Sideshow 2016

Sideshow by Gri Gri
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Sideshow is a perfume by Gri Gri for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is sweet-leathery. It is still in production.
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Perfumer

Anaïs Biguine

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesChewing gum
Heart Notes Heart NotesCotton candy, Candied apple
Base Notes Base NotesHyraceum, Tolu balm, Leather

Ratings

Scent

6.4 (16 Ratings)

Longevity

7.8 (16 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (16 Ratings)

Bottle

6.7 (20 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 11.07.2018.
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Reviews

7.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
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The Exotic Cotton Candy Blend
The prelude is indeed reminiscent of a carnival, because cotton candy and candied apple are unmistakable. Chewing gum fits perfectly. Sideshow stays in this state, which is characterized by sweet notes, for quite a long time, later on resinous sweetness is added. This is also because the fairground notes mentioned evaporate and reveal further facets. Only at the transition to the base - where this mentioned sweetness continuously recedes and remains discreetly in the background - does the fragrance grow up with the disappearance of childish/infantile notes.

According to the perfume manuals, Hyraceum is a mixture of dried excrement from hair and plant remains and the urine of a South African badger/marmot. Hyraceum is also recommended as a substitute or alternative for Castoreum a.k.a Beaver's Horse, but the use of Hyraceum is still not very widespread. In another article it says of petrified urine - also known as African Stone - and is said to contain pheromones. These urine stones are collected and processed into powder. (@Achilles: 1x google and clear up was hereby done.)

For me, this fragrance was used with restraint, because animalism is not present for my animal scents accustomed nose. It may well be that Hyraceum has a sweet and sensual effect. A little bit of musk I mean to recognize. Whether leather should be in it, I cannot quite confirm after this unique test. The perfume is not classified under synthetic, because it may happen that here and there synthetics flicker up. But all in all it is very little and negligible. Furthermore, the fragrance development shows neither a feminine nor a masculine tendency.

Shelf life is 8-9+ hours. Sillage is good, remains constant for many hours and decreases as the sweetness decreases.

All in all, I find Sideshow very unusual, original, exotic and very far from what the niche usually offers. For me personally, the exuberant fairground sweetness is - as with any other sweet - annoying and cannot grab me. Nevertheless, I reward the courage and approach, lovers of sweet scents recommend my test. Sideshow is extravagant and remains wearable at all times. Everything is half as wild as the statements suggest. Because of the concept, blind buying is clearly not advisable, always put it to the acid test.

I would also like to thank Serlo for his hiking package filled with treasures. The composition inspires me. (Comment #1 on the hiking package Zoologist, Gri Gri, Jardins d'Écrivains, Dueto Parfums, ...)

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