Basilisk2803Basilisk2803's Perfume Reviews

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Basilisk2803 5 months ago 3
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Be patient
Blind spontaneous buy turned to be worth every penny. I am obsessed about fresh ripe figs but never was a fan of figs` smell in perfume. Just be patient, guys, only a couple of minutes and this sharp and naturalistic smell of fig leaves and fruit developed into a smooth tropical paradise with distinctive notes of coconut and green mango. The fragrance settles down, becomes more and more creamy, not sweet at all, vanilla starts its part, making you feeling happy and relaxed und puts you in a holiday mood.
The scent is just an amazing experience of discovery new destinations.
Never was crazy about Terenzi, but this one made me reconsider. Now I want to try more.
It was a lucky move, that blind buy, well done, good girl.
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Basilisk2803 5 months ago 4
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Made me blush
My first trip to the West. Like real West. It happened to be Vienna, February. Little cafes, croissants, Esterhazy Torte, opera, palaces.. my God, I was overwhelmed, astonished, in love with the city, in love with the experience of being there.. Fairy tale.. winter wonderland... city of miracles..
The guy who invited me there gave me a bottle of perfume, Black Cashmere DKNY, saying that it was the newest and the most popular at that time.
Me, being used to brighter coloured packagings, was not impressed with the plain black box with modest golden letters. Nothing fancy, too simple, doesn't give you a clue what to expect.
Surprise was inside. First, the bottle itself: smooth, heavy, shiny, made of black glass, computer mouth shaped with some dent looked like a toy basin for keeping a couple of rings, or a lipstick, or a tiny piece of chocolate.. or.. I am not going to tell you what else it reminded me of ;) It did look promising and weird, shocking and inviting..
And then, if you dare to go deeper, to the very core.. if you trust yourself to unveil the bottle and take off the cap, you will discover the smell... Smell of hot bodies rubbing against each other, smell of physical passion, mind-blowing fantasies and dirty discoveries. It made me blush. I was used to old-fashioned chypres and aldehydes and this spicy-oriental direction was completely Terra Incognita for me.
I was too shy to wear it, it was clearly "after love" smell made me feeling like wearing transparent sexy dress in public or like everyone staring at you knowing what you have been doing just several minutes ago.
Brought it home. My daughter sniffs the bottle and said: Ohh, smells like you! Made me blush again.

Basilisk2803 5 months ago 2

Surprising discovery
Being in Xerjoff`s fan group I was recommended to buy this fragrance for its eternal beauty. Price was quite high to dive into unknown but curiosity won. I received it back in December 2020. This wasn't my first one from the house, but the first from the Shooting Stars collection. What can I say? I was more impressed with the piece of Meteorite, which accompanied the bottle, - their special gift for any SS line fragrances, - than with the juice itself.
It was like yes and know, or rather - why would I wear this one, if I have many other favourites?
The main NO about it was a very disturbing bayleaf/ laurel /soup )) note. I know, it was cardamon, but sorry! - laurel for me.
I have already mentioned that once a guy drove 70 km over to me to try Erba, and the same guy after sniffing Starlight just exclaimed: My God, this is the best I've ever smelt! I told him that he could have it because I wasn't that keen on it. And he answered: Keep it, it's yours, and I will have mine. One day you will appreciate this piece of heaven you own.
And this day happened to be today....
While decanting I decided to give it a go on my wrist. And it was a lucky move!!! My God! What a star gem I have!
First of all I would never ever consider it to be a summer fragrance. It is hot and dry today and it is behaving just wonderfully!
It stars with citrus, pine, cedar and very mild bergamot and yes, that laurel note, which botheres me badly. It doesn't lean masculine at all, I would rather say, it is even more feminine than unisex.
It is highly addictive straight away - you just can't stop sniffing your wrist, and Starlight plays along, developing and seducing. The sillage grows, that laurel is almost gone and now starts vanilla and light poudre. In 30 minutes the soup note )) completely disappears and and the fragrance becomes very opulent but still noble and posh. You feel like your whole body wears not a scent but states a life style - luxurious, elegant, rich but without being a show-off. Just a simplicity of royals.
Citrusy but not cologny; vanilly but not gourmand, bergamot but not masculine, powdery but not feminine, aldehyde but not old-fashioned.
Clean, cristal-clear, noble.
After 8 hours it is still with me.
I love you my personal Star piece.
Should I consider buying a back up bottle? Ha-ha! I have done it right now!!

Basilisk2803 6 months ago 2
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Freshnessless
Starts with sweet mandarins and oranges and smells a bit synthetic, then quickly becomes quite creamy and this synthetic feeling develops to its highest. After a couple of hours it is just a fizzy drink with a slight hint of citrus and prominent artificial creaminess, no single sign of freshness. Close to skin, doesn't give you an "aura" feeling. A bottle is a bit "kitchy", too many colours, too bright, like sleek Italian style is gone or turned into an eastern bazaar.

Basilisk2803 6 months ago 2
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Budget Version
My review is going to be really short. It is the most affordable version of Erba Pura from Xerjoff, and one step lower than Kirke. And it should be a reason For that. For me there are less notes in it, kind of "flatter " fragrance, mostly raspberries, and tat is basically it. Not mature or sophisticated enough. Still very strong, still long- lasting, but not a niche fragrance any more.
Chronologically, quality and price-wise it is going exactly the same down-the-hill direction : first Erba Pura, then Kirke, then Stricnina.
Can imagine younger people wearing it. I'd rather stick to my Erba to feel really chosen.

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