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  • Miller Harris L'air De Rien Eau de Parfum Spray
    9.0

    Miller Harris L'air De Rien Eau de Parfum Spray

    Phenomenal, but NOT for the timid.

    Listen, if you have ever heard the word "skank" in a perfume review and thought YUM, L'air de Rien is going to be your holy grail. But if the thought of an undertone of a sort of body-stink-goodness freaks you out, and you think "I wear perfume to get AWAY from that note!" you'll hate this. L'Air de Rien has a musk in it that is similar to but even *stronger* than Bal a Versailles. This is going ot sound terrible, but stay with me and trust me a minute. You know that furry, stinky but kind of comforting smell you get from a horse pen because there's animal sweat and hay and all? There is an underpinning of that. I know, I know, you're thinking YUCK. But put it on before you see anyone and let it dry down for 15 mintues before you encounter another soul, and you'll smell like sex itself. Not in a grody way, not in an unclean way, but in a musky, clean-sweat, sweet skin still pink and glowing way and people will follow you down the street. This bad boy lasts all day too. Strongly recommed you test before purchasing, maybe test 2 or 3 times to make sure you can live in the scent and it doesn't wear you. Oh, and don't wear to work, you'll have everyone uncomfortable all day. Wear on the fourth date, or whenever you think "tonight is the night" and wear just a tiny spritz, low on your belly. OH YES.

    April 5, 2009

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  • Guerlain Shalimar Eau de Parfum Spray
    9.0

    Guerlain Shalimar Eau de Parfum Spray

    Give this old classic a try, you won't be sorry.

    Shalimar gets a bad rap as "grandma perfume," because it has been around long enough for women from previous generations to have loved it too. That's a shame, because it isn't dated, it isn't weird on a young woman, it is simply sublime. It has a vanilla heart, but it is spicy and a wee bit heavy and floral, and the dry down is so gorgeous that you will be huffing yourself surreptitiously all day long. Puts today's candy-vanilla scents to shame! If you think 'fruity floral' is the perfect scent because you like sweet, try this instead, you'll get the sweetness and depth but won't smell yourself coming and going all over the place like everyone wearing Juicy Couture (which, to be fair, is also fab but is EVERYWHERE right now.)

    April 5, 2009

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  • Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Parfum
    9.0

    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Parfum

    L'Instant is an underappreciated gem!

    I'm on a number of different fragrance boards and comms, and usually the Guerlainophiles turn up their noses at L'Instant. SO SAD. This is great stuff. It is sweet and deep and a little quirky. If you want something that smells unusual but not ugly (some of those avant-guard fragrances are better in theory!), funky but not too bizarre for work if applied with a light hand? This is your bottle.

    April 5, 2009

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  • Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Eau de Parfum

    Don't be scared off by the idea that this perfume has been around for a while -- it isn't "grandma" juice. L'Heure Bleu is sweet, has that vanilla tone that is so amazing and that is the heart of Guerlain scents, but then has a soft, melancholy, deep note to it. I love this scent for grey days, if you can imagine the perfect comforting scent equivalent of a rainy day in October, with you curled up in your softest favorite sweater and a good book and nowhere unpleasant to be? This is that scent.

    April 5, 2009

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