LexaLexa's Perfume Reviews

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11/15/2016
5 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
7 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
4 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


11/15/2016
5 Awards
A sexier Black Afgano,a less screaming one i may say.If Black Afgano roars from the top of its lungs 'i'm a more man fragrance',Fortis is a more wearable version,smoother,indeed strong but without the coffee and incense,and that is not necessarily bad! I wear Black Afgano without any hesitation but i'd rather wear Fortis,makes me feel different than the other,bit more feminine but equaly strong .Woody,resinous fragrance,softened by amyris,sandalwood and vanilla,a very interesting perfume.


11/15/2016
5 Awards
I've been trying to picture a man wearing Noir de Noir...i can't, a man smelling of sweet roses just doesn't work in my view,so I most def declare this one a woman fragrance.So,as I was saying the rose is the main character in the story,but make no mistake,it is the rose in it's purest form,dark red(maybe noir,why not),huge and velvety,rising in the middle of the garden.Maybe it is dipped in a touch of chocolate,maybe not,but the vanilla makes it one of the sweetest roses in perfumery.Oud? Can't sense it,but they say it was once,in the first formulations of the perfume.So what we have here is a sensual sweet rose,without any evolution along its fases,linear I may say,just a little earthy from the truffle,but is nevertheless one of the best roses perfume at the moment.
Edit** I had the chance of finding a few ml from a 2011 edition,oh my,what a difference.First,the colour of the liquid is redish brown,comparing to the clear of the new formulation.Then,you can actually sense the patchouli,but what a beautiful one.Then chocolate,and in the back of the whole mix there is oud,one that really shows up.All of this takes the rose to a whole new meaning.Superb,will hold to this small decant as long as I can(isn't that easy to be honest)


11/12/2016
1 Awards
Floral,opulent floral,creamy floral,very well made floral.One of the best floral scents ever,and i know these are big words but it's the truth.Loved it back then and love it now.A smooth fragrance where you can put your finger on the white flowers,on the carnation,on the hyacinth and on the frangipani also.There are not many white flowers perfumes that can be worn so easily like Escada and it is such a shame it has been discontinued...like so many other gems.Got my hands on one small bottle and even though i'm not the delicate type of girl i intend to wear it some time,in spring especially when i feel more girly.Love it!


11/07/2016
3 Awards
One of the three Amore perfumes brought to life on Valentine's Day 2015,Amore Mio is showing the gourmand fragrances loving public that Roja Dove is a master in this domain also.It all beggins with a garden of roses,gardenias,violets,dusted by Ylang Ylang and heliothrope,passing towards the 'evening' of the perfume with chocolate,vanilla,tonka beans and rum,telling the exact story of two lovers on their first romantic night together,from the bouquet of beautiful flowers to the impressive dinner and desert,chocolate and drinks,just to finish the wonderful evening smelling of sweet red delicious love.14 to 16 hours of it,and the sillage of love too,close enough to be felt by those responsable and the ones close to them.


11/07/2016
8 Awards
Oh Sicily,how you make me want to feel your smell on my skin.That is Naxos,a tribute brought by Sergio Momo to this beautiful italian region.Such a smooth tobacco,such a great honey mixed with it and the lavender brings just a drop of masculine touch to the blend,the whole perfume being not sweet to be gourmand ,either rough.It is beautiful made,with quality ingredients and is one of the best tobacco-honey fragrances out there.Longevity and sillage are medium to great.


11/06/2016
3 Awards
Nothing prepared me for my first Roja fragrance in my collection,the Aoud Crystal Perfume.Obviously,the colour doesn't make any difference,because the dark coloured one and the crystal clear one are smelling exactly the same,and that is absolutely amazing.From the first sniff the most beautiful rose rises ,mixed with the most expensive aoud on the market,i bet,a touch of leather and of course,the liason in all Roja perfumes,the very natural and the amazing true real ambergris which makes my heart skip a beat because of such beauty.Of course there are a lot of other flowers,and a lot of spices all around the clock(meaning like 20h) but i just can't put my finger on any of them in particular,the blend being so great built that you just can't find any singular note.
The Aoud is about rose,ambergris and aoud,an unisex fragrance,one of the most luxurious fragrances i've ever put my hands on.Amazing!


11/05/2016
4 Awards
Opera

Opera - XerJoff

10.0
The Scala from Milano in a bottle.I really have no intention to put this perfume in top 10 of all out there,but it certainly deserves a good place.Been testing a whole bunch of fruity floral scents and have bought my fair share of good and not so good fragrances,but I tell ya folks,Opera is an amazing perfume.The fruits and flowers linked by the one and only ambergris,and that touch of musk and leather makes Opera an unisex scent,even though i just can't see it on a man.It also comes with the Sospiro territory of huge sillage and great longevity.Superb!


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