Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dior Diorella EDT Review

Diorella is one of those perfumes that I am having a hell of a time describing for no apparent reason. Usually, I can describe most perfumes and my impressions but Diorella is different. I get a strong citrus note that gives the impression of sucking on lemons then the lemons seem to be half rotten. I don't much care for a dominant citrus note in any perfume. If citrus is blended in very well, then I don't much mind it but Diorella has a big citrus note that doesn't seem to be well blended into the rest of the perfume.

I do get a chypre vibe to Diorella but it's not enough for me to get past the marginal kind of like part. Citrus seems to override every aspect of the perfume and I just can't smell past the citrus.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme Review

I keep meaning to post but either get sidetracked or don't have an idea. I'm at the point where I am more than satisfied with what I already have and a little bit afraid of trying anything new. There are people in my house that think that I already have too much perfume and threatening to sell some of it. But I have this pile of decants that are begging me to start sampling them.

L'Artisan Mure et Musc Extreme is kind of kicking it off. This one seems to be a little bit of an anomaly in the L'Artisan line because it is a EDP formulation and not the usual EDT formulation that I keep seeing. What does turn me mostly off from the L'Artisan line is the lack of lasting power and how the perfumes feel a little cheap. You can have the finest materials money can buy to work with and yet you don't capitalize on it. I don't know what kind of budget the perfumers at L'Artisan had but Mure et Musc smells cheap. It smells of those urinal fresheners packaged and marketed as perfume. All I get is berries and maybe a little bit of musk. While I do love Courtesan and have a liking for Une Rose Vermeille, I dislike Mure et Musc Extreme.

Can a cheap smelling perfume be fun and smell good? Yes but not when it smells like a bathroom freshener or the latest fruity perfume offering that was created by a 5 year old 10 minutes ago.