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CrypticCryptic 8 years ago
Lôtree - 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...

CrypticCryptic 8 years ago
Lôjazz - 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...

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

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Cryptic 6 years ago

CrypticMonsieur 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...

Cryptic 7 years ago

CrypticSave Oakmoss (and perfumery in general)
If you love perfume, please take a few minutes to read this comprehensive article concerning the proposed oakmoss ban. I've heard many people take the position that the ban will not seriously harm perfumery because there is a synthetic oakmoss substitute available. According to the esteemed noses who were...




Exciter76Exciter76 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago
Just stopping by to say HI! You were on my mind, dear friend. :)
MiaTrostMiaTrost 4 years ago
.. by the way. Loving your preference statements.
MiaTrostMiaTrost 4 years 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 5 years ago
About my avatar, thank you! Hope you're having a great day/evening.
Exciter76Exciter76 5 years ago
Merry Christmas my dear friend! **Hugs!!**
GreysolonGreysolon 5 years 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.