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Coty Styx…First Presented in 1911.

Posted in amber, bergamot, carnation, Coty Styx, Francois Coty, galbanum, incense, musk, oakmoss, orris root, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, violet, woodsy notes, ylang-ylang with tags , , , on February 7, 2015 by sorceressofthedark
Coty Styx.

Coty Styx.

Coty Styx from the 1940’s seemed like an interesting one to try. Imagine something from that far back? Perfumes from another era are quite different from today, that’s for sure. There is a definite wait and see, a travel through the perfume, a Journey if you will throughout the duration of it.

When I first applied it, morbid thoughts of a funeral home came to mind. The florals were that overwhelming to me. But then, a tobacco pipe, rich, full tobacco leaves and old leather that was well-cared for filled my senses. I felt as if I was sitting in a gentlemen’s club from days gone by. This was earthy, musky, intense and quite heavy. I could envision the haughty country club women that wore this back then-they were the ladies that wore furs, Fascinators and red lipstick. And that’s just the initial burst.

Once that passed,it became a warm, ambery sandalwood doused with vanilla a beautiful incense burning in the background. The vanilla was a sweet buttercream. It turned out absolutely delicious and cozy.

I just love how the old-timers take you on a trip. Francois Coty developed this perfume in 1911. It is no longer being produced. There is nothing similar to today’s perfumes in Coty’s Styx that you will find. It is a completely different beast. Should you find it, be prepared to experience what perfume originally was designed to be.

You can search auction sites, antique stores, collectible stores or thrift stores to try and locate Coty Styx.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Ylang-Ylang, Carnation, Galbanum.
Middle Notes: Violet, Orris, Incense.
Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Musk, Woods, Oakmoss.

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Elsa Schiaparelli Shocking. Animalistic Perfume From Days Gone By.

Posted in aldehydes, amber, bergamot, civetta, clove, jasmine, Jean Carles, musk, narcissus, patchouli, rose, sandalwood, Shocking, tarragon, white honey, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2015 by sorceressofthedark


Shocking Schiaparelli.

Shocking Schiaparelli.

I recently came across a vintage sample of Shocking Schiaparelli by Elsa Schiaparelli, an oriental floral fragrance developed in 1937. I have no idea what year my sample vial is from, but it is older. Here are my thoughts on Shocking.

Initially, I believed this to be a beautiful perfume. After wearing it for hours, I still believe it would be considered beautiful by some, but others would have a problem with a fragrance such as this. Let me explain. It’s thick, rich and grand without a doubt. Civet comes to the forefront with a heavy dose of musk.

But civet isn’t for everyone. Civet is the by-product of the anal glands of exotic civet cats. In vintage perfumes, it was actually taken from the glands of the caged animal. Today, it is reproduced synthetically for ethical reasons. To some, it is considered a repulsive scent. To others, it adds beauty to a perfume.

Other well known perfumes that contain civet are Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, Coco Chanel, Jean Patou’s Joy, Kouros, Obsession, Paloma Picasso, Ysatis, Magie Noire, My Sin, Tabu, Bandit, Knowing, Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion, Cabotine Gres, Gloria Vanderbilt, Avon’s Occur and Topaze, Paul Sebastian Design, Krazy Krizia and White Shoulders.

Skanky? Yes. Shocking? Nah. Just in the sense of smelling of well, not necessarily sexy, but sexed. And there is a difference in those words. Some use the word “naughty” in their description, but that just sounds so tame to me. Shocking is an animalistic perfume that serves its purpose for certain occasions and those personalities that can pull it off.

It’s strong, a little goes a long way. I can only imagine how too much would clear a room. This is a perfume that needs to only be dabbed. It’s not an office perfume.

Shocking continues on a linear road for me, never really riding any waves or changing mid-course. I can see its’ appeal for vintage lovers and it’s a definite try for history perfume buffs. I’m happy for the opportunity to have sampled Jean Carles perfume.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Tarragon, Aldehydes.

Middle Notes: Narcissus, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, White Honey, Rose.

Base Notes: Musk, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber, Clove, Civetta.



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Ciara. Incense For The Heavens.

Posted in bergamot, Brazilian Rosewood, cedar, Ciara, incense, jasmine, leather, lemon, neroli, opoponax, oriental perfumes, orris root, palmorosa, raspberry, Uncategorized, vanilla, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , , on August 5, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Ciara, Vintage and New.

