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AFreimann 2 years ago 2
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle

La Vie est Belle, or "Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication" - DaVinci
I felt a review was in order as LVEB has become my signature fragrance.

I guess you can say I like the basics; basic like a string of pearls, a well-tailored black suit, and tasteful black leather stilettos. This is the type of "basic" that I perceive of La Vie est Belle.

The composition opens with an enveloping sweetness that somehow manages a concurrent delicacy; like a dancing ballerina, she seems frail but her bones and musculature are strong and true, vibrant and ready. Don't mistake her dexterity for mere frivolity; on the contrary: feminine, sweet, rich and decadent, if you're looking for a candied personal scent cloud, give LVEB a go. This composition is very artfully, masterfully, and deliberately engineered to be precisely what she is.

I heard a YouTube reviewer say in description of this fragrance, something like "La Vie est Belle is basic but it's basic done to perfection". I concur with her wholeheartedly; this treasure has conquered me completely and I say that without shame, dazzled by the sheer beauty of this simple, yet iconic fragrance.

If she loves you (as she loves me - my chemistry, that is) - she will love you passionately and completely.
Fragrance: Still a 10/10.
Performance including projection, sillage, and longevity: 10/10
Value: Superb. To me, worth so much more than present asking prices, I'm grateful to have fallen for this attainable, simply beautiful basic.

I am eternally mesmerized.

AFreimann 2 years ago 2
6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle

Spongebob Squarepants EDT
In the US, I found one of these online for under $10 USD and have to say the price is right.
The scent is nice, though it opens quite strongly, it quickly fades to a skin scent. I haven't tried wearing it on clothing or textiles yet.
The scent? It's similar - very, very, very similar - to Guerlain's Teazzurra. Don't expect Guerlain-performance but if you are searching for an inexpensive surrogate for Teazzurra, this is the one I recommend.

AFreimann 2 years ago 2
8.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle

Strawberry Shortcake Doll in a Bottle
Created by Perfumer Anne Flipo, Poupee is a delightful, playful, quirky fragrance that is very true to the name (which is French for "doll", not to be confused with poop by the ignorant and/or immature).
I find the scent linear, the accord created by the combination of Gardenia, pineapple, and tuberose leading this very unique fragrance with the other notes playing subtle but key supporting roles. The end result is the scent of a vintage Strawberry Shortcake doll.

The fragrance is very light so I spray heavily with this one and find that it lasts for a brief time (1-2 hours before reapplication), but I don't mind because this one is far from over-priced. The simple bottle with the strangely-flocked orange cap give testament to the quirky scent inside.
I learned about Poupee from a friend months ago and decided on a full bottle after she sent me a sample.
As mentioned before me, this will likely appeal to those of you who have very diversified tastes. Overall, I'd give her a solid seven out of ten.

AFreimann 2 years ago 2

Inoffensive, Delicate, Charming
Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione Dolce Fiore was a gift from a friend and I just adore this fragrance. If ever there was a tender, delicate, inoffensive and innocent sweet, light floral this is it. She is sheer, uplifting, very soft like a baby's blanket; floral-sweet with zero heaviness; the citrus here is anything but sharp, serving only to provide a subtle crispness; the fuzzy musk is soft and slightly warm; the florals dance above the musk and the vanilla plays an invisible supporting role.
One word to accurately capture this fragrance is "charming".
Performance: moderate at best, this lasts on textiles and hair far longer than skin.
Value: Looking at the prices, the value is good/ not too costly.
Bottle: I think it's GORGEOUS. So 10/10 on that.

AFreimann 2 years ago 2
9.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
9
Bottle

Floral-sweet and Pretty
This fragrance is delicate, sweet in a floral way, inoffensive/ work-church safe, with a soft to moderate projection (depending on application and climate). I find the scent linear which isn't a bad thing as this fragrance is lovely from the very beginning. She does last longer on hair and textiles, much longer than on skin (in my experience).
I find this primarily a fresh and citrusy white floral, delicate and refreshing but with a refined fruity sweetness from the peach and apple (in that order). I get little to no caramel or vanilla other than as perhaps afterthoughts or subliminal suggestions here but have no complaints in that regard because I love the fragrance. I think there's perhaps *just* enough of a touch of caramel and similar touch of vanilla to bolster the floral sweetness as basenotes do rather than stand in center stage as the main accord; this baby's all about the fruit and flowers.

Performance: questionable/ mysterious to me. Hours after application when I can't smell it, my husband can. So I'd have to give her at least a moderate rating there.
Fragrance: I love it. 9/10
Value: Fair, I have no complaints about present price-points

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