Users ScentFan Making a chypre scent for soap, curing a tonic for flu - 38 days ago

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Latest Reviews

11 days ago
Scent 7.0
Tag-Her pour Femme by Armaf

Tag-Her pour Femme„Synthetic Dirty White Florals”
If the listed notes in this perfume were mostly natural, I'd be swooning, but I'm soon left simply wanting air. Perfumers, yes use an aroma chemical if you must, but try to put one actual floral or citrus or SOMEthing in there? Luckily I'm consoled by Armaf's...

11 days ago
Scent 4.5
Le Parfait pour Femme by Armaf

Le Parfait pour Femme„Death by LOV”
Having been captivated by Armaf’s beautiful Club de Nuit Intense for women, I went in search of other bargains they might have. This one threatened to become a tad too synthetic, but what killed it for me was the badly-counterpointed (IMO) Lily of the Valley, which introduced...

Latest Statements

Per hubby, "You could just throw out all the rest and keep this!"+3
Scent 10.0
Roja Roja - Roja Parfums   ScentFan 23 months ago
Easily the most beguiling scent I've ever smelled+1
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 10.0

Perfume Blog

17 days ago

I did have good intentions in setting out to duplicate that magic soap of 30+ years ago. A Copra-olive (olive and coconut), I scented it with Jasmine, Lavender and Sandalwood — gorgeous extracts not affordably available today. I have a very old Jasmine Sambac though, from Bulk Apothecary whose offerings today aren't always what they once were. I have a very new Jasmine Grandiflorum absolute from Perfumer's Apprentice by way of Pan Aromatics. It deserves some kind of award.In they both went,...


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MiaTrostMiaTrost 158 days ago
Ha! And smelling fabulous revisiting! :)
TarTar 170 days ago
I do not know New Sibet. What do you mean by "Without a metallic note, there are no chains"?
TarTar 171 days ago
Thank you very much for your comment on my Ore review. Slumberhouse is great, isn't it? Kiste and the other miracles...
FluxitFluxit 7 months ago
Happy to hear you found the blog interesting :) If you test some of their samples, I'm interested in a Sniff Fest post for sure! We've covered the first quarter or so by now, none of the US scents yet, though. Some of them, I translated (Sharini, Saint d'Ici) and will keep doing that on the occasion to get them more known.
AnessaAnessa 9 months ago
Thank you for your kind comment! I enjoy reading your reviews and writings!
Iphigenie63Iphigenie63 18 months ago
Hi!Thanks so much for your kind messages,and yes,I have not been to the English site for a long time and wasn't aware of it!Won't happen again.Gosh,I have just read your comment on New Sibet,you left me speechless!
A spa in Arizona sounds fabulous,perfume shopping can wait,when you can douse yourself in that Roja (which I'd better not even try,it sounds so wonderful) and New Sibet!
Sending you best wishes ,and let me know if and when you do your trip to Paris,I'd love to hear your impressions!There is this tiny niche parfumerie that is the only one that sells the Mona di Orios,the guy there is so eccentric ,it is worth a visit!Can't remember the name of the place now,but could find out.
Many greetings!
GothicHeartGothicHeart 20 months ago
Finding partners in grief is one of the most heartwarming things to experience in one's lifetime. Thank you so very much!
OrianeOriane 21 months ago
Thank you for the warm welcome, ScentFan. I enjoy your reviews, too. : )
GothicHeartGothicHeart 21 months ago
There are more than a few monumental vintage perfumes out there. However only a handful of them deserve to be called either bewitching or mesmerising. Or both...Thanks a milion!
GothicHeartGothicHeart 24 months ago
This makes two of us thus far. I hope you don't like it for the same reasons. Many thanks!