Isle of Man
100.000 perfumes in the databank - congratulations to Parfumo and thank you to the research people! 3 years ago
Too one-dimensional as my personal fragrance & lemon drops sweetener didn't make it for a summer refreshment. L'Occitane's syrupy version.
Appeared as spicy aftershave, let it rest few months - now, a wonderful combo of wood&incense, reminds of sandalwood box with incense sticks
After a brief nod to No5, jumps right to the bare essentials of "aldehydes". Thin and more wearable in warmer weather with light projection.
My hot skin burns the florals in a sec, the rest is covered clean by a loud&fatty bar soap monster (if you dare taking more than 1 spray).
This one only blooms in heat, just made for vacances far away - sipping iced lemon tea on the terrace, surrounded by exotic bright florals.
Intense spiciness contrary to the lucid bottle, nothing lovely. Would personally prefer this as a potpourri or soap scent, not as a perfume.
Lemony jasmine tea soap on my hot skin vs. jasmine-lemon candy w/almost melon-like green sweetness on the colder part. Where's the gardenia?
After the breakfast, you can wash the croissant flakes off your fingers with the floral liquid soap making your hands smell cool and clean.
We meet again, "L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme"--a bit more floral&feminine in a different bottle. Great projection. Creamy herbaceous aquatic.
Despite my fears of honey, no Scandal. Golden&warm, 'terra ambrata'. Could be unisex. Personally, couldn't smell any similarities to Mon G.
I often see people judging a fragrance solely on the criterion whether it possesses "a certain wow-factor" or not. While the definition of such is still somewhat elusive to me, I had accepted it without much thought when I began on my review-reading journey.Some will nonetheless grant a neutral rating after admitting the fragrance is nothing 'unique', whereas...
The cats ran away...
A non-rating comment from 2001 on "Coco Mademoiselle (Eau de Toilette)" featured on a review site made me chuckle. The nuances of the original got lost in my clumsy translation."Received the blotter and when I came homeboth our cats ran away :-DThe scent is sweet but also spicyappears to be generic and yet, it's not.Sorry, I'm not good with words, so my explanation...
Carboytony 55 days ago
Thank you for introducing me to Nui Cobalt, I can't wait to try their oils. It's always wonderful to find a new house to fall in love with!
Carboytony 68 days ago
Thank you so much for all the help you are with the research, I truly appreciate it. As much as I love my ginormous spreadsheet, having an online database with so much more is wonderful. I'm glad to see that you are adding many of the small nice houses which are bulking up my collection more as of late.
Dan81 150 days ago
Hi Anessa, thank you so much for your recommendation to check out the smokers' thread. I greatly appreciate it! I am enjoying the use of Parfumo very much in my journey.
Thanks again for your warm welcome!
Elysium 159 days ago
Hi Anessa, how have you been doing?
I just got a package of perfumes including three 5th avenues. I found the 75ml of 5th Avenue classic (yeah, soapy-floral), NYC Only (sweet-floral), and NYC Uptown (boozy-creamy) at a bargain price ... You can't imagine my surprise when I smelled them. Thank you so much for introducing me to these little gems, now I will try to get the others, for instance After Five.
Stay healthy, and keep in touch.
Elysium 10 months ago
I wish you all the best for the incoming 2020! Have fun and stay always scented!
Exciter76 10 months ago
I'm late with my holiday greetings but HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I hope your 2020 is filled with joy, laughter and great scents!
ROBERTOB 11 months ago
Thanks very much Anessa. I have been very happy here :) :)
Lucieliz 19 months ago
Thank you for your welcome! I'm so happy here, I love the site! Cheers!
QuercusAlbus 3 years ago
And when I say 'thorough' music, this does not necessarily amount to being stuck up. Learning to enjoy Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, etc, has actually resulted in my enjoying ~Obsession~ by Animoto or ~Funky Town~ by Lips Inc all the more also; & likewise, learning to actually enjoy ~Diagilev~ by Roja Dove has actually helped me to enjoy ~Dot~ by Marc Jacobs, etc.
QuercusAlbus 3 years ago
Glad you took it with goodwill, my implying that you might have a mental block. Thought as I wrote "this might be a tad bold"! But what you said about attributing personalities to perfumes is fascinating. I think I attribute personalities to them also, but probably not in so intense or concrete a way, I suspect. I think my best analogy is music, actually, and certainly, at least with °thorough° music - really seriously carefully constructed stuff, particularly classical, but not necessarily that only - ones perception is usually in the direction of increasing appreciation: learning to °get° the more technical & deeper pieces, and then that feeding back into perceiving anew some piece one already knows but has overlooked somewhat, etc. So ones °compass° of music is usually expanding - a contraction is a rare thing, I should think.