Ciara, Vintage and New.

Spray cautiously. This is potent stuff! There is such a mixture in here I feel as if I’m rolling in fields in a surrealistic daydream. In comparing my Charles Revson Ciara (vintage) to my  Revlon Ciara (newer) , there are very distinct differences.

The opening in Revlon’s Ciara is tack sharp and more  assaultive. It hits your nostrils with a thinly-veiled shrill opoponax and tonka bean. It’s a bit of a wait for the drydown for the beauty of this perfume. The Charles Revson version opens immediately with a smooth rich intoxicating blend of spices, tonka bean, leather and opoponax with a hint of vanilla. It’s full-bodied and straight out of the past and you can inhale it, feel it and wrap it around yourself. It’s a juicier composition where the Revlon one seems to be cracking in its components.

This is an ideal comparison of where new, unfortunately, just doesn’t cut it. The woodiness seems stale and musty in Revlon’s version, yet Revson’s is an old cabin in the woods that has been taken care of with love. It’s the same with the leather in the two versions. Revson’s leather is a beautiful settee, that although still in pristine condition, has been well-used and loved for years. The leather is soft, comfortable and broken in. The leather in Revlon’s Ciara is non-existent or at best, perhaps pleather.

I love the incense quality which both have. Spray too much and you’re sitting in a church pew. Ciara is a sweet perfume that can overpower if applied heavily and becomes far too cloying. It’s a beautiful fragrance that only needs to be dabbed lightly to be appreciated for its’ warm beauty. This is wonderful in cold weather, the lower temperatures just seem to bring the smokiness of Ciara out. There’s a slight hint of fruit, barely there, but it’s so overshadowed by the incense and other notes you’ll hardly sense its’ presence.

Love that the raspberry adds a wonderful dollop of juiciness to this quaint perfume. Charles Revson made heaven in a bottle when they created this little beauty, that’s for sure. It’s intoxicating, it’s mesmerizing, it’s a heady brew. Such a shame that it’s not what’s in those Revlon bottles stamped with the same name. If you have the opportunity to sample the original, please do. You’ll understand why so many love vintage Ciara. It’s almost magical in nature.

How to tell the difference between vintage and new? And what is the difference between the 80-100-200%? The 80 would be considered the cologne strength, the 100 is the eau de toilette and the 200 is the eau de parfum.  Revlon is the current reformulated version while Charles Revson is one of the vintage formulas. Ciara was also marketed under the manufacturer “Ultima”. If you do buy new, go for the strongest concentration you can find.

Considered a drug-store find, available online, discount stores and in drugstore chains.

Top Notes: Neroli, Bergamot, Lemon, Raspberry.

Middle Notes: Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Brazilian Rosewood, Palmarosa, Orris Root.

Base Notes: Leather, Opoponax, Vanilla, Incense, Cedar.



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Avon Timeless Perfume…40 Years Strong.

Posted in aldehydes, amber, bergamot, budget online shopping, budget shopping, cedar, chypre floral, gardenia, iris, jasmine, lemon, musk, opoponax, patchouli, peach, rose, Timeless, tonka bean, vanilla with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2014 by sorceressofthedark


While  vintage Timeless plays the aldehydes strongly, the newer version is a creamier mix of honeyed vanilla that hits home right away. The honeyed vanilla mix takes time in the vintage to arrive, but the wait is well worth it. The vintage version lasts much, much longer, is deeper in tone and reminiscent of Shalimar. Gardenia brings greenness, iris brings a rich earthiness, while jasmine carries this scent strongly to wonderful heights. There are so many notes in this perfume that mix together wonderfully to make it a blend that is pleasantly aromatic, elegant and one that belies its’ own price tag.
Timeless is a perfume that could be worn anywhere-to dinner, to an event, to a gallery or with jeans. It is a perfume that wears the person, the person doesn’t wear it. It is a mature fragrance, one that reminds you of notes found in many other remembered classics, like Shalimar or Emeraude or one of the Chanels. Its’ rich warmth is its’ own elegance.
This is a fragrance that is wearable year-round and since Avon offers shower gels, body creams and deodorants at a ridiculously low price, you can pamper yourself with a complete set.  Yes, Timeless is an Avon production that was created in 1974 and is still going strong today in 2014, 40 years later.
Timeless wraps itself around you with a graceful quality reminiscent of older perfumes. You can wrap yourself in its luxuriousness easily just as you would an over-sized cable-knit sweater or a tuxedo jacket. It just fits quality, whatever you’re wearing, whatever you’re doing. It ripens into a mature scent that fully explores its many faceted notes as the hours go by.

