New Sniffs: 11.10.2018

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Portia

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Hey Hey Perfume Junkies,

The idea is that anything worthy of comment, either good or bad, that’s passed under my nose through the week will get a short write up. Up till now I have kept APJ positive comments only, those days are gone. If I think something is terrible, shamefully lazy, greedy or stupid and you should know about it, it will be said. Not everything works for everyone and it would be pretty boring if it did >>> YMMV. I’d love it if you all agree, respectfully disagree, have any thought-out opinion and want to share, do so in the comments below. The point is starting a conversation.

New Sniffs Aug 2018

Anything that I’m not keeping becomes a super simple GIVEAWAY. All comments are entered. Next week I’ll tell you who random.org picked. If the winner doesn’t eMail me during the week it will JACKPOT to next weeks winner who will get both.

Last Weeks Winner: There were no New Sniffs last week. Soz.

eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please

New Sniffs: 11.10.2018

Cuir Cannage by DIOR

Annoying story. We are in Paris earlier this year, at DIOR. We find out Cuir Cannage has been DCd. I think there’s already a bottle of it sitting at home. Don’t buy. THERE ISN’T! GRRRRR. So, I bought a big decant from Surrender To Chance.
It’s bloody gorgeous. Sweet leather, fresh shoes, new messenger bag, soft and supple and utterly gorgeous. Shit, missed out. The base smells like leather and warmed amber.

Hypær by Aether Parfums

Basically a single note, Cashmeran, with a few bells and whistles in the form of Tripal, Kephalis, Ambrettolide & Musk T®. Banana smoothie and oiliness to open that segues into a woodsy, chemical weirdness. Slightly toxic but riveting. I can’t stop smelling it and get these odd, funky gusts of it through the day. This is probably not for the newbies.

Le Cri de la Lumière by Parfum d’Empire

The notes are so simple: Ambrette, Rose, Iris. Everyone is talking about how Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has created a fragrance that feels like light. The ambrette to open has something else attached that I can’t name. It’s sweet like a citrus but doesn’t feel so obvious. The iris that follows is clear and clean yet has an interesting humus warmth. The rose is light tea rose. They all show themselves and then resolve into a scent that is all and none of them. I wouldn’t say it smells like light but it does small like a beautiful morning.

 

 

Have you tried any of these? How did they work for you?
Portia xx

93 thoughts on “New Sniffs: 11.10.2018

  1. The only fragrance of the three mentioned I’ve tried is Le Cri De La Lumiere. I liked it just ok, not stunning like I had read on reviews. Initially I get iris and ambrette., and then it evolves into a soft indistict rose scent.
    My new stiff this week, same perfum house, Parfum d’Empire Ambre Russe. The most gorgeous ambre in my opinion. I quickly purchased a bottle after sampling.

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  2. I have only tried Cuir Cannage and it is so smoooth. I feel a bit transformed into Ms Wealthy when I wear it. But only have the little travel bottle…7 mls or so?
    I hate DC perfumes.

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  3. I love Cuir Cannage!!!! I have a mini bottle and a 10 ml decant. To me, it is OMG, this is leather and animal yum; with some floral tidbits; this is wonderful, at first was straight up leather and bubblegum.

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  4. I was wearing Cuir Cannage just yesterday. It’s been on and off my wishlist for a while and I was relieved that with the last spray of my decant, I decided I didn’t need it. Is it stupid that it being DCed tempts me again? Heh.
    “Segue” is one of my fave words, and I have a funny history with it because until recently, I thought it was pronounced as if it rhymes with weed! Blush! I only found out the correct pronunciation from watching TV with subtitles. “Wait, what? Segg-way? Isn’t that like scooter?!” Shoulda seen my face. 😉

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  5. love the new sniffs! glad you are will be bit more brutal in reviewing things, that’s good, the perfume world should be taken to task sometimes, so naughty with what they tell us we should sniff and love. sometimes it’s just ugh, no thank you.

    I haven’t tried any of these but will continue to look forward to reading about what you’re sniffing and what you think!

    also! your pupper’s photo makes my heart go squeeee!

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  6. Cuir Cannage is a favourite of mine!
    I bought a bottle in Lisbon of all places. I was looking for Mitzah,and bought CC as a consolation gift. Plus, the salesman was shockingly beautiful, and such a flirt !!
    I love seeing Paris at the top of your APJ posts. Please smooch the boys ( Jin included) from me.
    I can send you some CC if you run out Portia….

    Please DNEM – I have been gifted often lately, and need to share the wealth

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  7. The universe is sending me not -so subliminal messages. MORE leathery chat. Haven’t tried any of these, but given that the Dior is d/c that’s a good thing in my book. And the new sniffs I did try lately: Dior Joy(less), a new Ralph Lauren and L’Interdit. Honestly, close your eyes and sniff, they’re all in the same ballpark. More money saved for me.

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  8. The super-charming Dior SA in Glasgow talked me into a 40ml of Cuir Cannage when I was undecided. I thought it was a might be a bit too much chilled elegance for me (the iris is quite prominent on me in this one). But yes, he was right. I love wearing it, and I’d now be a bit pissed off if I hadn’t bought it.

    re: Hypær. Banana opening? Picture me recoiling like a vampire presented with a bulb of garlic. One to skip.

