Glimmer by Criminal Elements
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Glimmer is a perfume by Criminal Elements for women and men and was released in 2015. The scent is spicy-sweet. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMilk, Nutmeg, Ginger
Heart Notes Heart NotesSugar, Clove, Cinnamon, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesCocoa, Vanilla, Suede



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Submitted by MRoth, last update on 18.09.2017.
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3 Reviews
Chai with Turkish Delight!
This was not as gourmand as I expected. I got a strong, dusty rose in the drydown that was really lovely. To me it smells like milk, spices, dark sugar and dry, velvety roses. It lasts a good long time on my skin, and the projection is pretty loud, not for the office!
Glimmer is a sweet, vanilla bomb, but still quite quirky and unusual. Not your average gourmand. It reminds me of hot rice pudding, with spices and raisins in it. And maybe some candied rose petals thrown over the top for good measure. Sweet, hot and steamy. The sugared rose actually makes me think of Turkish Delight, Yum!
This leans kinda feminine to me, but I guess most sweet gourmands do. Also don't be scared by the opening!, it is very VERY spicy initially, but it calms down after a few minutes and is very well balanced from then on.
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Milk and spice.
Glimmer opens with a blast of spicy ginger and beautiful nutmeg. The ever-present milk accord is front and centre even in the opening, and is quite realistic. Warm, spiced milk is what I get from Glimmer. Almost like a chai made with milk, but not quite. There's a dusty, floral rose that creeps in during the heart that stops this from being a photo-realistic Indian milk drink.

The overall effect is one of sweet, lactonic-milky spices, with a dry floral undercurrent. Glimmer is certainly sweet, I can definately smell sugar as a note, but it's not a sugar-bomb in the usual sense. Here the sugar is quite dark, unrefined and even a touch smoky. It's a lovely contrast with the warm milk thing going on. Over the top of this, a dance of dry spices plays out. Towards the end of the drydown Glimmer gets gets drier still, with the milk now rich and concentrated, a suede note and a dusty cocoa start to sing.

The only spices I can pick out individually are ginger and nutmeg, and only in the opening. For the bulk of the wear time the spices are so well blended that nothing sticks out harshly, they blend as you would expect them to blend in hot milk.

Longevity is pretty good, I get 8-9 hours, a little less on hot days. Sillage is quite loud, but the dry spicy facets prevent it from becoming cloying. All in all an interesting take on a gourmand, and worth a smell if for no other reason than the startlingly realistic milk accord.
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