LexaLexa's Perfume Reviews

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01/14/2017
4 Awards
Mediocrity...or even less.Every single powerful House of fragrances comes nowadays with a gourmand liquid,that's because very many of them are hard to call perfumes.YSL has its fair share of candy bars and sweet to sickening scents.Black Opium is a joke,a joke that really hurts and ashames the real Opium name,a perfume that made quite a history in its days.It is supposed to be gourmand,well,yes it is,but it is really difficult to make a difference between all of them gourmand scents today.I have no idea if I smell YSL or Dior's Poison Girlie thingie,or Givenchy's Dahlias,or Bvlgari's Omnias or any of whatever they decide to bring up to the market.They are all the same,synthetic,burning your olfactive organs,making your eyes burst to tears...I have decided not even to try to imagine how they smell,no way in hell,i'd rather use my vintage Escada,at least it is old school.


12/03/2016
2 Awards
At first,the bergamot is mixed with the anise making my mouth water.It's like a good tea is flooding my senses.It has a hint of rum even if it isn't listed.Sweet citric smell and then the flowers start rising,jasmine being the star among them.Without further introduction vanilla and musk are coming up next.The grand finale is totally mainstream.Swear to God is like i just hit my head in a bottle of La Vie est Belle.'Nice' surprise...pfff.Wabar is not a complicated fragrance,nothing too different from what i've tested ,i have no idea why is such an exclusivity.All ok mr Momo?!


11/27/2016
2 Awards
They are sitting in an obscure room,all of them with their cigars lighten up.The smoke is filling up every corner even though on the left side there's a window opened.Doesn't matter too much,cause all it comes in is hay smell,not disturbing,even nice if i think better.The red courtains are moving aside and she comes in,naked like the day she came into this world.They are looking at her with their eyes huge in surprise....she's covered in honey and her lascive moves make them want to crawl right there,at her feet.Her face is covered but those eyes are so eager to make them praise her.And they surely are.But then the courtains move again and he comes slowly following her footsteps.He's also naked but his body is shining like pure amber.He puts his arms around her and whispers in her ear,moving his amber body against her honey skin.The smoke is embracing them and their applauses make the woman blush.A single rose falls at her feet,a rose in bloom,the color of her firey face.
That's the story of Chergui.
Before reformulation....


11/25/2016
1 Awards
There are so many summer perfumes on the market at the moment,so many mainstream,niche,indie...that i sometimes think there's nothing new to smell or even worse,nothing to like anymore.All of them have dupes,flankers,copycats,that i swear i'm sick of.
And then there's Aqua Vitae Forte.
All around the world fresh lemons,mandarins and bergamots,but this time with the sandalwood as the main star,which i like so much! A scent that lasts and lasts with such a great projection,comparing to all the fresh fragrances i've tried! Monster! Great job Francis.


11/24/2016
2 Awards
Boadicea Valiant.Bottle,amazing,looks(and i bet my wallet content it is) so dam' expensive,a real goldish work of art Boadicea style which yells 'watch it,i'm the high end of the House' .The perfume? Well,the perfume is a faint-ish version of less expensive Opera Sospiro or even cheaper Ange ou Demon by Givenchy,which I bet everybody here knows,being a respectfull forum.But! Opera lasts forever comparing to Valiant,and it smells thousand times sexier.The drydown of Golden goose here goes plastic,and sooo unexpectedly weird that i really want to scream ' Why on God's green Earth does it cost 1000 euros???'
Meh...not worthy !


11/24/2016
3 Awards
Roses,sweet roses,honey dipped roses,I have a certain feeling i've smelled it before...oh,yea,there it is,the younger brother of Tom Ford's Noir de Noir.Differences? Too small,where Noir de Noir gives me a pure sweet rose,without any other adjustments,Ardent shows the same sweet rose,but just a little spiced up.The rest is history,and even though they are so much alike,Ardent doesn't want to last more than 4 hours top,around the 3rd hour already being a skinscent.But a beautiful one,so I can just refresh it with few more sprays.Besides,Ardent also gives a guy elegance,and I think i like that,even tho I don't see rose scents on men.Poor longevity,poor to medium sillage.


11/15/2016
2 Awards
In the 'oud days' the Amouage House makes no oud perfumes.Sometimes this may come as a blessing.With my senses intoxicated by the Orient's wonder ingredient,i close my eyes and and i smell the back of my hand almost extatic.Such a beautiful perfume.The rose may fool its admirers here,it may want to be the first violin in the orchestra,it is,but it isn't along the 8-10 hours the scent remains on the skin.It feels like the cardamom(such a primadonna of the Amouage perfumes),the cinnamon,the bergamot even try to peak through the roses petals,trying to stand in front for a while.And they manage to do it! I can imagine the rose fighting for supremacy,a dark gothic rose,splashed with frankinsence and then strangled along the way by the spices,but it is there,all the time! A rich perfume,made really good,even though i wished for a bit more sillage.Medium to good longevity,medium to small sillage,but nevertheless a great perfume.


11/15/2016
2 Awards
By is unique from where i stand.With quality of niche perfumery,this fragrance is made as they once used to be made.Simply amazing.An animalic raw scent,sexy,vibrant and deep, musk,lavender,coffee,just a few flowers,spiced up by ginger on a woody base,By is a perfume like no other.It is a woman's smell after a night of love,it makes your senses go wild,it is a simple made perfume,but the blend of ingredients is something i've tried to find in other fragrances without any chance.I sometimes think that it goes towards unisex,but no,no way,this is a woman scent,a woman with a short leopard dress,black stockings and black high heels,with pillow eyes and ruffled hair leaving her lover's house in the middle of the night.


11/15/2016
1 Awards
Roja's Aoud United Arab Emirates is indeed something different! The grand opening belongs to the Taif Rose,that huge pink sweet aromatic rose that fills a room up with just one flower! Dipped in expensive oud,i say expensive because,as in the whole Roja Aoud collection you can sense the quality,it doesn't make your eyes water and your nose run like other oud based fragrances.The benzoin and the frankinsence make the blend so round and so deep that gives me goosebumps! The ylang ylang makes the mix a little dusty,but that doesn't mean it changes its structure.The taif rose sweetens the scent and makes it rise above any oud perfume i've ever tried.Of course the civet has a word to say in the drydown,but not strong ,just like a whisper.UAE is so luxuriant,so well made ,bringing to the table a longevity of 36 hours( tested) and a monster sillage,it goes over absolutely any other scent around. Expensive but well worths it!


11/15/2016
2 Awards
Do you know when you open a bottle of whiskey,a sweeter type,and you pass it in front of your nose to smell the aroma? That is Baraonda! The first thing i did when opening the perfume was to put my tongue on it,and yes it is sweet,well perfumelike sweet but not bitter like the rest.So,Baraonda is a boozy gourmand whiskeylike perfume,which i cannot see on a woman.Period.Goes very well with a man that smokes and wears a leather jacket.I wonder how a layering with TF's Tuscan Leather works,hmmm


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