Bcars10 Jessica Simpson ten
- 7 months ago
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6 days ago
Korloff Gold by Korloff
„A strawberry/tiare/coconut treat”
I have had this perfume for a while, so today's its day in the sun!
I was originally eager to try this because I love coconut and heady tropical flowers like frangipani and tiare; I can tolerate jasmine and gardenia when they are in supporting roles,...
Strawberry, tiare, & coconut--A watery, thin, inferior sister to Guerlain Terracotta. Horrible sillage & longevity. Buy Terracotta instead.+3
Amazing!! Jasmine and orange blossom bomb. It's a cross between JPG Classique and Alien Absolue. Amber and heliotrope underlie the floral.+1
If Lolita Lempicka and Johnson's baby powder got together, this is what would be born. A licorice-powder bomb. A bit overwhelming at first.+3
Bitter at the top (green lilac?), then just a powdery "meh" floral. Nothing special, but not horrendous either. Must try it in summer maybe?
Bright rosy scent, but it made me sneeze (a lot!) and left my nose stuffy. Reminds me of Elie Saab Rose Couture and Nina Ricci L'Extase.
After the funky opening, this is a beautiful amber scent. Not overwhelming sillage and longevity could be better. Wish I got more cinnamon.+1
I surprised myself by liking this! Not too sweet, but has some depth—suitable for the over-30 crowd. Soft and subtle and somewhat addictive!
Marshmallow gives way to gardenia/tiare before fading away in an incense-like smoke. Deep and rich. Great for fall/winter and evenings out.+1
Light and sweet like Smarties candy; appropriate for daytime and spring/summer wear. Fairly linear; mostly sweet with a tiny bit of neroli.+1
At the top, it's sweet and just like Indian Coconut Nectar. Gradually, it dries down with more tuberose, but not much. Reapply often.+1
7 months ago
„Learning new words”
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 no idea whether this is some sort of sign, but I generally do not believe in coincidences. I'm drawing a blank!Super-cool...
DonVanVliet 110 days ago
Great to have you here, welcome again and enjoy Parfumo!
Anessa 113 days ago
Regarding JLo "Still" - thank you for your kind comment! Words indeed are very powerful, intendedly or not.
Anessa 137 days ago
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! :-)
Anessa 141 days ago
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! :-)
Bcars10 7 months ago
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!