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Anna Sui Perfumes.

Posted in almalfi lemon, bamboo, black currant, floral fruity, mandarin orange, musk, peony, pink pepper, pomegranate, raspberry, rose, sandalwood, vanilla, violet, virginia cedar with tags , , , on March 4, 2015 by sorceressofthedark
Anna Sui Fairy Dance.

Anna Sui Fairy Dance.

A common complaint about Anna Sui perfumes is their longevity, it seems. Yes, there are other Anna Sui fragrances that disappear within a few hours on me, but Fairy Dance lasts longer.
The mandarin orange is crisp, bright and juicy, supported by the mango. The bamboo adds an interesting touch which I love, tempering it down with a scent of paper that holds your attention. If you’re not familiar with bamboo, it’s a clean-smelling note. Fairy Dance is also supported by the mustiness of vetiver nicely to create a fragrance that’s not all sickly sweet fruit. It moves on to a creamier scent as the vanilla kicks in, almost reminiscent of the old-fashioned Good Humor orange and vanilla ice cream bars, but not quite as sweet.
The bottle is chunky and the topper is a cute fairy sitting aloft and if you’re a collector, it’s a nice one to have. All in all, Fairy Dance surprised me as a tropical yet earthy fragrance with a fresh feel to it. I think it’s seasonless because of the bamboo/vetiver/vanilla notes. Daytime, sleeptime, it’s a comfortable floral fruity scent to wear. I truly enjoy this one.

Top Notes: Mandarin Orange, Pink Pepper, Mango.

Middle Notes: Bamboo, Rose, Peony.

Base Notes: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla.

Anna Sui Forbidden Affair.

Anna Sui Forbidden Affair.

If Only Anna Sui’s Forbidden Affair lived up to its’ name. This floral fruity perfume could have such promises. Black currant dominates, in other words, the infamous cat pee note, along with red currant (another cat pee note tempered with fruit), and lemon. Think about this. Not exactly pleasant. Along comes cedar and violets to give it an earthy dirt smell and there you have it. A Forbidden Affair with zombies. Enough said. Luckily it doesn’t last long.

Top Notes: Amalfi Lemon, Black Currant, Red Currant.

Middle Notes: Rose, Raspberry, Pomegranate.

Base Notes: Musk, Virginia Cedar, Violets, Vanilla.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Why Do People Buy And Wear Those Things? Calvin Klein Truth Perfume.

Posted in amber, bamboo, bergamot, Calvin Klein, clover, designers, lemon, musk, oriental perfumes, patchouli, perfume notes, sandalwood, silkwood blossom, Truth, vanilla, vetiver with tags , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by sorceressofthedark
Calvin Klein Truth.

Calvin Klein Truth.

Reminds me more of a unisex Eau de Parfum.  A sweet/sour blast hits upon initial application.  It’s like walking into the forest after the winter thaw and upturning logs, discovering soggy leaves that are underneath and moldy with dirt.  It’s musty.  I realize this works for many, but just not for me.
Is it green as others have said? Most definitely.  But Calvin Klein Truth reminds me of dark moss growing on old buildings in damp dark places that haven’t been inhabited in years.  Stone buildings that are cold, damp and centuries old, overgrown with lichen.  And not in a gothic, romantic way.  More like in an asylum that has been an abandoned movie set.
The bottle is tall and thin, very unwieldy and easy to knock over, although simplistic in its design.  Drys down to a woodsy, dirty patchouli that wears for hours.
Top Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli, Bamboo, Bergamot, Lemon, Clover.
Middle Notes: Sandalwood, Peony, Lily, Mimose, Blackberry, Silkwood Blossom.
BaseNotes: Musk, Amber, Vanilla.

Quick…how many Calvin Klein perfumes can you name?  Although there are currently 30 in stock on his site, there are approximately 98 perfumes that he has created.  Truth was created in the year 2000 and is available on the secondary market.

He also is famous for his jeans, watches and jewelry.  You can see more at http://www.calvinklein.com/shop/en/ck/fragrances.

Peace.

Sorceress

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