MisskMissk's Perfume Reviews

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Missk 4 years ago
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Crisp, Green Jasmine
Olene by Diptyque is a very natural interpretation of jasmine. It smells just like a jasmine bush in full bloom with the green stem and leaves included. I do love the way Diptyque does their white florals as they incorporate the whole garden and not just the flowers themselves.

Olene is the perfect Spring-time fragrance as it is both fresh and energising. It has an almost vintage charm about it, like something I would expect to smell on a wealthy lady born in the early 1900's at an English tea party. Matching this fragrance to a literary character, I would choose Diana Barry from Anne of Green Gables.

I stumbled upon Olene as a common recommendation for a wedding day scent. For a Spring wedding in a garden type setting, yes this would indeed be perfect. I don't wear many jasmine based soliflores, but for my own wedding I'd be happy to make the exception.

Olene's composition is a little linear, being predominantly jasmine from start to finish. Wisteria, honeysuckle and daffodil sweeten the scent only slightly, never to overpower the ultra-dominant jasmine accord.

I will need to wear Diptyque's Olene a few more times to fully assess how it wears on my skin so I can decide whether or not it makes the wedding day cut. So far I am impressed by both its scent and bold projection. It's definitely one of the better niche white florals on the market today.

Missk 4 years ago 1
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Pure Luxury
YouTube reviewer Beauty Meow was the one that encouraged me to test Jour d'Hermes Absolu. Four years ago I tested the original Jour d'Hermes and my experience was less than favorable. I found it to be too citrusy and strong for my personal tastes.

Jour d'Hermes Absolu also features the bold, citrusy grapefruit accord found in the original however I consider this blend to be much smoother despite it being a louder fragrance.

This fragrance is an autumnal, rich bouquet of gardenia, apricot blossom and jasmine. The grapefruit adds a tart-like aroma and the oakmoss and cedar in the base makes it slightly more earthy and warm.

Jour d'Hermes Absolu is a full-bodied floral on my skin. It's a fragrance along the same lines as My Burberry, J'Adore by Christian Dior and Sublime by Jean Patou. A classic, extremely elegant white floral best suited to the colder seasons and special occasions.

Hermes is a luxury brand in many ways, with Jour d'Hermes Absolu being the very epitome of the brand. I would also consider this fragrance one of the more wearable, less complicated scents from Jean-Claude Ellena's creations.

Missk 4 years ago 1
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Softer Interpretation of Daisy
Of all the Daisy flankers, this one suits me the most. The original Daisy EDT and I had our ups and downs with the grapefruit sadly turning quite sour on my skin. Daisy Dream is a much softer, more powdery interpretation of Daisy with less grapefruit and more floral notes.

If you weren't a fan of the original do not pass up the chance to smell Daisy Dream. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised just like I was.

Daisy Dream is a carefree, powdery floral on my skin with dominant accords of wisteria, blackberry, jasmine and pear. It still has that touch of youthfulness with the fresh fruity top notes however it's a more grown-up version of Daisy in lots of ways.

It has less bite than the original, preferring a more airy, subtle approach. It would make a beautiful Summer fragrance as it never becomes too overwhelming, however with that being said the poor longevity leaves much to be desired.

Marc Jacobs promotes this fragrance as a scent inspired by clear blue skies. I do get a sense of this in both the scent and the cute packaging. Whilst I may never add Daisy Dream to my collection, I am immensely pleased to find that Marc Jacobs is beginning to create Daisy flankers with some slight scent variation.

Missk 4 years ago 5
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Musk worthy of a Goddess
Narciso EDP is both weird and wondrous. Once again Narciso Rodriguez has continued with their unparalleled musk dominance with this versatile and oddly sensual scent.

Narciso EDP is both creamy, herbaceous and musky. This composition features gardenia as you've never seen her before. Gone are the buttery, lush aspects of this popular white floral accord. In its place stands an odd yet captivating animalic gardenia further heightened by notes dry vetiver, crisp white musk and rich, smoky cedar.

Narciso EDP was on my list of potential wedding day scents, but I find this better suited to the wedding night, (if you catch my drift). With that being said Narciso EDP does rely on skin chemistry, so it's best to try before you buy.

I personally find this fragrance oddly comforting, like a well-worn sweater or a fluffy dressing gown. The overall blend is multifaceted, changing direction multiple times throughout its drydown. It does take a few wearings to feel that you've grasped all that this fragrance offers.

I am pleased to admit that this is one of the more exciting releases I have smelt in the last five years. Narciso Rodriguez never fails to impress me.

Missk 4 years ago 2
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Difficult to Describe...
Prada La Femme is one of those tricky scents to describe. It's a rather complex mish-mash of notes where no note tends to dominate.

I enjoy smelling Prada La Femme however I am hesitant to buy it. On my skin it's a warm, slightly sweet tuberose fragrance which dries down to an even smoother, creamier and somewhat clean floral. Due to its crazy, busy composition my nose tires quickly and I find that I am having to reach for the coffee beans more often than I'd like.

I am unsure as to where this fragrance fits in the current market. Its sweet vanilla-honey scent would appeal to the younger market, however the bottle design and advertising points it in the direction of more mature, classy, brand conscious women.

Despite the fact that I quite like this honeyed, creamy and tropical interpretation of tuberose, I have grave fears for its future. It's definitely unique, I'll give it that, but in saying so it's also a confusing, hard to wear fragrance. At this point in time I would highly recommend testing on your skin first, as Prada La Femme is not something that anyone should be blind purchasing.

Prada La Femme is definitely not a white floral. I would categorise it as an oriental floral although it's not particularly ambery nor spicy. In lots of ways it's nearly as controversial as the 2004 Prada Amber.

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