumed Dandy for my countryfolk as to what mama might like. Click below to take a peek...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...ay-supplement/

    There's also a rather wonderful review of

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient

    I say wonderful in all modesty as it was written by my splendid guest writer The Collector, I'd encourage you to have a look at these wide words. A click once more is all that's needed...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...the-collector/

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    One that has been lurking in the vaults for a good while today... I tried to like it, but, well...

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

    Elizabeth Arden’s Green Tea is an unpleasantly sickly absence of taste where a good scent should be.

    It manages to coordinate a collection of apparently innocuous notes into something cyclically banal and mentholatedly nauseating.

    Opening with a big metallic straight-from-the-tin note of readymade and heavily sugared ice tea with something distinctly alcoholic, intended perhaps to lend a touch of racy chic, only a zest of lemon and undefined citrus are all too brief relief.

    The tea persists well into an elongated heart that is the strangest part of the whole affair, for this is where the mint note, a chewing gum confection of an aroma with an anti halitosis fennel, appears, then disappears and then reappears almost literally ad nauseum.

    This compositional quirk, which might be interesting or exciting were the note beautiful or even bearable is rendered irritating to the extreme by the plastic, mouthwash like quality of the odour.

    Then yet another transformation, as in late dry down the mint and acid elements dissipate and a rather salty, perhaps too salty, amber appears with a distinct artificial oakmoss structure underlining it.

    Any sense of hope is misplaced for this oakmoss has a bitter unpleasant spice and lacks any power.

    Indeed, the best thing that can be said about this Green Tea is that, the Wrigley’s moments apart, it stays relatively close to the skin throughout and is almost instantly forgettable.

    Notwithstanding this lapse in silage, the longevity for something that comes across as a near tea cologne at the opening is reasonable.

    For once this staying power is actually a negative, for this is a scent that is by turns offensively inoffensive and firmly rooted in the world of oral hygiene.

    Eventually one is left wishing that like a gate crashing guest a summer picnic it would just go away.

    *************

    Nothing about Green Tea other than its central sweetness would ever have denoted gender and now that men are as sugary toothed in their fragrant tastes as women this is an odour for everyone and no one.


    This is the concise review, for an extended version, have a look at The Perfumed Dandy accessible at the link below...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/11/sickly-tea-and-boozey-sympathy-green-tea-by-elizabeth-arden-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/


    *************


    It's Tuesday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 12th of March, now this will be an experience... I'll be wearing:

    Givenchy Amarige

    What will I wear Wednesday 13th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman


    Cacharel Eden

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    Or the newcomer...

    By Kilian Beyond Love


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    A long delayed review of

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

    Is now above in concise fashion, and over at The Perfumed Dandy in full. Just click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/11/sickly-tea-and-boozey-sympathy-green-tea-by-elizabeth-arden-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

    There's also a rather wonderful review of

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient

    I say wonderful in all modesty as it was written by my splendid guest writer The Collector, I'd encourage you to have a look at these wide words. A click once more is all that's needed...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/10/pure-poetry-lencens-mythique-dorient-by-guerlain-a-special-guest-review-by-the-collector/

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    Well, after yesterday's disappointment, what a treat this was...

    Robert Piguet Bandit

    Bandit is the scent of Left Bank larcenists who steal sometimes by stealth, on occasion by sleight of hand but always with an enormous sense of style.

    Its leather note is, quite rightly, a legendary knockout punch given power and lift by a physical architecture of aldehydes and oakmoss.

    However, there is some playfulness here too, beyond the freshly squeezed citrus and steely galbanum of the opening a teasing hint of florals sits behind the great fist at the heart of the fragrance.

    The dry down too is a pleasing affair as the muscular perfume relaxes slightly but loses nothing of its toned character. Here the smoky notes of vetiver and myrhh come together in an accord resembling rolling tobacco.

    Bandit may not have the most glamorous of names, but this is the highest end heister you’re ever likely to come across.

    This is pilfering made perfection.

    *************

    A fragrance that Bonnie and Clyde can enjoy together forever.



    As ever, this is the concise review, the long version is over at The Perfumed Dandy. You merely click on the link below and you will be taken there...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/12/it-came-like-a-thief-in-the-night-bandit-by-robert-piguet-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    It's Wednesday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 13th of March, now this will be an experience... I'll be wearing:

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely


    What will I wear Thursday 14th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Cacharel Eden

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Or the newcomer...

    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    A long review of

    Robert Piguet Bandit

    Is now on the database in concise fashion, and over at The Perfumed Dandy in full. Just click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/12/it-came-like-a-thief-in-the-night-bandit-by-robert-piguet-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

    There's also a rather wonderful review of

    Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient

    I say wonderful in all modesty as it was written by my splendid guest writer The Collector, I'd encourage you to have a look at these wide words. A click once more is all that's needed...


    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/10/pure-poetry-lencens-mythique-dorient-by-guerlain-a-special-guest-review-by-the-collector/

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    This house, so often sneered at continues to impress, today in the shape of...

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Knowing by Estee Lauder is a single minded scent.

