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This new perfume has a storied pedigree. After reading The Book Of Lost Fragrances, a thriller that details the quest to locate a scent created in the days of Cleopatra, fragrance designer Frederick Bouchardy was inspired to bring the novel’s star scent to life. Even if thrillers aren’t your favorite literary genre, you’re sure to love the spellbinding blend of orange blossom, myrrh, and other exotic notes.
Somehow this scent manages to be powdery and sophisticated like a chypre, yet a little refreshing and citrusy. I've had a number of compliments from friends. The scent is a little reminiscent of dryer softener sheets (one friend said, "You smell great! What laundry detergent are you using these days?"), but I personally don't think in a cheap or artificial way. It's something about the way the incense plays off the other notes...the guy I'm currently seeing always goes in for extra sniffs when I'm wearing this (I think it stays relatively close to the skin, requiring proximity for a good whiff), but he's also expressed partiality to clean laundry smells, so there you go. Like I said, I definitely also am getting the clean laundry vibe, but with more depth: the powder notes are deeper, smokier, and more exotic and there are more subtle floral notes that carry that 'clean' smell away from clean. It's a scent reminiscent of bold, early 20th-century women like Karen Blixen and Amelia Earhart: exotic, adventurous, mysterious.5
I love this perfume, you have to use it sparingly it can be quite intense.
People do compliment the smell - it is lovely.
I bought this as a Christmas gift and I think the recipient will love it. I was intriqued with the fact that the designer was inspired by the book, so I got the book as well. The ocmbination will make a lovely and interesting gift. The perfume has a definite exotic feel to it. Nicely packaged as well.5
Amazing scent. I want to keep smelling myself all day. It lingers instead of being an in your face sweet scent and is so sensual smelling. I love that it is a roller ball too.5
i keep this one in my handbag permanently. my new signature scent! super long lasting and not too heavy. perfection.5
I have gotten more compliments on this scent! Everyone wants to know "what"s that perfume your wearing?" It's very exotic and unusual. I love the roller ball, and the scent lasts a long time!! I highly recommend this product!!5
I love everything about it. The scent is prefect! And it lasts all day. It rolls on, which I really like because it means I can get the amount I want.5
I really like the light crisp scent. The roll on applicator is great for quick touch ups. Always get compliments when I wear this fragrance. Not heavy or cloying. Great for everyday.5
I'm usually not a fan of musky perfumes but I really loved this one. It's a great price point and I loved that it has a roller applicator. I'm not sure that I'd use it all the time but I definitely want give the full size a try in this!5
I purchased it after getting the sample. It's a very unique scent!5