Jean-Charles Niel: 2 posts

Lancome Magie Noire : Perfume Review

55555
Magie_Noire

Original:

Reformulation:

Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Of all the fragrances attempting to convey the idea of darkness, Lancôme Magie Noire stands out as particularly successful. The layering of animalic notes, the opulent florals like ylang ylang and tuberose and a lush dose of moss results in a fragrance of such mysterious, dusky and brooding character that I cannot describe it in any way but haunting. It is not easy to like as a fragrance since it is simultaneously quite dark, animalic and intensely green. Despite its rich floral accord, it is not particularly feminine either, and in fact, I can see it as an interesting, unconventional masculine scent. I cannot help being fascinated by the way Magie Noire evolves and goes from challenging to spellbinding.

Continue reading →

Jacomo Silences : Fragrance Review

44444

Jacomo_silences

Star rating: 5 stars–outstanding/potential classic, 4 stars–very good, 3 stars–adequate, 2 stars–disappointing, 1 star–poor.

Wearing Jacomo Silences is like being caught in a moment before the rain, when the green sweetness of foliage becomes suspended in the wet humidity of air. The succulent green richness of Silences rendered via a classical combination of galbanum and hyacinth is foiled by the Hedione. This radiant lemony jasmine note threads the accords of the composition like pearls on a string, harmonizing the multifaceted arrangement. …

Continue reading →

From the Archives

Latest Comments

  • Victoria in Sugar Free: I do like sweets, and I like making them, including candy and Indian confections. The scents that accompany the process are part of the pleasure. June 24, 2019 at 5:32am

  • Victoria in Scent Diary : In Search of Lost Time: I do have some pleasant memories associated with the scent of cigarettes, but it has to occur in a very specific context–cold air, black coffee, a whisper of cigarette smoke… June 24, 2019 at 5:31am

  • Victoria in Scent of Cherries: I also didn’t like the way Dancing Roses dried down. Otherwise, it was very appealing. June 24, 2019 at 5:30am

  • Victoria in Sugar Free: Great choices, thank you! June 24, 2019 at 5:29am

Latest Tweets

Design by cre8d
© Copyright 2005-2019 Bois de Jasmin. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy