PBullFriendPBullFriend's Perfume Reviews

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PBullFriend 4 months ago 1
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Bottle

feminine power!
A dark-spicy womanly scent that roars! A fabulously well-blended soapy-floral-spice scent that smells like it's wearing jewel toned silk. This is Balenciaga Talisman updated to the 21st century and well-suited to a cold winter's night with someone special. (Don't try it in summer -- it would kill you.) After 3 hours, a sparing application wears closely but retains its beauty. I got this as a blind buy from a discounter at a ridiculously low price for this sort of quality (maybe $30 US for 100 ml?). Sometimes these lesser-known brands put out something that is every bit the equal of the fanciest brands, but no one knows because they lack an advertising budget. This is one of those times.

PBullFriend 4 months ago

perfect office scent!
On application, a pleasant light floral with hints of bamboo and coffee. Some similarity to Trussardi Inside, but much quieter. It picks up some peachy and powdery hints in a little while. Its soft prettiness would be great for a public situation where one doesn't wish to offend or overpower!

PBullFriend 1 year ago 1
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8
Longevity
7
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5
Bottle

Vanillary substitute with a bad name
How does a scent have so many interesting notes listed and yet smell like vanilla taffy? This is a very thick, substantial vanilla that made me feel like I had something stuck in my molars. Not bad at all if you're seeking that sort of candied vanilla experience, but a real disappointment when you're looking for the frankincense, lemon zest, and birchtar. It reminds me strongly of Vanillary, which was a Lush limited edition a few years ago, and unobtainable now. Anyone missing Vanillary may want to find this instead -- West Third scents are quite affordable, and you may find this serves your needs for much less than the rarity you crave.
P.S.: The word "gypsy" is considered an ethnic slur in English, and I wish that this perfume brand wouldn't use it. I suspect they were just looking for a word that conveys someone who travels or is carefree, and there are many other words for that. There is no apparent connection here to the Roma people.

PBullFriend 1 year ago 1
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7
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6
Sillage

woody vanilla with a twist
This starts with a gentle vanilla and dry smoked wood (the copaiva?) but immediately turns to take on a sweet cereal grain note that reminded me of Parfumerie Generale’s Une Crime Exotique. (UCE, while beautiful, grew to smell sweeter and sweeter to me, until I couldn’t wear it any more. Mercifully, Petits Papiers is less sweet.) At 6 hours, it is back to a soft woody vanilla, a real comfort scent. It’s a good choice for those of us who like our comfort scents unsugared.

PBullFriend 1 year ago
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7
Sillage

gagworthy synthetic
My dear perfume friend Sherapop refers to the nose behind this scent, Alberto Morillas, as "Chemical Albie." And, smelling this, I have to agree. This is horrible synthetic crap which gives the impression that the creator has never even smelled a photograph of a flower, much less a flower itself. I've had it on for less than 20 minutes, and it's time to scrub it away.

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