California for Women (1996)

Version from 1996
California for Women (1996) by Dana
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California for Women (1996) is a popular perfume by Dana for women and was released in 1996. The scent is floral-woody. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Submitted by Sani, last update on 29.05.2015.
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Beautiful powder with a classic Dana 80's oakmossy feel
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This scent opens a bit harshly at first with a classic Dana oakmoss punch, reminiscent of Tabu, etc. This quickly gives way to a soapy aldehyde, as the harshness of the initial blast fades. The notes are a bit muddled, but still very pleasant. After a few min to settle on the skin, the soapy aldehydes give way to a pretty woody note that is touched with a floral powder. It's a pleasant enough opening that has a strong 1980s vibe. The oakmoss is still in the background lending a nice dirty edge to the powdery and floral touched woods. It's a really nice balance of naughty and nice.

Once fully into the heart, the beauty of this scent blossoms. The powder is much more evident and the florals become dominate to the woods. The oakmoss and woods ground the composition and gives a beautiful contrast to the powder and florals.

The dry down is very powdery. It's a really beautiful and well crafted powder note. Quite pleasant and, dare I say, beautiful. There is still a heavy dose of oakmoss under the powder acting as a counter balance and I am again reminded of Tabu, except where Tabu is spiced this scent is powdery.

Overall this scent is a really beautiful powdery classic. The projection and silage are both very strong and the longevity is great. 12-16 hours before it disappears. Though discontinued, you can still get this scent very affordably, and I believe it is definitely a great addition to anyone's collection who loves powder and oakmoss.

For the price I say it's a great and beautiful buy.

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