12.1 Un Crime Exotique (2006)

12.1 Un Crime Exotique by Pierre Guillaume
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12.1 Un Crime Exotique is a popular perfume by Pierre Guillaume for women and men and was released in 2006. The scent is spicy-gourmand. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesChai tea, Star anise, Cinnamon
Heart Notes Heart NotesGingerbread, Osmanthus
Base Notes Base NotesAustralian sandalwood, Mate, Vanilla



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Greatly helpful Review    17
Christmas in the wooden box - a short commentary
Christmas! With everything that belongs in a bourgeois Bavarian parlour - when a pubescent family member is in the process of finding his way to India. But from the top:

A few cinnamon sticks and star anise in a jar. A bag of gingerbread spice (absolutely from Nuremberg - everything else is chocolates!) over it, vanilla pulp in addition and mix everything well. Over it (and now the brat and India come into play) a very long cooked cup of spicy Chaitee. Sugar well and let it boil in front of you.

Serve the beautiful, deliciously fragrant brew in a sandalwood cup. The sandalwood should have a similar presence as the one Alessandro Gualtieri used in the Duro of Nasomatto. Spicy and woody, almost hot - and quite sweet! (Not the brat!)

The exotic crime is ready. "Tastes good," by the way, even in midsummer
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Sorry Pierre
This one was a scrubber.
And while I usually very much enjoy your stuff, AND while the notes of this thing sounded right up my alley, the result was shockingly appalling. No idea what caused such an intense dislike.

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Old Hollywood Film Noire
Private Collection Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale

This name alone creates a sense of..
Heightened DRAMA.....
something will happen or is about to happen
and your in the middle of it .

Intrigued and lured by its Old Hollywood Film Noire name
I ventured to sample it ....

might have been a better suited name ....

Allow me to set the film up....
The Decadence of the French living in Vietnam and the exploitive evils of Colonialism....
A exotic place all Steamy and Humid!
Languorous visits to hidden
Mandarin "OPIUM DENS"...
All the while you are floating on a "JUNK" on tranquil waters.....
When suddenly you are awakened by the rude shots of a gun....
You feel the wetness of liquid on your chest. the OPIUM has dulled your sense of pain ....
Is it blood ? NO!
The smell of fragrance fills the air ...
Your favorite crystal decanter lies on the floor shattered....
You smile ...
having cheated death one more time ... you return to your revelry.

Then ...
Un Crime Exotique would perhaps make a bit more sense.
I really like this Spiced Tea Infusion scent.

The fragrance is so heady with GINGER and Spice... predominantly Saigon Cinnamon.
Perhaps this mysterious sounding ingredient ..called
which in CHINA is infused with green or black tea leaves, to create a scented tea called guì hu? chá (OSMANTHUS TEA)
creates the "CRIME EXOTIQUE" in this Potent,Intoxicating and Long Lasting Fragrance....

A 50ml bottle for 100.00 bucks
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spicy, misnamed beauty
At first, I got a smell like some sweetened hot cereal. After I smelled it a few times, my nose picked up on the gingerbread notes. Now, it smells to me like strong spice tea (cinnamon & anise) with a sugar cube dissolving at the bottom of the cup.

I'm baffled about the name, though. It's cozy & spicy & thick & lovely (perfect for our brutal cold winter weather), so what does it have to do with crime? (082510)


Hermesh 4 years ago
Chai tea with gingerbread; floral note is light and profound, but it makes the fragrance so much more than a spiced tea. Very nice!+1

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