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Users Anessa 100.000 perfumes in the databank - congratulations to Parfumo and thank you to the research people! - 9 months ago

Registered since 20.08.2015
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Latest Reviews

73 days ago
Scent 8.0
Sultane White Pearl by Jeanne Arthes

Sultane White Pearl„The allure of the pearl”
Contrary to the impression by the notes and the visual message, this is not a 'summer' fragrance. The citrus here is not cologne-like zesty nor refreshing, but more subdued and warmed in an 'autumnal' way, a little reminding of 4711's "Mandarine & Cardamom"....

87 days ago
Scent 4.5
Un Matin au Jardin - Rose Fraîche / Fresh Rose by Yves Rocher

Un Matin au Jardin - Rose Fraîche / Fresh Rose„Sour, fresh, and sour again”
There seems to be a consensus that Rose Fraîche delivers a fresh, pink rose as promised, much closer to peony. Unfortunately, the fruity citruses together with the bitter woody notes create such an unpleasant, artificially sour staleness on my skin like...

Latest Statements

Despite my fears of honey, no Scandal. Golden&warm, 'terra ambrata'. Could be unisex. Personally, couldn't smell any similarities to Mon G.+3
Ylang contained, as on bottle label+to my nose, clearly present at the lovely sweet yet brief opening. Faint jasmine dominates the rest.+2
Sillage 4.0
Longevity 5.0
Scent 6.5
One of the line that could actually be worn. Non-sirupy raspberry candy similar to Flowerparty w/o the rose, a zestier red fruit cocktail.+2
Scent 6.5
Good example why TBS puts this primarily under Room Spray: Detergent-like citrus notes make it unwearable for me.+3
Scent 5.0
The linen's not fresh, ironed+sprayed w/ freesia floral starch, a strange buttery-sweetness at bottom reminds of Indian Night Jasmine.+1
Scent 5.0
A Trompe-l’œil rose in aquarelle, hanging above an empty vase. Pretty bottle suited as gifts, would get sth. more substantial for the price.
Sillage 1.0
Scent 5.0
Possibly reformulated? I smell nothing 'soft/light/inoffensive', rather a strong, herbal floral, not very accommodating. Business-like.+3
Scent 5.5
Authentic fruity&zesty Satsuma euphoria opening,lemon cleaner intermezzo.Original 4711 dominates the rest w/ its masculine,woody bitterness.+4
Nostalgia--90s' aquatics.Freshly washed florals, refreshingly unsweet.A pinch of peppery woods adding character.Like it, and it's dc'd ofc.+3
Bottle 8.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 8.0
Suddenly Woman I/Avon Rare Gold--thinner, but in the same vein. Not fresh nor light on me, a little goes a long way, space- and time-wise.+2
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 7.5

Perfume Blog

16 months ago

I often see people judging a fragrance solely on the criterion whether it possesses "a certain wow-factor" or not. While the definition of such is still somewhat elusive to me, I had accepted it without much thought when I began on my review-reading journey.Some will nonetheless grant a neutral rating after admitting the fragrance is nothing 'unique', whereas others dismiss it as something completely worthless, giving it a negative rating.As reviews themselves are intrinsically and inevitably of subjective...


QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus 6 months ago
And when I say 'thorough' music, this does not necessarily amount to being stuck up. Learning to enjoy Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, etc, has actually resulted in my enjoying ~Obsession~ by Animoto or ~Funky Town~ by Lips Inc all the more also; & likewise, learning to actually enjoy ~Diagilev~ by Roja Dove has actually helped me to enjoy ~Dot~ by Marc Jacobs, etc.
QuercusAlbusQuercusAlbus 6 months ago
Glad you took it with goodwill, my implying that you might have a mental block. Thought as I wrote "this might be a tad bold"! But what you said about attributing personalities to perfumes is fascinating. I think I attribute personalities to them also, but probably not in so intense or concrete a way, I suspect. I think my best analogy is music, actually, and certainly, at least with °thorough° music - really seriously carefully constructed stuff, particularly classical, but not necessarily that only - ones perception is usually in the direction of increasing appreciation: learning to °get° the more technical & deeper pieces, and then that feeding back into perceiving anew some piece one already knows but has overlooked somewhat, etc. So ones °compass° of music is usually expanding - a contraction is a rare thing, I should think.
MiaTrostMiaTrost 7 months ago
Search, and you shall not find! haha!! God one! :D
MiaTrostMiaTrost 7 months ago
Marvelling at your beautiful banner. :)
CrypticCryptic 9 months ago
There's something so whimsical about the combination of signs and elements in Eastern astrology: metal monkey, fire horse, water pig... :)
Exciter76Exciter76 9 months ago
Hey there sister Virgo!
Wrs67Wrs67 15 months ago
Danke für das Wilkommen, Anessa. Ich kann nur ein weniger Deutsch sprechen.
CincyCincy 15 months ago
Thanks for your nice comments on my photos.
MrFumejunkieMrFumejunkie 15 months ago
thank you, anessa. that's what i always try to do, create 'associated imagery'.
GGAGGA 16 months ago
Thank you for welcoming me on this forum