Friday, July 28, 2017

Perfume Mini-Reviews From Twitter: April to June 2017 [part 1]


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Pelargonium from Aedes De Venustas (Nathalie Feisthauer; 2017)*
A geranium carved out of pine, sprinkled with lemon and infused with white incense. Elegant and decorous.

Oud Essentiel from Guerlain (Thierry Wasser; 2017)*
Yes, another rosy-leathery-woody oud. But it's well done. And it gets the thumbs up from the oud-loving Madame P.

Hyacinth & A Mechanic from Tauerville (Andy Tauer; 2016)**
As it says, bold, diffusive hyacinth contrasted with greasy overalls and a leather belt. Total delight to wear.

Colonia Ebano from Acqua Di Parma (2017)*
Flinty, gunpowdery, nocturnal woods linked with touch of florals and tart berries. Very interesting work.

Delina from Parfums De Marly (Quentin Bisch; 2017)*
Well, what can I say? Pink is certainly the right colour for the bottle. Cloying pears, apples & papaya. Unhealthy.

Heat Wave from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Opium-inspired boozy-floral with sheer, shiny wood notes. Its elegant coolness feels more like an antidote to a heatwave.

Day For Night from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Transparent, inscrutable & pale floral-oriental with leather hints. So intent on being subtle, it ends up forgettable.

Double Dare from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Again, that characteristics Prada/Andrier soapy silence, here linked with a whispering suggestion of suede. Very polite.

Purple Rain from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Immaculate citrus musks, a la Bulgari Pour Homme. Then a pale iris. You know when you want to shout in a quiet room...

Un Chant D'Amour from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Well-rendered neroli / orange blossom, all pillowy promises and soothing glances. For once, the soapy drydown works.

Tainted Love from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Olfactories rendition of the retro lipstick/violet accord, with that wan Prada/Andrier restraint. Unremarkably pleasant.

Cargo De Nuit from Prada (Daniela Andrier; 2015)*
Unengaging, musky-cedar composition, with that obligatory soapy-iris note. Not a cargo I'd be tempted to loot.

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

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