    I have just dug out my sadly neglected sample of Le Cri to try on freshly scrubbed post-swim skin. Not an instant swoon from the opening, but I think this is going to be rather nice, if atypical for me.There’s an interesting texture in there that I can’t quite put my finger on yet…

    I got to meet T-Rex this week. Oh yes. And a glorious first real wearing of Cuir Mauresque. And a wee bag of treasures arrived from The Zoo. (Only tried one so far: Vetyver Rain Skin which will deffo get a proper wearing soon, in the morning. It feels like rain by a river, a very green vertiver rather than a golden brown one.) And a new Tauer Data Miner soap–bloody lovely stuff–with a wee sample of Au Coeur de Desert still to try. It’s like perfume x-mas over here at the House of Crikey!

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  9. Le Cri has my attention. I do love ambrette and wonder how prominently it figures.
    My new sniff that I’m loving is PG Arabian Horse. Finally got my longed-for sample. I’m not getting much of the sweaty horse smell which is a shame, but hay, meadow flowers and occasional whiffs of saddle leather are all there. Disappointing sillage, but decent longevity. A contender for a FB. It certainly is different from anything else I own.

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  10. Great idea. Unfortunately I haven’t smell none of those. I hate the fact that they have to discontinue the one we love. I have so many in my WTB list that has been disconnected. I just hate the fact.

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  11. Re mispronouncing – an editor friend called it Reader’s Disease, and my earliest example was “unique”, aka OO-neek-er! Re Ms. Wealthy – whenever I wear Encens Mythique, I spend the whole day thinking I am a Rich Lady, all other evidence to the contrary.

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  12. Every Dior sales associate I have ever encountered is lovely and yet I own no full bottles of Dior. Hmmm. Lots of decanters, although not this one.

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  13. Hope you’ll get your FB of Cuir Cannage one way or another, Portia! Frankly, after your brief but passionate review I want one, too 🙂

    No new sniffs this week except for Ambergreen by Oliver & Co. It’s rubbish on me but I’m going to send my sample to a friend who might like it more.

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    • Ambergreen is bearable but try the rest of Oliver’s bunch…OMG, there is hardly one perfume I could stand. Incredible. Don’t know how he manages.

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      • Wow Neva,
        That does surprise me. Maybe something in his bases doesn’t rub right with you? I have a few bottles and the rest are travels in the range. It’s one of my favourite indie brands.
        Isn’t it interesting how one persons prize is another poison.
        Portia xx

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        • Exactly Portia! TBH, I’ve ordered the sample set from Oliver & Co after reading your favourable reviews and after receiving a sample of Vaninger from you. With the exception of Vaninger and Ambergreen, which I find wearable, somehow each other scent from the range is a strange mix of various ingredients that don’t feel right for me. When I read my notes about them, it seems like I was high when I was testing them 😀 And I promise I wasn’t!
          They are completely different from everything I’ve tried before and they are very consistent. Therefore I give them credits but I would not want to smell like it.

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  14. Haven’t tried any of these, l’m so behind!Actually I was looking at perfume on the Aus Liebe zum Duft webpage, but got overwhelmed. Just wanting samples to start with, but there should be room for a full bottle of something very soon.

    Has anyone made notes of new scents presented in Florence recently and worth a sniff?

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  15. haven’t tried any of these either! I am WAYYY behind. Le Cri sounds interesting. But given all of my recent gifts and wins please do not enter me in this draw 😉

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  16. Le Cri de la Lumiere is on my list of one ‘must try’ list. I spent about an hour the other day trying to find someplave in Canada to try it. Sounds fabulous!

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  17. Cuir Cannage sounds lovely and just like Brigitte I’ve realized that I don’t own many leather scents. I guess I can forget Cuir Cannage…
    Le Cri sounds intriguing but I feel that you’re not really delighted with it Portia.

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  18. I have my eyes on Le Cri since it seems the same style as Diptyque Fleur de Peau which I recently bought blind and fell in love with. It might be my fav diptyque so far.

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    • Fazal, that’s a great recommendation for Le Cri, because I too like Fleur de Peau. Have you tried Diptyque’s Tempo? It was released at the same time like FdP but somehow got overshadowed by it. Give it a try if you can. It’s fantastic.

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      • I have not tried Tempo since patchouli scared me off. Vintage Givenchy Gentleman is one of my most favorite perfumes but perfumes too heavy on patchouli that overcomes other notes has been disappointments for me. Givenchy Gentleman impressed me so much I was convinced I like patchouli until I tried patchouli-heavy perfumes and realized that it is not patchouli that I like in GG but the overall composition in which patchouli does play an important role but not a dominant role.

        BTW, I have not tried Le Cri so I am not recommending it. I get the impression from Le Cri reviews including this one that Le Cri is in the same style as Fleur de Peau though with different notes.

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        • I’m also scared of patchouli when it becomes too strong but Tempo was simply beautiful. With perfume I’ve learned that the composition of ingredients is what counts, not the ingredients itself.

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