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About neuilly

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 10/10/1984


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    Love: Carnal, Utrennyaya, Pele, The Hesperides, Morocco, Dana O'Shee. Notes I know I like: amber, musk (all), lily of the valley Notes I don't like: cedar, myrrh (or generally anything that smells like incense), lemon (usually turns into a bitter chemical smell on my skin), gardenia (once again it turns bad on my skin)

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  1. neuilly

    Alleviate the Frenzy

    This starts off very light peach and sparkling on me - like a champagne but no sense of alcohol. It's lovely. It deepens over time and I get what must be the amber but actually feels slightly woodsy to me. Overall it's a lighter fruity scent that doesn't get too overpowering or too youthful for me. I bit like a more grounded Aglaea.
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    Lime & White Musk

    My skin completely ate this up. When starting it was 100% lime. Real lime. Or more like just squeezed lime juice. Bright, slightly astringent maybe. It only dulled the slightest bit but then was gone within 15 minutes. I'm awkwardly sitting here huffing my arm but I can't smell anything. There was maybe a hint of white musk in th last stage before disappearance but it didn't really appear on me.e
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    Bourbon Vanilla & Yellow Carnation

    I was intrigued just because I really wanted a happy scent. When Et Lux Fuit came out that was my happy scent - bright and yellow. And this vaguely seemed similar. The bourbon is notable in the beginning but was completely gone within ten minutes. This is mostly carnation on me but I do get occasionally wafts of vanilla. It's a pleasant scent but is much softer than I was expecting. I was expecting a bright scent, but I'm not sure why. Instead it's lying on a bed of yellow carnations watching the sun lazily in the afternoon sky.
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    Pink Amber and Peony

    I generally really love Peony and while I don't know Pink Amber, I do generally love Amber. I agree with others that this has a very pink feel, and maybe even a little candy-like. For me it smells a bit like fancy soap. Soft, floral, pink.
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    Right Ventricle

    I'm rather confused by this scent. It's definitely bright citrus off the bat but quickly dies down to what I want to say is "gummy bears". What I'm confused about is there's an underlying scent in there which I can't decide is a note or bad skin chemistry. It's a little sour but not in a foody type way. I was hoping this would be a nice refreshing summer scent on me but it's not working with my skin. Alas.
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    Snake's Kiss

    Pretty much as described. I get none of the lemon note that others desribe but this is very much snake oil plus honeycomb and cream on me. It actual feels a bit like I've layered scents because they don't really blend so much as both exist at the same time: 1) snake oil and 2) honeycomb cream. I don't actually wear snake oil so I'm not sure why I chose one of blends as a decant but I do really enjoy the other notes in this and could see it really working for others.
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    The Eternal Virgin

    This is so unique to me. I'm not sure how to describe it except that it is exactly what the description is and yet I'm not sure I would have been able to list any of the notes without looking. Carnation chai tea? Not very Chai, but in that family. Definitely milky in a pleasant soothing way.
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    Wet: Very almond/amaretto. On my skin there's an in-between stage that's almost bitter? I'm not sure what it is but it's not very pleasant. Dry: Softer with no bitterness left. Still an amaretto/almond note but more subdued. There's some warmth to it which is mostly the amber but I have trouble picking out the other notes.
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    Wet: Patchouli Earth. Very wet and green and appropriate for the namesake. Dry: It starts to feel less "Wet" and is more of a dry patchouli and earth and maybe an occasional hint of cinnamon?
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    Very much rose soap on me, but I get the sense of it being a little musty - liek soap that's been sitting out unused and now has a little layer of dust on top. The cinnamon has little waves of being noticeable but this is predominantly rose to me.
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    Wet: 100% Banana straight off the bat but then quickly joined by coconut. Dry: There's definitely more notes in the mix but harder to single them out. Banana-Coconut is still the most prominent for me. Definitely a smooth tropical sugary scent. I'm definitely keeping my imp to try in warmer weather.
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    Black Phoenix

    Initially this is a strong cherry syrup and almond/amaretto note. After less than a minute I start to get an incense note working it's way in - note sure what kind (I thought at first patchouli but I've seen other people mention sandalwood or myrrh). Fully dry I get much more of a rose soap with background incense. My favorite note is probably the almond. This is definitely a morpher. None of it is bad, but not of it feels like "me".
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    Chestnut Oudh Atmosphere Spray

    I'm getting almost entirely oudh on this. I'm a little bummed because my favorite atmosphere scent was a roasted chestnut one and I get none of it here. For me though, unlike the previous review, it didn't come out too strong. It is a little warm, feels more like - freshly carved oudh furniture? Lol. Not really sure how to describe it. Not a bad scent but not what I was hoping for.
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    2003: Cotton Phoenix

    Wet: Very sweet, almond and marshmallow. Dry: The Snake Oil quickly comes forward and it about half the scent. The almon and marshmallow are still present but less sweet and instead a bit more creamy. I can see why a lot of people love this. I'm one of the few people who doesn't really like Snake Oil on themselves so this will be off to another, but I'm very happy I got to try it.
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    Wet: Wow this is beautiful - just like standing in the garden surrounded by lilacs in full bloom. Lilac is one of is not my favorite floral. Dry. Sadly the freshness of the lilacs fades rather quickly and the wax note becomes stonger. but there's still some floral note left and I like it. Possible bottle.