Fan di Fendi For Women: Urban Cool

Fendi Fan Di Fendi Perfume Review

Fan di Fendi opens with a basket of peaches and red fruits, but after a couple of minutes floral notes gradually blend in. It’s rose, or something similar, which adds a thin film of plastic smell, a la Lola by Marc Jacobs. The florals push a bit harder at times, but for the most part it’s hard to spot the line with the fruits. .      Fan di by Fendi perfume is pretty intense for an EdT, but it […] Read more »

Forbidden Euphoria By Calvin Klein Review

Here we go again with yet another fruity floral. There is a brief moment of vagueness in the opening of Forbidden Euphoria, but then this flanker will get a base of peach and red fruits, joined with warm flowers.   It will stay like that throughout and yet, there is a third element in CK Euphoria Forbidden for Women that feels green, fresh, aromatic, and damp. Not necessarily in the same order.   These facets flow and float, come and […] Read more »

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfume Review

Aromatics Elixir starts strong, floral, green and aromatic, almost balsamic, with also a bright sour side given by aldehydes and probably some citrus. In other words: complex.   Not long after the opening, the florals lower their intensity. They feel soapier and allow the aromatic side to cut through and stand out more. The overall effect is now gentler but not one bit less rich.   It’s an intense fragrance, but it can suit a fresh summer day, thanks to […] Read more »

Kenzo Madly For Women Review

The packaging of Madly by Kenzo, and the opening notes might lead you to believe this is a spring fragrance. But it’s not. Although it starts like that, it travels fast towards winter. A little bit like Magical Moon by Hanae Mori, although the latter covers a longer distance.   The opening of Madly perfume for women is floral with a hint of fruits. The bouquet is delicate, with only a few gluey hints here and there (a little bit […] Read more »

Van Cleef And Arpels First Eau De Toilette

First by Cleef & Arpels starts as a delicate floral, and it soon gets painted with the bright electric neon light of aldehydes. It then adds an incense side with a quality that is almost balsamic, and reminds of frankincense, like a bunch of flowers growing on a bark with resin.The result is a sophisticated and mature floral (suitable for 45+), dark without knowing it. Aldehydes play a big role here. I found them before in Baghari by Robert Piguet, […] Read more »

Vera Wang Lovestruck Perfume Review

This is Vera Wang’s new fragrance Lovestruck (launched in 2011) and I feel rose in it. It’s rose with a coolant on top, with a texture that reminded me very much of Lola by Marc Jacobs. The thing is: there’s no rose in here, no rose in the notes, and no rose in any of the reviews I found.   So here I am, in one of those situations where I’m torn between humble (Rose? Really? Man, I suck at […] Read more »

Blv II Perfume By Bvlgari For Women

 This perfume makes no sense, really. It opens with a distinct hairspray smell – which I actually liked because it reminded me of the one my grandma Rosina used on her gray head – and then it continues as body odor wrapped in a vinyl layer. Not exactly what turns me on….   I read that liquorice and anise are in it, and I wonder if their union is responsible for this. I had smelt them separately before (liquorice in […] Read more »

Magnolia Nobile by Acqua Di Parma starts sparklingly sour, with just ever so vague fruity notes. And then it settles down, getting rid of the sour asperities, and becoming delicate all the way. Gotta love magnolia, it’s a floral I’m shamelessly attracted to. I like its gentle and kind spirit. Is it a thing that comes with age, maybe? I mean, being attracted to feminine kindness?   Many reviews at Fragrantica lamented a too overpowering lemon note, but in my […] Read more »