Friday, 11 November 2016

Perfume Mini-Reviews From Twitter: July to September 2016 [part 2]

Here's part 2 of the latest mini-review round-up. For part 1, please click here.

Missoni edt from Missoni (Quentin Bisch; 2016)*
Last year's rainbow-hued, calorie bomb of an edp made more diffusive and, astonishingly, more sugary. Diabetics beware.

Another Oud from Juliette Has A Gun (Romano Ricci; 2015)*
Well yeah, thanks for being honest. Usual, Arab-oudy mix of rough woods & thick-set musks, with fruity edge.

Gentlewoman from Juliette Has A Gun (Romano Ricci; 2015)*
Mainstream cologne, with emphasis on neroli and bergamot, perhaps to suggest femininity. Certainly gentle.

Incense Oud from Nicolaï (Patricia De Nicolaï; 2016)*
Green, artemisia-based oud of Oud Sublime, with more ecclesiastical bent. Attractive, but less memorable than Sublime.

Pink Peony & Rhubarb from Bronnley (2016)*
Likeable, brightly-lit floral, not unlike low-cal version of YSL Paris. Peony is prominent; rhubarb less so.

Promenade Des Anglais from Guerlain (Thierry Wasser; 2016)*
Edp version of Aqua Allegoria Figue-Iris. Gentle, soapy fig note, moving to mono-dimensional woods. Shrug.

Néroli Outrenoir from Guerlain (Thierry Wasser & Delphine Jelk; 2016)*
Room-filling marriage of neroli, tea & myrrh. As gleeful & easy-going as it sounds, but maybe a touch too sweet.

Dylan Blue from Versace (2016)*
There's a clue in the name as to how I feel when I smell these tired, cynical, by-the-numbers citrus-woody-amber clones.

Lime Absolue from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Karine Chevallier; 2014)*
Exceptional lime opening (dry, floral, cedar-y, bracing) moves to gently soapy base. Great as a cologne.

Vague De Folie Verte from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Antoine Lie; 2014)*
Velvet. Lilac. Mint. Clover. Water. They all come together in intriguing fashion. Woody base.

L'Eau À La Bouche from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Cecile Matton; 2013)*
Spineless ozonic-citrus affair. Probably trying to be silent & interesting. Only manages the former.

Osmanthé from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Jean-Christophe Herault; 2015)*
Vibrant osmanthus composition, with apricot, leather & tea edges. Keeps drawing you back for more. Lovely.

Magnol'Art from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Amelie Bourgeois; 2014)*
Grandiose magnolia, in wide-shoulder-pads, Boucheron Femme style. Florals well sustained to the drydown.

La Dame Blanche from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Julie Massé; 2013)*
Brand says tuberose, but all I'm getting is wan rose notes beneath mango, melon, cucumber. Innocuous.

A L'Iris from Le Cercle Des Parfumeurs Createurs (Nathalie Feisthauer; 2013)*
Pear & lily of the valley make way for delicate iris note, which then leads to clean, soapy base. Pleasant.


* sample provided by the brand
** sample obtained by the author


  1. As always, I appreciate your mini reviews as a guide through the hyperproduction in perfumery. I also love your sarcasm and honesty.

  2. Neva, thank you so much! Sarcasm and honesty... is that a good combo? ;-)


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