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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Sourpuss...Oranges and Lemons Say The Bells of St.Clements by Heeley

By Tom

Notes: orange, lemon, earl grey tea and bergamot.

Okay I get that it's a new version of a vintage mens cologne and very English. But it's supposed to be an eau de parfum and it's nigh unto gone in about 10 minutes. How much is Eau Sauvage running these days?

$148 for 100ML at Luckscent

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17 Comments:

Blogger Flora said...

10 minutes? At these prices??? Yeesh! Sounds nice but even the really, really cheap citrus colognes do better than that!

12:35 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Donna-

Pretty much. I could smell it if I buried my nose in my arm and opened my mind to the possibility but really...

My WV is "chyper" wish this had more "chyper" in there...

12:53 AM EDT  
Blogger Datura5750 said...

Yes! I'm glad I got a sample first, Poof....and it's gone...

12:55 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I love this one, and agree it's gone very quickly. I got an hour from it. The reason, I believe, is that it's very natural and is almost entirely top notes. Petigrains don't last long and are top notes (with a few exceptions, there are a couple that linger). So I suspect this is meant as a cooling spritz for a hot day, and yes, it's pretty expensive for that. I recommend getting some excellent petigrain and citrus eos and adding them to alcohol for your own summer spritzer! It would cost you under $15.
-Marla

1:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Tama said...

Oh, wow, I really loved the drydown on this and it lasted a pretty long time on me. Yes, the citrus blast is gone quickly but the remaining clean-skin aspect was very nice - not soapy at all.

2:05 AM EDT  
Blogger mstak said...

I have Heeley Verveine and while it's lovely, it too is completely gone within 15 mins. Not even a trace is left. Very disappointing since the bottle was $136 + shipping from Barneys. Ouch.

8:23 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Datura-

Yep.

11:24 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Marla-

I wish I got an hour!

Good idea on the summer spritzer!

11:25 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Tama-

What's left is nice on me, just not at that price point. 50% stronger and I'd pop for it.

11:27 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

mstak-

ouch indeed!

11:27 AM EDT  
Anonymous March said...

So .... you didn't like it?

;-)

The name lasts longer than the scent....

10:20 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

March-

I did like it. It was the Olfactus Interruptus partion of the program I didn't like. This puppy needs scent Cialis..

11:32 PM EDT  
Blogger Eleven European Mystics said...

olfactus interruptus is the word, and I can't stop thinking of the monster in my skin that transforms some of the best acclaimed fragrances into interruptus indeed.:-)

5:31 AM EDT  
Anonymous Marian said...

Well, if you loved it, and had to rspritz every 10 minutes, and replace your bottle every 10 days, think how well-heeled Heeley would be by summers end.

9:07 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

EEM-

I don't know what that is; I think I tend to have it as well..

12:45 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Marian-

Heeley would be well heeled indeed. I'd be living in a cardboard box behind LuckyScent though..

12:46 PM EDT  
Blogger Eleven European Mystics said...

tmp00,

if you know the fragrance muffling monster then you know the fear of anything delightfully airy, which may just fleetingly visit your skin for minutes and leave you quasi naked, frgrance wise. Carnal Flower is demure on me, and Cedre Sandaraque a whiff of quality. :-(

11:40 PM EDT  

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