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Users Anessa 100.000 perfumes in the databank - congratulations to Parfumo and thank you to the research people! - 138 days ago

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74 days ago
Scent 3.5
Âme Toscane by ID Parfums / Isabel Derroisné

Âme Toscane„Melancholy in the sauna”
If you're curious about the smell inside this unique bottle, but do not have an easy access to it, I would recommend trying Jeanne Arthes "Sultane". This, in accordance with the more 'sensual' shape compared to the fancy, somewhat playful bottle of Sultane,...

113 days ago
Scent 5.5
Roses et Reines (Eau de Toilette) by L'Occitane en Provence

Roses et Reines (Eau de Toilette)„Fruits et princesses”
Roses et Reines could be summed up with two songs or images for me: The Disney happy ending fairy tales for girls who dream of being princesses, incorporating the idea that girls are made of sugar and spice (and pink and ribbons and 'everything nice'), and the other...

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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
Vanilla-Citrus sorbet, if it luckily doesn't turn dishwasher lemon on you. Def as much in common with E* d'Oscar as the latter with 4711.+3
Scent 6.5
Heavy on rose, the rather potpourri, Miss Havisham kind, on the artificial side for me. Doesn't match with bottle. For old-fashioned souls.+1
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 5.0
Heliotrope & Ylang, oily, nutty and with a bit of citrus, musky & creamy vanilla. Very contemporary, nothing in common with E* d'Oscar.+2
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 7.0
Scent 6.0
Si Fleuri Si Fleuri - Lomani   Anessa 57 days ago
The Taming of Cabotine: Watery, washed-out + sweeter than the often compared vivid, spirited Broccoli-head. Even the cap looks bit wilted...+2
Could never stomach the sharp flavour of Fortnum&Masons' Old Fashioned Ginger biscuits. Thanks for the childhood flashbacks, Twilly.+1
Concentrated like vanilla incense. For die-hard vanilla fans only, but not edible because of strong flowerly accent. Not for sensitive noses+3
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 6.0
Pink counterpart to the blue almond version: Artificial, cute cherry flavour with a bite. Not a light body mist type, could be oversprayed.+1
Sillage 6.0
Longevity 6.0
Changed in 2 years of wearing: Sunscreen and poolside-->4711 and strolls under the shades of white lace parasols-->very sweet orange blossom+1
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11 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 38 days 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 38 days 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 67 days ago
Search, and you shall not find! haha!! God one! :D
MiaTrostMiaTrost 68 days ago
Marvelling at your beautiful banner. :)
CrypticCryptic 118 days ago
There's something so whimsical about the combination of signs and elements in Eastern astrology: metal monkey, fire horse, water pig... :)
Exciter76Exciter76 118 days ago
Hey there sister Virgo!
ParfummaniacParfummaniac 143 days ago
Thanks for your wishes, and I wish you also a beautiful smelling 2018!
Wrs67Wrs67 10 months ago
Danke für das Wilkommen, Anessa. Ich kann nur ein weniger Deutsch sprechen.
CincyCincy 10 months ago
Thanks for your nice comments on my photos.
MrFumejunkieMrFumejunkie 11 months ago
thank you, anessa. that's what i always try to do, create 'associated imagery'.