a classy powdery gourmand
Reviewing this again after wearing it over the course of nearly two years, I would say that I'm still happy to have it. Although the initial infatuation I had has calmed down, it has survived the numerous purges others in my early foray into the world of perfumes did not. With a mega sillage and longevity, a few sprays in the morning keep me in a pastel pink cloud of sugared almonds and musk all day without ever waning. As far as gourmands go, this one has class, which the likes of Pink Sugar and its siblings do not, as much as I do enjoy wearing PS Sensual on occasion. In terms of "social standing" this would be in the same tier as Guerlain's L'instant for me, but Loukhoum Eau Poudree just offers a little more warmth than L'instant. Think of silk versus a cozy cashmere blanket, with Loukhoum Eau Poudree being the cashmere. As my nose becomes more familiar at picking out notes, I am now aware of the orris root being more obvious, like in Tauer's Pentachords White where it stands out beautifully. The powder is almost palpable in this, exploding from the powder in each spray that my nose almost instinctively wants to develop allergies. I enjoy my days wearing this and so do the people around me. On a last note, I think the older pink bottle suits its character more than the current deep red-purple bottle.