    It has a clear and determined idea of where it wants to be and it’s damn well going to get there.

    Opening with a minor avalanche of sparkling insecticide aldehydes, overflowing oakmosses are next, beating out a baseline with dark patchouli that will last the entire tune through.

    The melody itself is carried from the off by a charming, slightly dry, somewhat spicy rose that is filled out in the heart by a string section of white flowers with some support from attendant aromatics.

    The long dry down, so typical of this house, sees a smoky vetiver take up the letitmotif and the animalics, that have been harmonising so prominently play a subtle solo or two.

    And here’s the thing, to the wearer, with the close to the skin rose note forever at hand, the whole symphony makes sense, once it’s modern take on classic theme is understood.

    But to unschooled noses a little further away a misconception might form that this is a brittle, bitter and little too forthright fragrance.

    It is nothing of the sort.

    Knowing is a triumph of structure and strength: a modern rose with impeccable, if pruned back, floral chypre credentials.

    *************

    Some scents one has a sense a man could wear in this case one just knows he could.



    This is a concise version of the review, the full text can be found over at The Perfumed Dandy.

    Just click below to be transported to the article...


    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/13/she-knows-her-own-mind-knowing-by-estee-lauder-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    It's Thursday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 14th of March, again a quirk of the voting system... I'll be wearing:

    Amouage Amouage Epic Woman

    What will I wear Thursday 14th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Cacharel Eden

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    Or the newcomer... that holds a special place in a certain Californian's heart...

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    A long review of

    Estée Lauder Knowing

    Is now on the database in concise fashion, and over at The Perfumed Dandy in full. Just click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/13/she-knows-her-own-mind-knowing-by-estee-lauder-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    This one has been a little while coming, but here at last is...

    Dior Diorissimo

    Diorissomo by Dior is one of the most discretely but decidedly sexual of all scents.

    It is a great mass of aldehydic muguet, the parfumeurs’ sleight of hand for the seemingly innocent Lily of the Valley.

    But like the flower carried by wealthy brides on their wedding day, this scent conceals deeper and more animal pleasures beneath its surface of propriety and cleanliness.

    A lasting tonal green escorts the fragrance though from a brief citrus opening to a floral heart that contains the signature note supported by lilacs, jasmine and aromatic rosemary.

    This being no tended flower garden but a wild forest floor, there are also aromas of wood and animals in amongst the undergrowth that hint at altogether darker pastimes.

    This scent is a work of both art and artifice capturing the corseted sexuality of a swoon to absolute perfection, smelling salts and all.

    However, beware, for Diorissimo is not for the faint of hearted, more for those prepared to lose their hearts.

    It is the smell of lovers.

    *************

    It must be admitted that to many the muguet is a quintessentially feminine scent and as such many men would find it hard to even consider wearing this perfume.

    I am not one of those men. I enjoy Lilly of the Valley scents, most of all in the morning, and would be happy to awake to find Diorissimo in my bed.



    As always this is the concise take on the perfume, for a fuller picture, do take a moment or two to visit The Perfumed Dandy.

    You can travel there by clicking on the link below...


    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/14/the-rites-of-spring-diorissimo-by-dior-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/
    Last edited by Assiduosity; 11th March 2013 at 09:06 AM.
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    Nice appreciation of Diorissimo, Assid! lt is certainly not as innocent as many might think.

    l vote for Beyond Love next.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    It's Friday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 15th of March, will I regain paradise... I'll be wearing:

    Cacharel Eden

    What will I wear Saturday 16th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

    Or the newcomer...

    Robert Piguet Futur

    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    A new start and end time to voting - so you have around 20 hours from now to cast your ballot.

    A long review of

    Dior Diorissimo

    Is now on the database in concise fashion, and over at The Perfumed Dandy in full. Just click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...cented-letter/
    Assiduosity is The Perfumed Dandy, get to know him better at http://theperfumeddandy.com/

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    Default Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Did you skip Sensuous by Estee Lauder?

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    OJ Woman is my vote this go around

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    Nice appreciation of Diorissimo, Assid! lt is certainly not as innocent as many might think.

    l vote for Beyond Love next.
    Thank you Teardrop.

    The vote is registered in the ledger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    Did you skip Sensuous by Estee Lauder?
    No Sensuous won - it's just in the pipeline of scents waiting to have their day in the sun!! Along with a couple of other oldies...

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    Gosh, I am going on rather... here's an updated version of the review of

    Chanel Coco

    Coco by Chanel is the quintessential smell of the decade of apparent plenty.

    More than a dozen years after the death of Gabrielle and a decade after the launch of Cristalle, it was time to ring the changes at Chanel: to herald the dawn of a brave new world.

    The world of cool as ice creations such as No19 was long gone, their sparse feminism to be replaced with an enormous outpouring of fin de siecle flouncing femininity.

    No perfume encapsulates these gestural sexual politics better than Coco.

    So these new attitudes divided, so does the perfume.

    Some encounter classic rose and sandalwood. Others an almost fruity almost sweet vanilla that betrays much of what was to follow within a decade. Another house holds that this is a grand floral, while others still cry animalic wood.

