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    Default Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    I am so disappointed in Sienne L'Hiver. It opens with an interesting olive scent, but within minutes that olive is drowning in baby powder. In fact, to me, the powder overpowers any olive note completely. Can somebody suggest a GOOD olive fragrance? And please don’t say Heeley Sel Marin, Gentiane Blanche, or Absinth by Nasomatto because, although they are dry and mossy, I don’t smell olive in any of them. Too bad Sienne L'Hiver has all that (choke!) powder, it could have been a good fragrance.
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    Default Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Have you tried P+O (Pear + Olive) from Slumberhouse? In understand a reissue of the scent is forthcoming this fall.
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    Default Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Quote Originally Posted by iris&oud View Post
    Have you tried P+O (Pear + Olive) from Slumberhouse? In understand a reissue of the scent is forthcoming this fall.
    No, I haven't tried it. I guess that will be one of the next samples I order. (Ironic, isn't it, that I like the *smell* of olives, but hate the taste!). Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Default Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Perhaps a sniff of Python/Trussardi, or Bitter End by Roads. I cannot vouch for the Trussardi but the olive note in Bitter End is used to mute the wild mint note. If you have access Vis et Honor from O'Driu has an olive note. The fragrance is superior but pricey.

    Its funny that one persons dislike is one that another might really enjoy. I find Sienne l'Hiver very nice and wearable IMO.

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    Default Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Agree on Pear and Olive. I'd wait and see if you like the reissue though, as that will be what is sold for the foreseeable future. And, while this might be a little out of left field, if you're a fan of olive as a scent, The Body Shop sells an olive body wash that is quite nice smelling. Not a ton of olive, but it'll get you there.
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    Default Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Perhaps a sniff of Python/Trussardi, or Bitter End by Roads. I cannot vouch for the Trussardi but the olive note in Bitter End is used to mute the wild mint note. If you have access Vis et Honor from O'Driu has an olive note. The fragrance is superior but pricey.

    Its funny that one persons dislike is one that another might really enjoy. I find Sienne l'Hiver very nice and wearable IMO.

    Cheers Rex
    thanks for the suggestions. I should give Sienne L'Hiver another chance.
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