Sharp, manly rose I'm with Sherapop, the musk in this must be ambroxan. There are roses for sure, but it also has that weird, sharp metallic tang that I get from Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume. I don't like it. It reads as masculine to my nose, and makes my brain...
Banal and cloying I tested this tonight in Ulta. The adorable bottle with the little bees on it really caught my eye! I should have known…bees=honey. Honey is one of my kryptonite notes, and it is majorly present in this perfume. It’s basically fruity and honey-sweet.
I was reading a review here yesterday, and I learned a new word: meretricious. I love words, and I'd never come across this one before, so I had to look it up. It means "alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdy; or based on pretense, deception, or insincerity." As it turns out, that very day I came across the same word in Chandler Burr's book The Perfect Scent! I have... More
My body is weird regarding the applications of fragrances. It has become a scientific issue with me.I used to spray my left wrist once, and then lightly rub my arms together and then over the top of my hair. I began noticing that when I did that, the scent on my right arm died faster than on my left (first-sprayed) arm. So, I now spritz my left arm once and then... More
Hi, Thanks for your reply to my comment for the Jeanne en Provence Roseraie EDP - actually, I think that those heady, big florals do better bloom in the open heat and are more "fitting" than in the closed coldness ;-) Sometimes fragrances that are called by other people "soft, light, faint, fresh, for summer use" are rather "heavy on patchouli, benzoe and pepper/NOT fresh/too sweet for summer" for me, so I often write my own conditions in order to add another perspective for anyone blind-buying like me, basing their decision on reviews. But otherwise, I love Eau de Giorgio in summer, and it's not a shy one! :-)
Hi, I've got an idea - I understand what you mean, and when I don't find the "keywords" in the classification category, I just add them as tags. Since tagged fragrances in similar categories will be grouped together, there will be "#musky" or "#musk"-tagged perfumes showing up when searched after the tag; tried now with advanced search in the tag box, found just a few, but there can be more! :-)
This site needs to add "Musky" to its perfume classification system because "Animalic" just doesn't cut it. Animalic is too sharp and "barnyard-y" to me, but musky can be softer and less intense. I wear musks a lot, so it would be helpful to add this classification. Thank you!