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Pansylady 7 years ago 1

Floral chameleon
Golden Light Wood is a warm, yet refreshing woody white floral- likely to appeal to anyone who finds Alien attractive, but too intense for daily use.

With my chemistry, orange blossom usually dominate and drown out everything else- but here, it is playing a masquerade! I smell jasmine and violet, but they're not listed here- puzzling!

There is a pleasant juxtaposition between soft, warm heliotrope and the sharper woody and citrus notes- the result is a delightfully wearable scent with incredible longevity.

Pansylady 9 years ago 6

a different shade of orange
Orange Star is a bit puzzling- usually, on me, orange blossom notes tend to shout so loudly that the others get drowned out- (eg. Poeme, La Chasse aux Papillons)...

but in this oddity, orange blossom seems to be hiding- instead, I get a deep honeyed wood and ambergris- the overall effect is hypnotic. Alien Liqueur is similar, but Orange Star seems to stick around longer

Potency and longevity are outstanding- on a par with anything from Serge Lutens and Thierry Mugler

Pansylady 9 years ago 5
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harmony in white
I would never have tried this fragrance had it not been for the helpful SA- since I don't usually gravitate towards celebrities-

But WOW! I love this scent!

On me, it progresses nicely from gardenia to tuberose, and the dry-down is a lovely soapy orange blossom. I love the way that each of these white flowers gets to take its turn at the microphone, because orange blossom notes often drown out all others on me.

An added plus is that it has gotten me more compliments than any of the other frags in my wardrobe.

Longevity is excellent, and the price is right, too-

I like this far more than Fracas, which I found a little overbearing and matronly.
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Pansylady 9 years ago 2
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sylvan scent
I'm not one for signature scents these days, but if I was forced to choose only one fragrance for the rest of my life, this would be my pick-

This is a refreshing, well-balanced fragrance which is never over-powering, yet has fabulous staying power-

On me, violet plays the main melody line, while non-indolic jasmine and woods provide a soft harmonic accent. The aquatic notes are from the deep woods, not the beach.

Pansylady 9 years ago 6

jasmine for the uncertain
The immediate top notes bring to mind the otherworldly jasmine note of Alien- from that point on, the jasmine note almost immediately recedes, and it morphs into a sweet, warm and soapy yet sensual vanilla musky concoction with incredibly good longevity.Since I'm a lover of jasmine in general and Alien in particular, I was sad to see the jasmine dissipate so quickly, but the scent is growing on me all the same-

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