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Olfactology 6 months ago 4
10
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10
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle

Aura filter
Opening: Lemon Sponge cake, lemon curd, lemon zest, vanilla, egg yolks, nutmeg and almonds. Fragrances changes after 10-15 minutes, from Montale style gourmand cake bomb to a classy fougere, to an animalic based fragrance.
Definitely worth trying, absolutely beautiful, long lasting compliments getter. This perfume should be worn once one wants to make a good impression, this is a highly comforting fragrance. Like an Instagram filter, but not for your face, but your entire aura will become warmer, sunlit, welcoming and nice.

Olfactology 6 months ago 3
9.5
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle

Les Fleurs du mal
This fragrance is not about the tuberose, though that evil beauty is definitely there in the middle notes. nuit de Bakelite opens up with an explosion of intoxicating ylang-ylang, saffron (one of the most realistic smells of saffron, just like when you open a box of saffron) and galbanum. It sounds green, bitter, plastic, synthetic, but there is something fascinating about this perfume. It is very dense, bossy, loud. I have vintage Chanel Cristalle edp, they set quite similar mood for those who wear them. Its around 20 degrees in Denmark and this fragrance flies beautifully around, leaving a 10 meters tail, filling up any room you'd wear it too. So a big no for the office. It needs space and warm weather.
Its not similar to Fracas by pyramid, but it can definitely take its place in terms of being an iconic white-yellow flower, bitter galbanum sillage monster.

Olfactology 7 months ago 3
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
8
Bottle

Rubikona - chess queen fragrance
Very loud, powerful, uncompromising gorgeous fragrance.
Floral, earthy, powdery, fresh, spicy, vanillic, but zero sugar, musky fragrance.
Rubikona wears You, not You wear Rubikona.
Potent blend of iris, ylang-ylang, rose, and clove that mellows down to a powdery/creamy/earthy notes. This perfume almost immediately gives a feeling of wearing ruby red satin dress. Another Cecile Zarokian perfume is called Mon nom est Rouge - My name is Red. Well, Rubikona should have had this name. It is a very red, bossy, in your face fragrance.
It has a lot of similar notes with discontinued Iris Nobile edp by Acqua di Parma. Both are creamy and powdery at the same time (orris butter), both have huge sillage and projection. Both are very well balanced.
This fragrance is definitely not a blind buy safe, you will love it or you will think that is too much.
Rubikona is 28% perfume oil concentration, lasts all day, surviving shower.
Out of many Cecile Zarokians creations I think Rubikona, not Epic, would be the most iconic one in 50 years.

Olfactology 7 months ago 5
10
Scent
5
Longevity
4
Sillage
5
Bottle

Delicate, tranquil, Bali Spa fragrance
Soft, slightly sweet, milky scent of toasted rice with sandalwood oil base. That is a scent of rice powder used in Thailand and on Bali when you order a Spa bath. Another reference - genmaicha tea, a green tea mixed with with toasted rice. The scent is very delicate, I can imagine wearing in to a yoga class, some meditation session, otherwise it is too quiet to compete with scents of the urban environment. Its almost too good for this hectic world. But its a definitely #1 choice if I'm going for a Bali escape.
Technical: too quiet, disappears way to fast, overpriced for its performance. But scent itself is divine.
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Olfactology 7 months ago 4
10
Scent
8
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle

Elegant and effortless
Peppery, vanilla-scented, resinous, powdery, milky and spicy benzoin fragrance. This Pierre Guillame creation sits very close to the skin, without leaving a long sillage, nor letting others suffocate in the cloud of Kampot pepper. But it slowly fills in entire space, correcting the atmosphere to a relaxed, calm, almost tranquil. If you check visual for this perfume on PG official site - that totally translates the vibe of this masterpiece: muted sepia photo of a 100 year old travel through Indochina. Vintage version of Indochine 25 (Parfumerie Generale) is more dry, peppery, sharp compared to newer Pierre Guillaume production

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