luna65 Posted February 12, 2009 Share Posted February 12, 2009 If there's already a thread for this one please merge, but I couldn't find one. I squee'd to get a sniffie of this one because the pear in Sugared Pears is OMGFABULOUS! I literally huff myself dizzy whenever I wear it. So there's that yummy experience, but interestingly enough I can't really describe this save for an analogy (and I apologize if it's not helpful in terms of a buying decision, lol). First of all, what's really interesting about the wet stage is the cardamom is very pronounced, I can immediately discern the spicy powderyness of it as the top note. Underneath is a pleasant sweetness, but this experience changes completely when I wear it. The lemon does something to the pear and it's like...it reminds me of Be Delicious, which I've never worn but I have a decant of it because I like to smell it. Be Delicious has an "appleness" and yet it's not really apple. It makes you think "apple" but if you had to ponder the components you would not reach the conclusion of "apple" and fragrances that are evocative of a thing but are not the thing itself fascinate me because it makes me think about how our brains work to identify something. So this has a "pearness" and yet, if I stop to think about what it is I actually smell, it's not entirely pear...there is pear, of course, but pear + lemon is something which is pear but not pear. I can't say it's pear + lemon because even though it is...what pear + lemon is...is something other. It's perfectly balanced, and it's so enthralling, in its' way, I really like this. I was worried that the cardamom might take over, but really, there's only just the faintest hint of spice at the top. There's a quality of light to this, it's appropriate for warmer weather, I think. It's hard for me to find "clean" fragrances because I can't do the whole aquatics/ozone thing, but this has that sense of light which makes me think "clean." Oi I've rambled, haven't I? Sorry about that! But if you can relate to any of that then you should try this one, especially if you enjoyed Sugared Pears. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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