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Chanel Coco Noir

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” Before me, no one would have dared dressed in black ” Gabrielle Chanel

” After this, no one would have faith in Noir/Chanel ” London Pretty Boy.

That concludes my verdict on this spin-off type fragrance. If Coco is the grand madame ( elegant & mature ), and  Coco Mademoiselle the mistress ( bright & cheerful ); Coco Noir would be the illegal immigrant au pair !

I am utterly disgusted by Coco Noir. As an exclusive, reputable house of fragrance, Chanel should have done better – Well, at least the classy black bottle is a nice decorative piece, and you could use the juice for your potpourri in the powder room ( I mean toilet, as powder room would be too posh for Coco Noir’s standard )

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Byredo Rose Noir

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Another new feature of VimS – Fragrance Friday. The first fragrance I would like to introduce is Byredo’s Rose Noir.

In Rose Noir, the classic symbol of love and devotion is updated. A traditional olfactory rose, the Damascene, is made potent and contemporary once again by darkening its character. Rose Noir becomes a decadent, dirty rose with intense and animalic quality.

Built on memories from Byredo founder Ben Gorham’s travels in the Middle East, where the rose is not considered to be a feminine fragrance note and is worn by both men and women. And you needn’t be scared of smelling like your grand’s garden with this because – in Ben’s own words – he’d ‘ dirtied ’ the rose note up a little ( with musky base notes and a little citrus ). It works brilliantly and is sexy without being sickly sweet or remotely girlie.

Top: Grapefruit, freesia
Heart: Rose damascena
Base: Cistus, moss, musk

” The vision ( Byredo ) was a black rose with intensity and an animalic character.” A really really dirty rose that smells earthy & musky on the skin. One of those sensual scent that is very very bedroom appropriate.

Monroe may wear drops of No. 5 to bed, but LPB prefers Rose Noir.

Byredo is an abbreviation of the English term “ By Redolence ”, which means “ a sweet and pleasant fragrance ”.

Bottega Veneta EDP

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The eau de parfum that I was anticipating since mid year, from the house of Bottega.

A soft floral-leather-chypre. The composition includes notes of patchouli, oak moss, Italian bergamot, Indian jasmine sambac, Brazilian pink peppercorns and Indian patchouli.

The fragrance was envisioned by Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier, who ” wanted to capture the sun and warmth of a Venetian countryside house and its library full of leather books “.

A chic classic, IMO.

Chanel No. 19 Poudre

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The eternal dilemma, to buy or not to buy……

I love the original N0. 19 and this new version has additional iris & musk notes in it for a powdery sensual treat without compromising its original green notes.

Shopping Spree ( 3 )

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More fragrance purchases…… Tom Ford’s White Suede & Neroli Portofino.

Shopping Spree ( 1 )

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My perfume purchases in Liberty. Byredo’s Rose Noir & Le Labo’s Fleur d’Oranger.

Sisley Eau du Soir

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The Rolls Royce of chypres.

A refined, elegant, and timeless scent. Eau du Soir offers inimitable charm and allure, day and night. A rich, complex olfactory composition, Eau du Soir is a perfect balance between the freshness of citrus, the sensuality of floral and chypre notes, and the intensity of amber and musk.

The sculptural stopper, created by contemporary artist Bronislaw Krzysztof, is plated with 18-karat yellow gold.

Eau du Soir, which celebrates its 20th Birthday this year, was created by Hubert d’Ornano as a personal fragrance for his wife Isabelle in memory of the scent of Andalusian gardens from her childhood, when the day gives way to obscurity and White Seringa flowers fully release their scent. Eau du Soir is the essence of a summer evening captured in an eau de parfum; an extremely elegant, original and refined Chypre floral fragrance.

A scent of rich contrasts that develops subtly and slowly, releasing the perfectly balanced notes of fresh citrus, sensuous floral, crisp chypre, alluring amber and animalistic musk.

I am currently living in this perfume. Only one word to describe this – Sophisticated. I could imagine Elizabeth I ( the Virgin Queen ) wearing this, so elegant that it’s getting snobbish &  grandiose. The elixir of an Ice Queen. ( Thanks Jade for the concept )

PS: the 20th anniversary limited edition bottle comes in a contrasting box ( white bottle in black box & vice versa). I think the black bottle is great for decor.