Maroussia by Slava Zaïtsev
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Maroussia is a perfume by Slava Zaïtsev for women and was released in 1992. The scent is oriental-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Orange blossom, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesHeliotrope, Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Orchid, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Musk, Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Cedar, Civet

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (348 Ratings)

Longevity

8.1 (247 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (242 Ratings)

Bottle

6.9 (257 Ratings)
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10
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9
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Bergerbelge
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Bergerbelge
Bergerbelge
Helpful Review    5  
The vintage version...
... Thank God I still have stashed away in the dry cellar and she is: Wonderful!

Such a beautiful, warm, cuddly spicy, velvety scent. Totally inviting and also sensual, quite positively commented on me by some men.

A bit of incense and hippie, then again noble lady in silk robe, a few flowers and something minimal fresh. Oh, so beautiful!
Always reminds me of my Gothic/Metal - youth, because the good old Maroussia was my first "signature scent".

I don't like today's version by far, it lacks depth and facet, it also starts much too alcoholic - pungent, sillage is also much worse, also worse durability.

Well, there's a real sweetheart of the "ver-improved" - sad...
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5.5
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10
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10
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9
Bottle
Wetterhex
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Wetterhex
   6  
A reminder of my teenage years
Oh, yes, the memory is still there, as if it was yesterday.
I must have been about 16 or 17 years old when this red bottle fell into my hands in a drugstore. It wasn't expensive, about 8 DM at that time.
I thought the bottle and the packaging were so pretty. Rich red and gold. Oriental-looking.
Fortunately, I tested it before My goodness, that was a strong smell Flowery, lush, sweet, pungent, all at once.
In vain I tried to wash off the scent. With every contact with water it got worse. I got a headache and towards evening I was really nauseous.
Since then, I've steered clear of Maroussia.

I lost track of him for a while. The other day I saw him, slightly changed, standing in a drugstore again. Bright red and gold. I could resist the temptation to test him again Maybe I'll be braver another time.
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9
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8
Longevity
3
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4
Bottle
Chimidoro

23 Reviews
Chimidoro
Chimidoro
   2  
In The Heat Of The Morning
Quite possibly my favorite orange blossom based scent.

Resinous, woody & creamy. Delectably sweet cinnamon, marzipan, orange blossom & sandalwood.

Tenacious, though with soft projection. Can last for up to 8 hours on my skin, albeit delicately, but I always apply three sprays per wrist to make it a little more noticeable.

Up close there's lots of amber and cinnamon in a rather biscuitty & edible way - subtly similar to almond biscotti. In the air, from a distance, this appears more powdery, fresh & floral.

The dominant orange blossom note is thankfully not too citrussy & certainly not overly fresh & sweet in a washing powder/fabric conditioner kind of way.
In the drydown the orange blossom is tapered by sweet amber/vanilla & smooth sandalwood.

As a couple of others elsewhere have noted, this shares some similarities with D&G's "red cap", but it's mostly alike in character/vibe. This is far, far softer and doesn't have the sharp, distinct coriander and basil notes that red cap boasts. So this could not replace red cap, by any means, but can be enjoyed thoroughly by fans of the latter - especially with this being so impressively purse-friendly.

This is a beautiful, feminine (womanly) creamy & woody orange blossom scent. I only wish it had more strength!
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7.5
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7.5
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7.5
Bottle
AmySourbutts

84 Reviews
AmySourbutts
AmySourbutts
   4  
Is Too Much Ever Enough?
I'm ambivalent about this fragrance. I like the spiciness of this, and I love orientals, but there's something that makes me wonder if I do, or even should, like this. Is it possible for a fragrance to be slightly kitsch? Perhaps it's too charming and pleasant for its own good, and therefore too much of a good thing, but can too much ever be enough? I feel that way about a lot of fragrances though. I love and loathe anything over the top because my tastes are always changing. I wanted to try this because I've always been fascinated by Russia, and Eastern Europe in general, though I've never been lucky enough to travel there. The bottle is so pretty, and I'm sure I'll spray this from time to time. Perhaps this is waiting to grow on me and will become a favourite. Despite being torn about this, I'd buy other Slava Zeitsev fragrances because this is so interesting.
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3
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Seatonica

21 Reviews
Seatonica
Seatonica
   4  
Russian lady wears damp fur coat and dusty corsage
It's her best coat, but it's musty and old fashioned. Pinned to the lapel is a dusty spray of rotting carnations and faded roses.
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7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Top Review    9  
A scent for a Russian Winter
Maroussia is everything that I'd imagine a Russian perfume to smell like. With the country's harsh weather during Winter, I'd most certainly choose to wear this beautiful, warm oriental during those days and at the same time find its richness quite delectable.

Maroussia is an oriental fragrance through and through. It's a touch sweeter than what I expected with rather heavy ylang ylang and carnation accords and spicy, smokey hints of amber, benzoin and vanilla.

The overall result is a spicy and powdery mish mash of florals and woodsiness. It's difficult to pin-point any particular note in the pyramid, but the composition, despite being confusing at times, is blended beautifully and really appeals to my nose.

I have surprised myself in the last few days by finding that sometimes hidden gems can be found on the discount shelves where I least expected them to be. It goes to show that drugstore scents are not to be knocked without prior testing. Who knows what you could find!

Maroussia lasts for an incredibly long time on my skin. It's the kind of scent I'd like to cuddle up to when the seasons change and the snow begins to fall. It smells a lot more expensive than what it's worth and for that I recommend it whole-heartedly.

Statements

ChimidoroChimidoro 4 years ago
9
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8
Longevity
3
Sillage
4
Bottle
Possibly my favorite orange blossom based scent. Resinous, woody & creamy. Delectably sweet cinnamon, marzipan, orange blossom & sandalwood.

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