5desierto55desierto5's Perfume Reviews

5desierto5 7 years ago 1
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
The exotic gardens of the Alhambra in a bottle
An exciting fragrance, full of passion and ardor. Alameda reminds me of the opera Carmen by Bizet, with the gardens of the Alhambra (Granada-Spain) as performance background.
It makes an almost indelible impression on my nose and my clothes: still smelling her the next day!!!

The best seasons for Alameda are autumn and winter, because of the warmth and sweetness of this delicacy made by the house of Piguet. Imagine drinking a mug of hot chocolate, with a fresh waffle as an afternoon snack on the side, sitting by the fireplace in a country cottage, up in the hills of the Ardennes...

Inviting and cozy, a warm (amber) bath, a sweet mocha liqueur burning in my stomach, a loving embrace...these are the sensations I get after a dab of this olfactory nectar: it's time for a full bottle!
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5desierto5 7 years ago 2
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
2.5
Bottle
Espresso Royale: all inclusive coffee break!
Generously dosed espresso coffee nectar with a decent dash of Tia Maria liqueur along with a hazelnut pastry: un unprecedented all inclusive/all gender coffee sensation!
After spraying some Espresso Royale by Sébastiane, my need for coffee is practically gone: never tried drugs in my life, let alone used, but when we talk about methadone as a means of fighting addiction, I see the same phenomenon happening with this syrupy coffee aroma essence ... one shot and away goes my need for my favo dark & comforting substance (not really, ha ha)
Note: Along with coffee beans, caramel and hazelnut are also very present, so it reminds me instantly of Starbucks meetings with my friends: ladies, shall we?
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5desierto5 7 years ago 2
Nejma 7, a Caribbean vibe in the Orient
Nejma 7 by Nejma, my first experience with an oriental tinged scent, is also my favorite!
When I read the composition of fragrance notes, I was delighted. Mediterranean raw materials have always attracted me, especially citrus fruits and orange blossom (neroli), the use of the latter going back to the famous history of the Moors in Spain and Portugal. Neroli, known back then as Flor de Azahar, was widely used, both at court as elsewhere.
The citrusy fragrance of Nejma 7 is the first note to emerge, but unlike the fresh and cooling kind of citrus, belonging to summer eau de colognes, this one exudes a feeling of heat on the skin, as if it has been brewing and stewing in the afternoon sun, becoming something like candied dried fruit in the courtyard of a Moorish villa.
I smell a pleasing amber aroma, no vanilla and no dominant patchouli. At first I feared that the combined chocolate - coconut notes would create a sort of cheap and sugary Bounty choco-coco bar effect, cloying and syrupy, but fortunately this was not the case at all.
This is truly a very well balanced citrusy Oriental scent for ladies of all ages. The Oud is barely there, yet just enough to give the whole an Oriental finishing touch, because without Oud and Patchouli, this would've become a Caribbean style olfactory creation!
Nejma 7 matches perfectly as a fragrance with my cobalt blue Abaya from Tunisia, beautifully decorated with golden sequins: this may sound somewhat 'cliché', but in my mind I'm still dreaming of a Moorish prince, carrying me away on his thoroughbred Arabian horse...
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