For its price, it absolutely cannot be beat. It fools many when they attempt to guess what perfume it is that you’re wearing, and there is a reason why. The tonka bean, the opoponax, the vanilla, the patchouli and the amber are all similar ingredients to a few heavyweights in the classic perfume market and Timeless incorporates them excellently.
Vintage Timeless takes longer to develop on your skin, works longer to develop through its notes and stages and is more full-bodied. With today’s version of Timeless, its end is its beginning. It packs a punch, yes, but you miss the soapy aldehydes in the beginning. The older bottle is amber glass, silverish-gold cap, cognac-colored liquid splash and 2 oz.

The new is in a clear spray bottle with a rose hued cap, a light golden liquid and 1.7 oz. Longevity is about four hours for the new and much longer for the vintage.
Both versions are wonderful. The choice to make is whether you want to explore a more vintage feel for aldehydes and a soapy feel, a journey through a perfumes character when you choose the older version or if you’d rather go for the gusto with the newest version which gives you the immediate sense of scent. There is no wait, you arrive at your final destination immediately. Either way, Timeless should be a perfume every woman should try.

Frankly, for under $10, it’s a chypre floral that keeps on giving that lasts an incredible amount of time. It’s sweet, warm, smoky, spicy, powdery, balsamic and can be a bit thick if sprayed on too heavily. Avon has been producing perfumes for decades, some have been hits, some have been misses. Timeless is one that is a hit. Give it a shot.

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Gardenia, Peach, Bergamot, Lemon.

Middle Notes: Iris, Patchouli, Jasmine, Cedar, Rose.

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Amber, Opoponax, Musk, Vanilla.

Timeless is available online, directly through the Avon catalog or through an Avon representative.



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White Diamonds Perfume…Stand Apart From The Crowd.

Posted in aldehydes, amber, bergamot, carnation, cinnamon, Egyptian Tuberose, Elizabeth Taylor, floral aldehyde, Italian Orris Root, jasmine, lily, musk, narcissus, neroli, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, sandalwood, Turkish Rose, White Diamonds, ylang-ylang with tags , , , , , , on May 27, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds.

Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds.

A multitude of flowers, tempered by creamy Egyptian Tuberose immediately brings to mind a bath of scented oils. White Diamonds reminds me of the strong power fragrances of the ’80’s-ladies who wore suits with shoulder pads, short skirts, high heels and big hair and weren’t afraid to say no, because they knew who they were, what they wanted and where they were going. Oh, how I remember those days!

I recently met a woman in the fragrance department of a store who told she only wore this perfume and was constantly on the look-out for others to no avail. We had a lively discussion over the old-time perfumes and I suggested some new ones for her to try. We parted happily after our discussion, two mature women, of  eras passed, where perfumes were once delicate and feminine, then turned to a heavier insidious oilier vibe-the musks, the patchoulis, the vetivers, then on to the powerhouses of the ’80s’.

We’ve enjoyed our true gourmands, our real vanillas, our basics. But now we see the insipid fruity blends. The mixes that are the flash-in-the-pans, the slap their names on and call a designer perfume. And we wonder what will become of this younger generation when they mature? What will be their baseline to cull information from?

Not so with Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds. The aldehydes, of course, immediately hit you, but so does the bergamot, taming the bright florals of lily, carnation, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. But you expect this. The citrus of neroli, violety resemblance of orris root, light spices of cinnamon, hints of Turkish Rose, the hypnotic headiness of narcissus are all blended so well it’s no wonder this fragrance is becoming a classic. Amber powders the mix well, while the oakmoss and patchouli give it its mysterious undercurrent. A light musk and a bare inkling of sandalwood all combine to make White Diamonds a perfume definitive unlike any you’ll smell and one you’ll always remember. This is a love/hate relationship perfume. It is for the experienced wearer, for the lover of perfumes that understands and appreciates the correlation of notes as they are applied.

