LexaLexa's Perfume Reviews

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Lexa 4 years ago 6
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Long lost vibe
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.

Lexa 4 years ago 7
10
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10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle

Rose of the Orient
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!

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

Booze
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

Lexa 4 years ago 5
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9
Longevity
9
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8
Bottle

Fortis
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.

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

Noir or not,worths it
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)

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