LuckyScent Summer Samples: SUNDAY QUICKSNIFF REVIEWS #15

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Last week the LuckyScent Summer Sample Collection arrived so I thought I would trot out 4 of the 10 new scents involved and give you the usual 3 sentences and a star rating. I figured you all liked this so much last week that we’d look at another 4 this week, cool? Follow the jump to find our Rating System Page (<<jump).

If you’d like to be a part of the LuckyScent Sample Program just join their eMail Newsletter Signup and every so often they will offer you a bunch of great new stuff to try, no pushy sales or minimum amount to buy, it’s either yes please or ignore. They are very reasonably priced; the 10 piece Summer Sample Collection was only $30 + P&H. There is a downside though, they are only .7ml vials so if you want to spritz you’ll have to self decant. I would pay double happily for a 1.5ml spray set, I have asked for it but you all need to too.

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In the bag:
The Different Company – After Midnight , Limon de Cordoza, Tokyo Bloom, Sienne d’Orange
Keiko MecheriUn Jour d’Ete
Mona di OrioRose Etoile de Hollande
Parfums MDCI – Un Coeur en Mai, newly reformulated
Penhaligon’s – Peoneve
L’Artisan ParfumeurSeville a l’Aube
Ramon MonegalLovely Day

AFTER MIDNIGHT by THE DIFFERENT COMPANY 2012: If you dab this you could be excused asking “why bother?” because this needs to be spritzed for me to even smell it. Once you do spritz though its a fun winter version of EdC with a warmer more vanilla and musk tone but with the light frothy approach so desirable in cologne. It is interesting and I think you could get away with it in  a work environment without feeling like you’d given up fragrance. It gets sexier the longer you have it on and respritzing after 4 hours will give you an even better, deeper, longer lasting version with itself as a base. $120/90ml S=**** L=** D=***

TOKYO BLOOM by THE DIFFERENT COMPANY 2012: This is interesting, it opens as sharply as hairspray and is a wonderful awkward blend of green, milky, musky, spicy and fizzy tones that I’ve never met together before yet still manages to smell GREAT! I was expecting an aqueous nothing and am beyond pleasantly surprised. You must at least take some time to try this marvelous, well priced, innovative fragrance. $120/90ml S=***** L=*** D=****

UN COEUR EN MAI EdP by PARFUMS MDCI 2012. A very lively green, peppery and citrus opening quickly leads to a spicy floral romp through a spring garden, white flowers, lily, rose, geranium all combine with some sweet (but not THAT sweet) fruity accords as if you’ve arrived at the garden lunch table for fresh fruit salad. I get a very slight cashmeran woods beneath the whole and towards the end but miss the musk unless it’s sprayed, I enjoyed this perfume immensely though it’s priced well out of my interest range. $250/60ml S=**** L=*** D=****

PEONEVE by PENHALIGON’S 2012. The violet leaf is a fresh, pretty, unpredictable, expensive feeling opening, such a change from pink pepper, bergamot or aldehydic blasts. I become almost complete anosmic to it for about 20 mins, just an extremely whispery floral tinkle in the air around me and then a beautiful light floral symphony surrounds me, reminiscent of a way less intense Gucci Guilty. Peoneve has an almost fruity, peppery rose and dry down is a little green, earth and musky at skin scent level then 4-5 hours gone. $120/50ml S=**** L=** D=***

These samples were from LuckyScent where you can buy full bottles of these fabulous perfumes and samples

Have you tried anything this week that you’d like to share with us? We’d love to read it so leave a message, you’ll get a response.
Thank you for dropping by and being part of our APJ family,
Portia xx

6 comments on “LuckyScent Summer Samples: SUNDAY QUICKSNIFF REVIEWS #15

  1. sinnerman01 says:

    This week I was so lucky to get a bottle of bandit !!! A sales assistant had a full tester aside, it’s long discontinued so he said I can have it if I bought another Robert Piguit . I bought Cravash ! It’s nice to , similar to Eau savauge with better staying power ! The real star is bandit !!! Herbal , bitter , smoky and mouth watering leather ! Woohoo Portia . Slap me silly . Have u tried it ?
    Also Femme Rochas , I sprayed it on my clean Sunday sheets and slept in scented heaven last night !!!

    • Hey Tim,
      So exciting! I don’t think Bandit is discontinued though. Did the SA mean pre reformulation? I have only tried Bandit down at DJ’s and really loved it. One of my girlfriends made me walk 3 paces from her though saying it was devils juice. He He
      I bet your sheets smelled AH MAY ZING!!!

  2. laniersmith says:

    Oh boy, the PEONEVE by PENHALIGON’S 2012 sounds really nice. Why yes I did try something this week. Tea Rose by The Perfumers Workshop LTD. which smells just like girls I knew in the discos in the 1970’s! And the very unique Femme which was recommended by some beauty I know in Sydney. I love it and am looking to find my key to a review on it. Then I tried Worth for Men which is cheap but interesting. Finally the DREADFUL Robert Piguet’s Fracas for Men. Oh my bloody stars it is like smelling Freon mixed with sewage from Tijuana that has been fermenting in an old cooler for about six weeks. I have passed homeless men on the street that smell better than this travesty. I did a little research and there is a reason behind why it smells so bad.
    That’s it for now.
    Hugs
    Lanier

  3. Undina says:

    Portia, you just have to do a negative review of something! You’re too nice and excited, I can’t keep getting lemmings for everything you mini-review! 😉

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