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Latest Reviews

5 years ago
Scent 6.0
Lôtree by Santi Burgas

Lôtree„Oud Incognito”
I was really looking forward to this particular offering out of the entire Loant collection. The German reviews likened Lotree to a foundry in the middle of a dense forest and mentioned "singing woods." Could it be something along the lines of OJ Woman or Chene,...

5 years ago
Scent 5.0
Lôjazz by Santi Burgas

Lôjazz„Ant Music”
Are you in the mood for a kooky perfume experience? If so, the Loant Collection might be just the thing to rattle your sabre. This new line consists of seven scents, each of which is meant to represent a different segment of an ant's body: Top notes for the head, heart...

Latest Statements

Someone has been burning perfumed love letters in the courtyard of a grand old riad. Beautifully melancholy.+7
Proof that packaging matters: gorgeous, bombshell fragrance is cursed with a drab, frumpy bottle and ends up swiftly discontinued.+7
Sillage 10.0
Longevity 10.0
Scent 8.0

Perfume Blog

3 years ago

Cryptic„Monsieur Guerlain is silenced by LVMH”
Apparently Monsieur Guerlain's lovely tribute site has been summarily shut down at the behest of LVMH over alleged trademark infringement. To all appearances this represents cold-blooded and inexplicable treatment of an individual who had been the brand's biggest cheerleader. Although the house is legally entitled to protect the Guerlain name, one wonders what possessed prudent businesspersons to quash a source of history of the brand, information about new releases and exquisite photographs of their...


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Exciter76Exciter76 7 months ago
I love the She-ro Barbie collection! I think it's brilliant. The math nerd in me loved Hidden Figures (book and movie), too. How could I resist? :D
AnessaAnessa 9 months ago
:) Yes, the combination of the elements with the animals is indeed fancy. There is another popular one in Japan (I think with 12 animals) based on one of the Chinese astrological calculations which includes elephants, koalas and pegasus, also combined with the 5 elements ;)
AnessaAnessa 9 months ago
Thank you for your reply on my Couturier comment! Hahaha, all flakiness allowed when describing a perfume (under us, that is). Seriously, I think the category of the 4 elements is equally legit like colours and else :) (I also recall some perfumes even created to 'suit' the 5 elements of the Eastern astrology.)
FluxitFluxit 11 months ago
Your reply to my Fig review made me smile :) Despite the risk of being obnoxious, let me recommend three scents if you'd like to explore some more fig fragrances: "Armani Privé - Figuier Eden" (with tea). Possibly "Debaser" (I didn't like it, but you have a Durga, so you might). I also like "Dune pour Homme", so maybe something for your guy since you already have the regular version ;) Philosykos I can only enjoy up to the heart note.
Exciter76Exciter76 14 months ago
Just stopping by to say HI! You were on my mind, dear friend. :)
MiaTrostMiaTrost 15 months ago
.. by the way. Loving your preference statements.
MiaTrostMiaTrost 15 months ago
Dearest Cryptic, I couldn't leave without having stopped by. Hope you are well and sun is shining! :) Missed you too. Good times with the old crew also. I've got a summer discovery. Can you believe it?! That didn't happen in quite a while. Dusita, Le Sillage Blanc. Let me know what you think of it, should you happen to test it. *big hug
HitchslapHitchslap 21 months ago
About my avatar, thank you! Hope you're having a great day/evening.
Exciter76Exciter76 22 months ago
Merry Christmas my dear friend! **Hugs!!**
GreysolonGreysolon 23 months ago
Just noticed that when you look up "members" in the search window we're referred to like crackheads: "users". Anyway, thought I'd stop by and say howdy, see how you're doing. Hope you're doing fab. This the first time I've poked my head above ground for many weeks... without going there I'm sure you know why... and it's not mom stuff.
Just in case life pulls me under again, Happy, Merry Advent-Hannakah-Christmas-Holidays!

Sorry the turkey is late.