    In truth this apparent confusion belies the truth: Coco is complex.

    It is a perfume that sought to be everything to every man and woman, just as it could be argued women everywhere found themselves having to do just that at just the same time.

    And yet, and yet, the overall effect is not of confusion but of an overabundance of confidence and an unquiet coherence that brings contentment to all who encounter it.

    This scent maybe identity crisis underneath, but on the surface it's a mini-series superstar.

    Oh yes and my goodness did it, for better or for worse, change the game.

    The cry went up:

    'Madame Chanel is most definitely dead. Long live Coco.'

    *************

    At the time it would have seemed inconceivable, but today, can a man wear Coco?

    Hell why not if he's got the hotel room to go with it!




    This is the concise version. Full technicolor, bells and whistles over at The Perfumed Dandy.

    Just click to be transported across...


    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/15/more-more-more-coco-by-chanel-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

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    Apologies all, something odd happened there and the post didn't appear as schedule - though it looks like you've been getting on with things!!

    But for the record...

    Yesterday, the 16th of March, I wore...

    Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman

    What will I wear Monday 18th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights


    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

    Robert Piguet Futur

    Or the newcomer...

    Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J.


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    So everybody has two votes as with every weekend, and if you want to change your mind (due to the error) you can - oh lord this is going to get complicated!!!

    You've got until Monday at 0600 hours GMT to cast your votes

    Meanwhile, there's a reworked version of my review of

    Chanel Coco

    On the database in concise fashion, and over at The Perfumed Dandy in full. Just click below to see it...

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/15/more-more-more-coco-by-chanel-the-perfumed-dandys-scented-letter/

    Once again sorry for all the confusion - must keep taking the pills!!
    Assiduosity is The Perfumed Dandy, get to know him better at http://theperfumeddandy.com/

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    I must thank The Perfumed Dandy for such an eloquently written perspective on 2 of my favorite fragrances on women - Chanel Coco and Dior Diorissimo. Coincidentally the former was one of the presents to my then fiancee at our engagement while the latter was part of my gift set to her at our wedding. Reading your back-to-back reviews of these amazing fragrances certainly made my day.


    For the next round, I vote for By Kilian Beyond Love.

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    It's Monday morning here in London. The lines are closed and voting is over.

    Today, the 18th of March, I hope (see below) to be wearing...

    Robert Piguet Futur

    What will I wear Tuesday 19th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

    Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J.

    Or the newcomer...

    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    By the time you read this, I will be having some (fairly) minor oral surgery, I'm hoping it doesn't knock me out too badly, but if it does, please be patient and I will return to harvest votes and go in search of new fragrant fancies to try!

    In the meantime... After my not-so-nice encounter with



    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea

    I've been on the hunt for a tea scent I actually get along with... the results are on The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...ay-supplement/

    I'm thinking may it's time for a tea thread - winter seems endless here so with that and recuperation much hot beverage is called for!!

    There's also a very interesting piece about perfume buying in Cairo, from a new very special correspondent.

    After reading it I would really like to try Lotus oil. Have any of you?

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...rose-of-cairo/

    Take care and talk soon, I hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I must thank The Perfumed Dandy for such an eloquently written perspective on 2 of my favorite fragrances on women - Chanel Coco and Dior Diorissimo. Coincidentally the former was one of the presents to my then fiancee at our engagement while the latter was part of my gift set to her at our wedding. Reading your back-to-back reviews of these amazing fragrances certainly made my day.


    For the next round, I vote for By Kilian Beyond Love.
    Why thank you Diamond Flame, kind words from such a knowledgeable perfumed gentleman as yourself means a lot.

    I'm just pleased that people are finding the reviews at least diverting!
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    Default Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    POAL
    Une Rose
    SDV

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    I'll vote for Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau this time. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cello View Post
    I'll vote for Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau this time. Thanks!
    +1 vote. This is one of my favorites!

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    It's Tuesday morning here in London. The lines are closed and voting is over.

    Today, the 19th of March, I will be wearing...


    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    What will I wear Wednesday 20th March?

    Choose from the following 10:

    Gucci Gucci by Gucci

    Estée Lauder Very Estee

    Jessica Simpson Fancy Nights

    Diptyque Do Son

    Amouage Interlude Woman

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

    Juliette Has A Gun Calamity J.

    Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau

    Or the newcomer...

    Vivienne Westwood Boudoir


    Remember all previous votes count towards a fragrance's running total and every participant gets a new vote every day!

    I'm giving it another go to get my (slightly) revisited views on

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    heard (partly as I'm still a bit fragile today).

    Catch the concise review while you can (last time it was voted off the system in 'another place') below, or the full review is on The Perfumed Dandy

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...nsored-letter/

    There's also a very interesting piece about perfume buying in Cairo, from a new very special correspondent.

    After reading it I would really like to try Lotus oil. Have any of you?

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/2013/03/...rose-of-cairo/

    Take care and talk soon, I hope!
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    Black Orchid
    Sà majestè la rose (layered with Musk Kublai)
    jicky
    Coromandel
    of course Sycomore

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