LexaLexa's Perfume Reviews

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Lexa 4 years ago 7
10
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
6
Bottle

Salome
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....

Lexa 4 years ago 3
8.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
8
Bottle

Summer in a bottle
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.

Lexa 4 years ago 4
8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
9
Bottle

Valiant or why leave it on the shelf
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 !
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Lexa 4 years ago 4
10
Scent
4
Longevity
5
Sillage
9
Bottle

Honey Rose
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.

Lexa 4 years ago 5
9
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
10
Bottle

Lyric Rose
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.

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