RomanaFrangiRomanaFrangi's Perfume Reviews

RomanaFrangi 7 years ago 3
9
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle

Oriental violet
The perfume opens with the really fresh apricots (gourmand form of osmanthus) and classic saffron, very arabic, oriental. After a while comes thick violet creamy fondant. The violet leafs hand-in-hand with the apricots and saffron create the fresh dimension. On the other side is dark spicy mix of a bunch of violet flowers with drops of iris root and oriental woods. Long life of this combo is calm, without big changes, stable.
The scent is unusual combination of fruity freshness and oriental depth. Brand new idea of violet ála Arab. Perfect!

RomanaFrangi 7 years ago
4
Scent
2.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle

TOP smell of girls from East block
Action was a top product of communistic perfumery. The Action cosmetic line born in East Germany about 1980 year. The collection included lipsticks, poudre, eyeshadows, eyeliners, lip pencils etc. All products are enveloped in pink boxes with black crosslines and loked very modern and "westlich". The scent of the cosmetics gave the birth to "fresh modern young" scent in a strange concentration "parfum deodorant". It cost 10 east-german mark (the same price as for half of grilled chicken or one bottle of cheap sweet fruity liqouer).
Girls from east block were mad about it...you know, we didn not had a chance to buy Coty, Lauder, Factor...the best of the best perfumes was Charlie (although the Dior perfumes were producing in the Czech republic in the same time).
And smell? Very light and synthetic smell of citrus and generic light sweet white flowers. But inside was something really brand new - IMHO it could be some of new fresh molecules type "iso-E-super". Sillage and longevity - zero, but it was need to have the pink can in the handbag.
A producer of "retro ossis souvenirs" Casino parfuem Saxonia produces re-edition of Action (and the others east-cosmetic products) circa last five years. It is possible to buy quite commonly in the East-Germany area. The price is about 10-12€ - maybe as same as the whole grilled chicken. :)
The can is same - but the smell is totally different. It has a similar tinge but the interesting tone missing... It is lost or, maybe, it is hidden in my olfactive memory. But I dont like the new Action is not nice empty semisweet - hesperidic chemical scent. Not nice.