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Gâteau de Carnaval
Gâteau de Carnaval lives up to its name: it undeniably smells like fried dough with a big dollop of cream and lots of powdered sugar on top (but not a hint of apricot for me, unfortunately). The result is delicious, obviously, and the greasy aspect of the confection is thankfully played down, but I'm still not entirely sure whether it's succesful as a perfume. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying it quite a lot, but it's realistic to the point of being conspicuous, and I usually prefer this kind of all-out true gourmand scent coming from the kitchen rather than my skin. Although it can be just what the doctor ordered on a couple of cold, bleak, comfortless days a year... So I think my big sample is all I'll ever need; I'll treasure it for those rare occasions when it'll feel just right.