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Dalmajen 6 years ago 4
6
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8
Longevity
8
Sillage
5
Bottle

Sophisticated Hippy
Just got this today, and couldn't wait to write about it! Who would think that Andy Tauer would dare make a fruit patchouli fragrance! Well, he did, and it's Fabulous! I even bought this blind, as I know Andy Tauer perfumes, as have tested nearly all of them, and own a few as well. I love this one! The fruit is so mellow..it doesn't come across as a overwhelming peachy apricot..it just does what is expected..a touch of peach, and the apricot is a bit deeper into the heart. The rose isn't the main player here..it is soft, and blends so nicely with the fruits. The star of the show, in my opinion, is the patchouli ! What a darling patchouli! A calm, grown up patch..it knows when to make its appearance without being overbearing. It knows it's place..and it has a slight ego. It appears when you want it to, and doesn't disappoint ! It is still a patchouli , but he's now a sophisticated hippy..the timing is perfect, as well as the strength .
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Dalmajen 7 years ago 2
8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle

Angels refined cousin....
I had the chance to purchase this lovely fragrance, and bought it blind. The notes sounded so inviting, I just had to try it! I am so glad I did! This is really a fabulous fragrance. I have had Angel in the past, and found it OK..not one of my real favorites, just OK..so, I wondered what Angel would smell like, with a twist. The opening is a blast of green bergamot, almost like the green stems of the roses had been crushed together with the bergamot. I was worried this note would remain throughout, and was momentarily disappointed. But no, after a few minutes the note settled into a lovely soft rose, combined with a nice juicy plum. This is not a fruity plum, but a sort of soft anchor for the Rose. After awhile , I could pick up on the Angel vibe, but this was not the shout in your face Angel. This is the refined cousin, who has been to Private Schools, and has elocution lessons. She has beautiful manners, and knows when to appear, and always comes across like a lady. The longevity is very good, and sillage as well. The dry down is just beautiful! Not too sweet, but the caramel and chocolate/patch is there. I have already worn this several times, and each time I enjoy it more. Presentation is lovely, the bottle, box, velvet pouch...it all goes with the concept. Yes, I am impressed with this lovely little lady. The elegant, and refined cousin of Angel....

Dalmajen 7 years ago 2
8
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5
Longevity
5
Sillage

A Tuberose to Admire...
I have finally found a Serge Lutens that I fell in love with, from start to finish. I was very skeptical about this fragrance, as it has a few notes that I don't usually go for. But,for some unknown reason, they worked so well on my skin, I was quite overcome with emotion! Tuberose is not one of my favorite notes, nor, is coconut. I actually was more worried about the coconut, as didn't want the dreaded sun tan lotion vibe! I was praying it wouldn't develop, like it did with Virgin Island Water coconut note! But, this is soft...and creamy. The tuberose is just right! Not loud, nor pushy. The almond is so inviting, and not over powdery. All the notes are complimenting each other, all the way through. I was not expecting such a wonderful harmony..I have tested quite a few of Lutens, and the day before I dug out this tester, I had spent the day wearing Un bois Vanille , thinking this might be the one...it was just a pure stroke of luck that decided to do a full day wearing of Datura Noir..so happy that I did, as I believe I have found my perfect Serge! From the top notes, through the mid notes, to the lovely dry down..very admirable!
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Dalmajen 7 years ago 4
7
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle

A Simple Winter Pleasure...
I have had this fragrance for some time now, and never realized how much I would enjoy it in the very cold weather. It is not a complicated scent by any means, but the notes are pleasant and satisfying. The opening is a small fizz of the raspberry, followed by a blast of Neroli. This is not a bitter Neroli, but a tamer version owing to the fact that the tangerine or more like orange to my nose) seems to level it out, somehow. I like the Jasmine very much, as it seems to be a very creamy version, and I suppose this is due to the marshmallow note! It all comes together very nicely indeed, and, the dry down is a fluffy powdery mix. I think it is a wonderful , and comforting fragrance, especially in the really cold months. I tried it in the Spring, and wasn't taken with it, but what a different story it turned out to be in the colder weather!

Dalmajen 7 years ago 2
3
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage

a Very Timid Oriental...
The opening of this fragrance is not very pleasant...In fact, it starts out quite rough! The citrus seems to be a sour, and bitter combo. Then the cedar appears, and it still is unpleasant to my nose, but I decide to persevere, and continue wearing it to get the whole picture! I usually adore these type of fragrances..Oriental, woody and spicy..but, of course,each fragrance has it's own style, or personality. This particular fragrances has a sort of thinness to it, it is hard to explain, but let's take Coromandel for instance. Coromandel is a rich, creamy fragrance, as opposed to the thinness this one has. I feel Santa Subita is trying to portray a Coromandel type vibe, but even though eventually, the dry down is rather nice, it lacks something...something to give it that missing richness. It lasts quite well, and as I stated, the dry down is very nice. I have worn this several times, to give it a fair chance, but it still remains a fragrance with a weak personality...to my nose anyway).
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