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Coco-Coco by Coqui-Coqui
„Not my thing; not for me”
I had high hopes for this one, it being a coconut scent, which I love. Sadly, it didn't work out between us. Initially, it is coconut, albeit a green coconut. It is very GREEN at the top, and I do not like green! Then it dries down into honey. It literally...
8 hours ago
Spark by Curve / Liz Claiborne
„*THE* choice for hayrides and bonfires!”
The other reviewers have truly summed up this perfume to a T. It is very similar to Obsession, but it isn't that spicy and "masculine," though it is still plenty masculine. I never cared for Obsession, but I do like this. It is sweeter and powderier....
Wear it to a hayride or bonfire while you sip apple cider on a bale of straw! Perfect for autumn and winter seasons. Men can enjoy it, too.+1
The name is apt: It smells like amber musk! Sweet, powdery and rather generic. The price is not justified in the scent, but I still like it.+2
WOW! This smells tropical, lush, and expensive. My only complaint: I wish it lasted longer, as I only get an hour or two out of it.+1
Opener smacks of tuberose and gardenia and dries down into a watery floral that is VERY sweet! Smells cheap and very synthetic.+2
This meets my craving for something fresh, fruity, flowery, and creamy...all without being too overly sweet. I am very pleasantly surprised.+1
It's like a poorly planned meal: Warm fruit with a side of liver, and spicy peppercorns sprinkled all over. Plebeian & banal. Not tempting.+2
Candied orange. Seems to have a bit of a ginger-y undertone, though that is not in the notes. I don't consider this a "patchouli bomb."+2
Immature, compared to original. Does share some DNA, but this one is too fruity-sweet-synthetic.+3
This is nothing like the original (and best) Eternity! Nor is it intense. It's a chemical mess that smells like a doll's head. Synthetic.+3
A sweet-tart mandarin/rum/vanilla combo wafting around me w/ chocolate/tonka notes when I press my nose to my arm: a new intriguing concept.+4
164 days 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 51 days ago
Great to have you here, welcome again and enjoy Parfumo!
Anessa 54 days ago
Regarding JLo "Still" - thank you for your kind comment! Words indeed are very powerful, intendedly or not.
Anessa 78 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 82 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 164 days 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!