Marie69's Perfume Reviews
Bavardage - Old World Charm
Meaning idle banter, chit chat and/or gossip, Bavardage hits the spot for Old World Charm. Testing a mico mini vintage, from the 60´s perhaps. This is NICE perfume. I am surprized. I smell a mixture between Ma Griffe and Chanel No 5. It opens with a sparkling aldehyde splash. I cannot detect individual notes but it reminds me of other perfumes of the 50s and 60s. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Lived in Jamaica for 11 years and actually met Dr. Benjamin and his lovely wife. Today, I test a vintage mini, from the 70´s maybe. The vintage Khus Khus was very nice and quite heavy on the vetiver. It is a nice powdery scent, a little tiny bit spicy, and baby powderish, I find it soft and very lovely indeed. Not too sweet. Khus Khus is now made under Parfums Jamaica, so I am not sure if it is the same formulation. Jamaica is often known for kicking out some big talent in many areas, and this product is one fine example of the excellence pursued on this island.
This perfume opens with a few boozy notes and some interesting notes in that, but quickly transforms to a very plain, and quite synthetic mix. Cloying and plastic like. Now the funny thing is, that the dry down is SO SO SO nice.....
Onyx Lenteric Vintage mini aftershave
Yum. This is a really lovely dry cologne. Very light. Citrus and then dry notes. Vetiver and others. Very light and fresh. Not at all sweet but herbaceous. Top notes are a little soapy, but the dry down is very fast and really lovely. Easily for a woman also.
ADOLFO CLASSIC CLASSY FLORAL
This is a nice light non cloying, non fruity, non musk, non civet, floral. To me, its main strength is its gentleness. Very classic perfume. I am trying a vintage mini.