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    Default Carte Blanche by Eclectic Collections?

    Seriously, what's going on with the 'notes' list here?


    Whipped Cream, Milk, Champagne, Cupcake, Cranberry, Red Wine, Sugar, Black Currant, Sea Water, Regular Water, and Red Berries....among others.


    Are they for real?


    Is anybody familiar with this fragrance?



    Can you really pick up on Champagne, Cupcakes, and Sea Water when you wear this?


    I understand the notes lists are more impressions/interpretations than anything, but they've got to be reaching a little bit here. I'm almost tempted to make a blind buy just to see what's really going on.


    I'd love to hear from anybody who owns or has sampled Carte Blanche.
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    Its sounds digusting to me.
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    The notes list looked interesting until I read sea water.
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    I remember looking on Fragrantica and laughing at all the pictures of the notes. I believe these are EdP's ,but from what I hear they smell like crap.

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    The fragrances aren't bad, but they feel "flat"... They are very linear and don't have much depth. However, they don't smell harsh or extremely synthetic like a lot of the bottles on the fragrances counters at the department stores. That's a plus!

    Their packaging leaves a lot to be desired. The boxes they come in are fancy but usually damaged (probably a vendor issue). The bottles are heavy and feel opulent, but they use a cheap, thin aluminum coin that they legitimately glue their E.C. logo/emblem on with.

    As far as Carte Blanche, it is a creamy citrus fragrance with the typical clean, aquatic men's scent. It's a sugary version of I Am King by Sean John.

    I can literally smell the frosting in this fragrance, and the frosting note lasts all the way until basenotes/drydown. The first hour is creamy (the frosting note) and citrus-y. The frosting and citrus DO NOT combine to make a Dreamsicle scent. The frosting is definitely a sugary vanilla frosting. And the citruses are definitely there on their own (I smell tangerine, orange, and lemon). The aquatic accord, sugary frosting, and citrus ride a wave until a woody drydown.

    The colognes lasts about 3-5 hours on my skin and depending on the temperature.

    This is a fragrance I am positive that I would never replace if I ever get around to finishing the bottle. That doesn't make it bad - just not my cup of a tea. It's a soft, smooth citrus bomb.
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    I really like that it has both sea and regular water in the notes. Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawky454 View Post
    I really like that it has both sea and regular water in the notes. Lol.
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    Yeah, the note pyramid is total bunk. But the scent is nice....VERY close to Sean John's I Am King.(which I LOVE and is a guilty pleasure of mine Sadly though, even though it claims to be EDP...it didn't last any longer than I Am King. Which is the only thing I don't like about it...amazing smell, but terrible longevity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoxoMyke View Post
    The fragrances aren't bad, but they feel "flat"... They are very linear and don't have much depth. However, they don't smell harsh or extremely synthetic like a lot of the bottles on the fragrances counters at the department stores. That's a plus!

    Their packaging leaves a lot to be desired. The boxes they come in are fancy but usually damaged (probably a vendor issue). The bottles are heavy and feel opulent, but they use a cheap, thin aluminum coin that they legitimately glue their E.C. logo/emblem on with.

    As far as Carte Blanche, it is a creamy citrus fragrance with the typical clean, aquatic men's scent. It's a sugary version of I Am King by Sean John.

    I can literally smell the frosting in this fragrance, and the frosting note lasts all the way until basenotes/drydown. The first hour is creamy (the frosting note) and citrus-y. The frosting and citrus DO NOT combine to make a Dreamsicle scent. The frosting is definitely a sugary vanilla frosting. And the citruses are definitely there on their own (I smell tangerine, orange, and lemon). The aquatic accord, sugary frosting, and citrus ride a wave until a woody drydown.

    The colognes lasts about 3-5 hours on my skin and depending on the temperature.

    This is a fragrance I am positive that I would never replace if I ever get around to finishing the bottle. That doesn't make it bad - just not my cup of a tea. It's a soft, smooth citrus bomb.
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    I tried this and was disappointed, not enough real water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam090273 View Post
    I tried this and was disappointed, not enough real water.
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    This cologne was given to me by my girlfriend. It's eccentric but not offensive or exuberant. If performs best in a cooler environment, but it is definitely a summer scent. The best way I can explain it is imagine that you're on the Mediterranean coast at a little cafe in italy. You're standing peeling a enormous orange that fills the air with its scent with every peive2of peel you take off. The wind is blowing from the south so you can smell and feel the warm salty ocean breeze. You finish peeling your orange and set it aside to take a sip of champagne (even though in italy you'd probably be drinking wine). After that you decide to go visit an ice cream shop (probably don't see those on the coast in italy, but bare with me). Unfortunately the ice cream in your cone is melting and running down your hands so you wipe them off. As you bring the cone up for another lick you realize your hands smell really good so you take another whiff. Orange with a hint salt and cream. Beautiful. Thank you. I'll be here all week.

    1st hour
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    Very strong nonsynthetic citrus scent

    2-4 Hours
    Projection 5/10

    Salty, champagney, citrus.

    4-6 hours
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    Cream and orange and salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinpace View Post
    This cologne was given to me by my girlfriend. It's eccentric but not offensive or exuberant. If performs best in a cooler environment, but it is definitely a summer scent. The best way I can explain it is imagine that you're on the Mediterranean coast at a little cafe in italy. You're standing peeling a enormous orange that fills the air with its scent with every peive2of peel you take off. The wind is blowing from the south so you can smell and feel the warm salty ocean breeze. You finish peeling your orange and set it aside to take a sip of champagne (even though in italy you'd probably be drinking wine). After that you decide to go visit an ice cream shop (probably don't see those on the coast in italy, but bare with me). Unfortunately the ice cream in your cone is melting and running down your hands so you wipe them off. As you bring the cone up for another lick you realize your hands smell really good so you take another whiff. Orange with a hint salt and cream. Beautiful. Thank you. I'll be here all week.

    1st hour
    Projection 8/10
    Very strong nonsynthetic citrus scent

    2-4 Hours
    Projection 5/10

    Salty, champagney, citrus.

    4-6 hours
    Projection skin close
    Cream and orange and salt.
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