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Fracas-ish Sheer Tropical Floral
Memoire Liquide Reserve-Fleur Liquide is in the same style as Fracas about half as good in sillage and longevity. My hubby picked this up in a consignment shop thinking it was a book...much to his horror, I immediately recognized it as one of the coveted Memoire Liquide Reserve Series selling for a 1/3 of the regular price! Score! This is a beautiful package presentation, tied in a lovely chiffon bow and also keeps the bottle protected from direct sunlight. The bottle is also very well made and sleek. the fragrance is delicate, sheer and tropical- perfect for a Summer evening in Hawaii or Fiji, etc. This is a just straight up pretty warm weather fragrance for me and I must admit, I rarely reach for it, but it fills a particular spot in my collection that would otherwise require either Fracas, Estee Lauder's Private collection Tuberose and Gardenia, Carolina Herrera or Madonna's Truth or Dare. None of which I am motivated enough to spend my precious perfume pennies on when I only have about have of the spice and musk fragrances I need (Yes, we have a disorder, now let's move on!). Anyway, I love this for it's perfection and easy wear in the heat of the night, on the beach with a fruity drink in hand, this is just right. Does this blow me away- not really. Does this take me away to a warm fantasy island, Yes it can do that- particularly when layered with Bobbi Brown's Beach, Elizabeth Arden's True Love or CB I hate Perfume's At the Beach 1966- throw a lei on that and I'll dance with it!