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L’Ombre Dans L’Eau by Diptyque

ˮReminiscent of a walk in an English garden, filled with Bulgarian rose petals and leaves of the blackcurrant bush. The scent of sap graciously freshens up this idyllic and rural escapade.ˮ from the official site The perfume was created by Serge Kalouguine and was launched in 1983.     NOTES:  Rose, Cassis, Black currant, Bergamot, Mandarin orange, Ambergris, Musk, Black currant leaf from Fragrantica   My review The perfume opens with loud green notes accompanied by sweet rose. Rose is in the background and its odor is hidden by the…

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Eau des Merveilles by Hermes

“The perfume of enchantment. An amber wood for women, surprising and magical.” Jean-Claude Ellena "From surprise to magic and from magic to enchantment, Eau des Merveilles leads us by the nose on a dream cloud. A multi-facetted novel built on a woody amber accord that resonates right through to the top notes, this fragrance was created in 2004 by Ralph Schwieger and Nathalie Feisthauer. It successfully takes on the challenge of being a sparkling women’s perfume with not a flower in sight."     TOP NOTES: Orange, Lemon, Elemi resin…

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A Day In My Life by Mark Buxton

"The perfect moment to create my rose! The one and only flower, the queen of flowers... the Rose. Not a normal Rose, a Rose out of Space, futuristic, unique, twisted, surprising, modern, vibrating, sensual and deep ! The ultimate flower, shown in a new context, My everlasting Rose.... For you !"   from the official site The perfume was created by Mark Buxton and was launched in 2016. TOP NOTES: Shinus mole, Mandarine, Rose oil MIDDLE NOTES: Elemi, Lily of the valley, Rose absolute BASE NOTES: Cistus absolute, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose…

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Twilly by Hermes

"It is with young women in mind, by observing their lives, that I created Twilly d’Hermès. Free, bold, connected, mischievous and irreverent, they turn expectation on its head, swim against the tide, impose their own rhythm, invent a brand new tempo." Christine Nagel It is in this spirit that Christine Nagel composed Twilly d'Hermès. Ginger, tuberose and sandalwood are given a new twist. Combined differently, they become searing spice, disconcerting attraction, a revelation of the carnal. In a final flash of wit, a hand-tied silk ribbon playfully graces the bottle. …

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Best Narcissus Perfumes

ˮAccording to mythology, a young lad Narcissus, was so enamoured with himself that he stared at his reflection in a pool of water until he eventually turned into his namesake flower. And this is how Narcissus flowers came into being.ˮ   from theflowerexpert Narcissus flowers are white and yellow. There are native to Mediterranean region but some species can be found in central Asia. ˮThe scent of narcissus oil is strong and rich; it reminds of smell of dark green leaves with traces of hyacinth and jasmine. The oil is extracted…

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You Or Someone like you by Etat Libre d’Orange

“It should be clear that You Or Someone Like You is not some kind of olfactory landscape painting. Anne is a serious gardener — I wrote a trellis of roses into her garden, I wrote in mint and wild grasses though the individual raw materials are in the end irrelevant. What You is is whatever you find it is. A scent you transplant to yourself. Synthetic and natural beauty. Possibility.” “You Or Someone Like You is not the ‘scent of LA’ or ‘the smell of the Hollywood Hills captured.’ It is not one of those olfactory synecdoches. It is,…

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