Just read your review of Juicy Couture after my sampling of it for the first time today. Here's a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed it and your writing style. I'm looking forward to reading more of your reviews here, and am on my way to check out your blog.
I've been reading countless reviews on this site for the past 2 years and there are a few reviewers that I really enjoy reading because they write well and always have keen insights. You were becoming my favorite of the newer reviewers until I saw your negative review of Caron Pour Un Homme, which I think is a heavenly fragrance (and I'm incredibly difficult to please). I especially can't believe that you love Jicky but dislike PUH. Makes me question your judgement.
Hello jtd. Your review of Arpege and the reference to your Mom's dementia stuck a chord. Wish I'd thought to have tried using my Mom's perfume to try to give her some extra peace and happiness. Her favorite's were all Chanel. Thanks for sharing the reference and your experience. Enjoy reading your reviews and I pay attention to your insights.
Hi jtd - saw you asking for suggested reviewers somewhere then lost the thread. Anyway - I enjoy your reviews, pluran, scentemental, Off-Scenter and foetidius of course but if you haven't already I would work thru Grain de Musc reviews - the blog (carmencanada is her basenotes name) has a good backlog and also a book on the way. I enjoy her approach. Cheers.
Thank you, I appreciate your comments. I have also noticed your reviews... Excellently written, insightful, with an awful lot of knowledge and experience to back up the thoughts. I make it a point to read yours when I go to the Latest reviews section. Hope to see a lot more of them.
OMG, that is high-larious that you already wrote a Cabaret review. We really do have similar tastes. I get more rose than lily-of-the-valley in Cabaret, but I agree that it's paired with musk over a woody base. It must be the musk that makes this one last forever.
Maybe we should offer each other recommendations. Do you like the original Donna Karan (now released as Donna Karan Signature)? It's probably my favorite woody leather. I bet you'd also like DKNY Women (in the tall square bottle) which is one of the best citrus florals available and just as unisex as White Linen.
Hi JTD, Wow, that is amazing, we totally have the same taste! I love Feminité du Bois (the original, that is). Do you find that the EdP is not quite long-lasting enough? I managed to snag a bottle of the pure parfum which definitely has more staying power. If you like that, try to find some vintage Dolce Vita, which is a little sweeter and more cheerful. You will love Futur. It feels like it's from another era altogether as it's a dry and sophisticated chypre, extremely rich and green (less powdery-green than Private collection, more woody-green). My only quibble is that it doesn't last long enough. I do have perfume-devouring skin, though. Maybe I just need to moisturize more!
I'd love to hear what you think about some other personal faves: Bandit, Vol de Nuit, Jicky, Cabaret (you'd LOVE this one), and Bois des Iles.
hey there--just wanted to say that your review of White Linen was brilliant, by far the best I've ever seen for this fragrance, and describes exactly how I feel when I (as a man) wear it. Keep up the great reviews!