Slapping her sobriquet on a bottle wouldn’t have made Liz happy. She needed to make the perfumes work. She was successful in her goals. As with all of her fragrances, sillage is strong, as is the longevity. There is so much going on from start to finish, it is a joy to experience. This is a daytime or nighttime fragrance to wear, one to make you feel and experience strength.

I can understand falling in love with this perfume, and why someone would make it their signature perfume. It is complex. It’s warm and surrounding. There are quite a few in the Elizabeth Taylor line to sample, and if you have the opportunity, give as many as you can a test. They are fascinating perfumes.

So who can really wear this perfume? Are you too young to wear it? Is it only for the more mature wearer? It’s for a person who truly appreciates fragrances. It’s a perfume for someone who is ageless and classic, a daring soul who really doesn’t give a damn about what advertisements are telling society to wear today. It’s for the person that wants a lingering scent with gusto that wants to be remembered and wants to stand apart from the crowd. It’s price point is user friendly today as is most of her line and that’s what Elizabeth Taylor wanted. She wanted her perfumes to be used by all, not a select few.

White Diamonds, a floral aldehyde,  is available as an Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum with accompanying lotions and shower gels. They are available in major department stores, Sephora, discount department stores and online.’

Top Notes: Aldehydes, Orange, Lily, Neroli, Bergamot.

Middle Notes: Italian Orris Root, Carnation, Cinnamon, Egyptian Tuberose, Jasmine, Turkish Rose, Ylang-Ylang, Narcissus.

Base Notes: Amber, Patchouli, Musk, Oakmoss, Sandalwood.



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Max Azria bon genre…Well-blended and Gentle.

Posted in amber, bergamot, jasmine, orchid, patchouli, red berries, sandalwood, tuberose, vanilla with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Bon Genre.

Bon Genre.

Some perfumes have screechy openings that one must endure to enjoy the beauty of the perfume. Others are the opposite. Their opening is absolutely delicious and the rest is downhill from there.

Not so with BCBG Max Azria bon genre. From beginning to end, there is a consistency of delightful notes that your olfactory senses will appreciate. This dark purple flacon is third in the series and as the color implies, it is the most serious of the three.

That’s what attracted me to these bottles originally, with bon genre being my first purchase. The company name, BCBG, stands for Bon Chic Bon Genre. In French, this means good style and good attitude. This a sleek, gentle and well-blended perfume that lasts a good amount of time.

Bon genre is not a run of the mill scent, altho it’s not ground-breaking, either. But it can be addictive. What I do especially enjoy about it are the co-mingled notes that effortlessly create a mild sophistication for this perfume. The key words here are mild. Bon genre is subtle. It’s elegance is low-key. It’s sensuality is there, but certainly not in a banal sense. It’s powdery seductiveness borders more on an earthiness that weaves in and out with its components of woods, spices, cardamom, pepper and musk. Its florals, too, are mild and almost indistinct. Eventually a sweetness can be found since litchi and jasmine are also present. Vanilla and patchouli finish this fragrance off quite nicely with patchouli taking a sweeter lead over the woods. Altho berries are listed in the notes, I didn’t sense any.

Bon genre lasts a good few hours with close to the skin sillage. Its one of those scents that just when you think its gone, it bounces back. This is perfect for an office scent, dinner party, somewhere where you’d like to wear a fragrance close to your skin rather than have the fragrance wear you.

For the price of $19.99 that I paid at a major discount department store, I’m happy to wear this season-less perfume. It wears beautifully for hours without re-applying and I really do love the sweet woods and vanilla mix. It’s rather addicting.

Top Notes: Litchi, Red Berries, Bergamot, Black Pepper.

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Orchid, Cardamom.

Base Notes: Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli, Sandalwood.

Max Azria bon genre, an oriental floral,  can be purchased at department stores, discount department stores, and online.

I would be remiss if I didn’t put in a Bon Jovi vid at this point. Bon genre…Bon Jovi…I know, I know. I couldn’t help myself. This is one of the best from his collection, imho, from back in the day. Check out the hair….the jeans….the fringe…from a guy that grew up in a town next to mine. Enjoy.



