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DeGe53 8 years ago 1
6.4
Scent
7.5
Longevity

Crême Brullé
This is the softest scent from Les Néreides. Very nice and for every day use. Soft vanilla notes with a bit of spice. The rose comes forward shyly at the beginning but hands over the sceptre to the creamy notes without complaint.

It doesn’t last as long as the other powerscents from Les Néreides and is very well suited for all vanilla lovers who don’t want to smell too much of it.

(Own translation from review dated 24 August 2009)

DeGe53 8 years ago 4
8.3
Scent
10
Longevity

Dusty....
....seems this scent and so does justice to its name. For lovers of heavy patchouli scents well suited. For all the others: enjoy with caution. This scent stays and does really smell like dusty wood (a little anyway!!).

(Own translation of a review dated 03 August 2009)
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DeGe53 8 years ago 3
10
Scent
7.5
Longevity

Spring is here
You expect May running around the corner! The blooming messengers in this scent harmonize perfectly. Lilac rules but freesia, jasmine, gardenia and hyacinth round it up. You could think it is a soliflor scent. Do you know those dark lilacs, really fat trusses of lilacs and how they smell after a spring thunderstorm? This is the smell.

Soft musk should be renamed: cuddly-cotton-soft musk. It serves only to hold the flood of flowers together.

More and more I am enthused by Neil Morris and his scents. He mounted the pedestal to be one of my favourites.
(Own translation of German review dated 02 April 2010. Apicius introduced me to Fetish before that and I was hooked!)

20.05.2011
I did it. This one had to be in my collection. I am spriiiiihing….

DeGe53 8 years ago 4
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage

Temptation in the forest
This is for the „sweet“ guys! I’m not saying Satyr is a gourmand scent, not at all, but there swings a discret sweet note underneath which could be to much for persons who dislike gourmand scents.

But let’s start slow…young Satyr dishes out one by one what he brings along. First of all he obviously dashes along the creek in the forest on Naiad territory. I clearly smell moss, green leaves, fresh forest air accompanied by a light wood. The chap probably broke a fresh twig about to flirt with the Naiads after he took a dive into the creek, water still glistening in his hair. But it is not only the fresh Naiad impression I get, there can already a warm-woody almost balmy touch with light spices be detected. And distant pale flowers. I suspect gardenia or tuberose but don’ nail me down on that since there is a light sharpness distracting me.

In between whispers a fresh medical something, but only very faint. Young Satyr switches to even more flattering tones. He wants to cuddle and only frequently swings his light wooden twig, almost a bit dusty now. I like this faint dusty note reminding me vaguely of Patchouli Antique from Les Néréides – in a very subdued manner of course. A tiny aroma of hey drifts by the balmy resins, reminding me of fresh cut grass drying in the hot sun for a while. Now our Satyr is warm, round, satisfied and still delicate.

He has visited the Naiads in their rippling creek, dashed through the warm summerforest, took a break on a cushion of hey and languorously humming he enjoys the last rays of a warm evening sun.

This is how I see the chap and he can not be compared. Montales Boisé Vanillé comes to mind, whereas Satyr is sexy and Montale brings out more the cuddle factor. As said before, Satyr is very sexy and not necessarily meant to be worn in the office, except maybe by creatives. And it is definitely not for lovers of fresh-green or aquatic scents.

DeGe53 9 years ago 2
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage

Tender Secuction
Satine is flowery and fruity, powdery and sweet, a little woodsy and zappy, fresh but also balmy. It is all that - but not a plain flowerscent, not gourmand, not a fruitpunsh. It is simply a new BUDchild.

We have a very soft flowery start where the fruit can be sensed already. According to the ingredients given we have tangerine here but I think I’m sensing red berries, but later more about that. Then comes a crescendo of tangy fresh lemmonmyrtle, a bit herby green, this is my impression. It can not be compared to plain lemon or grapefruit, although more to the later which leaves this light green impression with me.

It continues descreetly with flowers, a bit powdery despite all the freshness. This must be the influence of the rose, even though I think only oris can produce this kind of powdery scent. But as always Howard Jarvis reveals only part of the ingredients to tickle the noses of his fans. A whiff of this tangy freshness swings up every now and then and continues so almost to the end.

Somehow you sense the lineage with Sophia and Sweetheart, there swings something from both in Satine. Sophia donates the light smokyness, Sweetheart the powdery note.

Towards the end Satine proofs her own character. It becomes sweet, but not sticky. I compare it to a nutty whipped cream with a touch of fluffed up butter or with soft dark chocolate caramel, the taste lingering on the tongue when it has long been swallowed. A drop of vanilla has been added to. And a smoky, woody breeze, very soft. And again light accords of red berries, even at the end of the development.

Satine is a scent that can also be worn well at the office. The sillage is nice, not to strong. Stability is good, up to 8 hours. Again we have a very beautiful composition without a rival in sight. But what else can we expect from Mr.Jarvis?

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