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Mariah Carey Dreams…Salty Caramel Bodyspray with Musky Vanilla

Posted in A Lab On Fire Liquid Night, Amor Amor Delight, Animale Chaleur d'Animale, Aqua di Gioia, Aramis Cool Blend, Armani Code, Believe, bergamot, Bouquet, Cacherel Promesse, Carlos Benaim, Caroline Herrerra, Chloe Collection 2005, CKIn2U, Contradition, Curve, Danielle, Dreams, Elizabeth Taylor Violet Eyes, Emanuel Ungaro U, Emporio Armani White, Escada Desire Me, Eternity Summer, Euphoria, floral fruity gourmand, Flowerbomb, freesia, Halston Man, Halston Woman, Helena Rubenstein Wanted, Herrerra Aqua, honeysuckle, Island L'Eau pour Femme, Jaipur Bracelet, Jasmin Noir, Jesus del Pozo Halloween Fleur, Keith Urban Phoenix, L'Homme Libre, LaVoce, Lilac and Pink, lily-of-the-valley, Live In Love, Loc Dong, Lucky Number 6, madagascan vanilla, Mambo, Manifesto, Mariah Carey, musk, Nuit, Olivier Gillotin, patchouli, Perry Ellis, Polo, Prada Amber, Prada Tendre, Premier Jour, Provocative Interlude, Provocative Woman, Pure Poison, Quizas, Red Door, Red Door Aura, Replica Promenade In The Gardens, roasted almond, Rouge, salted caramel apple, star anise, Textures Green, tonka bean, Very Irresistible, Very Irresistible L'Eau En Rose, White Diamonds, White Diamonds Lustre, Wonderstruck Enchanted, Zara's Woman with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2014 by sorceressofthedark


So I’m shopping the cosmetics aisle of a drugstore talking to the Beauty Advisor, and she suggests Mariah Carey’s Dreams perfume. The Beauty Advisor goes on enthusiastically telling me how much she adores the fragrance of this perfume and how it makes her feel. Out comes the bottle for a spritz.

What a lovely bottle! I love the curvature, reminding me of perhaps a champagne flute. The topper, typical of Mariah and her fascination with these diurnal insects, is of three translucent butterflies, designed to appear as if they are fluttering about the top of the bottle. The name, Dreams, is embossed in the glass with a miniature butterfly at the base.

The bottle is far more elegant than the juice inside. The bottle is the selling point of Dreams. Other than the butterflies made of plastic, which I understand in today’s marketing, the bottle is quite pretty. The target audience probably couldn’t afford what the company would charge for a  topper made of real glass butterflies that would have taken away the cheesy look. But we’re not talking vintage Lalique here either. What’s inside is no more than common sweet and warm caramel-vanilla body spray. Simply put.

Frankly, it seems more like a body spray than an Eau de Parfum. It’s lasting power is minimal and its projection is no more than a skin scent for me. Nose to the bone on this one and I’ve been wearing it off and on for over a week. This is a light, gentle scent that can be seasonless, depending on the age group wearing it.

Caramel is the star of this fragrance and keeps its place throughout the run of the perfume. The almonds lend a salty flair to the caramel, keeping it less sweet for the first 30 minutes or so until the vanilla kicks in ever so lightly to make Dreams a sweeter experience. A very light, very gentle musk underlies Dreams so innocently you hardly know it’s there. Patchouli is listed also, and if you’re worried about it, don’t be. I couldn’t even smell it. After about an hour, its time to re-spray.

If you put your nose to your skin and inhale deeply, you can experience a definite Werther’s candy shop experience. Maybe Dreams is a good name for this one because its really hard for me to experience this frag during my waking hours.

It’s a safe bet for much younger women and those entering the fragrance world as a gift. It’s just unobtrusive, uncontrary, so subtle and simple. Definitely not a winter frag, a perfume like this would be consumed by the elements. I can see it worn in warmer weather to bring out its simplicity.

Thank goodness it can be found at deep discount outlets for much less than retail prices, since projection and longevity are kept at minimum standards. It’s not a perfume worth paying full price for by any means.

Its only saving grace is the bottle and that’s only if you like butterflies for your collection.

Dreams will make a good spritzer for bed-time use since you won’t be awake long enough to appreciate how little it really lasts on your skin. Spraying it on linens or scarves may make it last longer.

Mariah Carey has collaborated on a total of 14 perfumes, beginning in 2007. They are M for Women, Luscious Pink, M by Mariah Carey Gold Deluxe Edition, Forever, Luscious Pink Deluxe Edition Parfum, M Ultra Pink, Lollipop Bling Honey, Lollipop Bling Mine Again, Lollipop Bling Ribbon, Lollipop Bling That Chick, Lollipop Splash Inseparable, Lollipop Splash Never Forget You, Lollipop Splash Vision Of Love and Dreams.

The noses behind her perfumes have been Olivier Gillotin, Carlos Benaim and Loc Dong. Olivier Gillotin is responsible for Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck and many other perfumes. A list of his others can be found in this post:

Carlos Benaim is responsible for many, many perfumes. They are Viktor & Rolf’s Eau Mega, Flowerbomb Extreme Sparkle, Flowerbomb Extreme 2007, Flowerbomb Extreme, Flowerbomb EdT, Flowerbomb EdP, Flowerbomb Swarovski Edition, Flowerbomb Christmas Edition and Flowerbomb Pink Sparkle; Prada Tendre and Prada Amber; Elizabeth Taylor’s Violet Eyes, White Diamonds and White Diamonds Lustre: Elizabeth Arden’s Provocative Woman, Red Door Aura, Red Door and Provocative Interlude; Calvin Klein’s Eternity Summer for Men and additional flankers, Euphoria, Euphoria Men Intense, Eternity for Men, Contradiction for Men, Euphoria Men, Euphoria Spring Temptation, CKIn2U For Him and Her and Euphoria Blossom; Coty’s La Voce by Renee Fleming; Halston’s Woman, Halston Man; Ralph Lauren’s Polo, Polo Modern Reserve, Polo Blue; Caroline Herrera’s For Men, Chic For Men, Caroline Herrerra, Herrerra Aqua and Carolina; Dior’s Pure Poison; Boucheron Jaipur Bracelet; Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani White For Him, Armani Code For Her, Armani Code Mirror Edition; Oscar de la Renta’s Live In Love; Bvlgari’s Jasmin Noir; Givenchy Very Irresistible and Very Irresistible L’Eau En Rose; A Lab On Fire’s Liquid Night; Chloe Collection 2005; Christian Lacroix Rouge and Nuit; Cacherel Promesse; Maison Martin Margiela’s Replica-Promenade In The Gardens; Loewe’s Quizas, Quizas, Quizas and Aire Loco; Yves Saint Laurent’s L’Homme Libre; Nina Ricci Premier Jour; Zara’s Zara Woman and Textures Green, Lilac and Pink; Jesus del Pozo Halloween Fleur; Helena Rubenstein’s Wanted; Aramis Cool Blend; Liz Claiborne’s Mambo For Men; and Cacharel’s Amor Amor Delight.

Loc Dong is also quite prolific as a nose and responsible for Dreams Unlimited Sun Fresh by the Body Shop; Liz Claiborne’s Curve Chill, Curve, Lucky Number 6, and Curve Soul for Men and Women; Vera Wang’s Bouquet; Calvin Klein’s CK One Shock for Him, Euphoria and additional flankers; Marc Jacobs; Britney Spears Believe; Michael Kors Island and Island Bermuda; S.T. Dupont L’Eau pour Femme;  Elizabeth Arden’s Provocative Woman; Mariah Carey’s M and  Luscious Pink; Yves Saint Laurent’s Manifesto L’Eclat and Manifesto; Animale’s Chaleur d’Animale  pour Home and Chaleur for Her; Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck Enchanted; Beyonce’s Rise; Danielle Steel’s Danielle; Escada’s Desire Me; Giorgio Armani Aqua di Gioia; Perry Ellis Portfolio for Men; Keith Urban’s Phoenix,and  Emanuel Ungaro’s U by Ungaro for Her.

Mariah Carey’s Dreams, a floral-fruity gourmand, was introduced in 2013 through Elizabeth Arden. It can be purchased online, in discount department stores and drugstores.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Salted Caramel Apple, Star Anise, Roasted Almond.

Middle Notes: Freesia, Honeysuckle, Lily-Of-The-Valley.

Base Notes: Tonka Bean, Madagascan Vanilla, Patchouli, Musk.



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