Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Eternity Intense By Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein, famous for it's seductive minimalism style has released Eternity Intense in 2016 which is a flanker to their iconic scent, Eternity. The new fragrance is made with a touch of sensual iris flower.

  1. Top Notes
    • Water Note,
    • Bergamot, Orris
    1. Heart Notes
      • Iris, Osmanthus, Rose
    2. Base Notes
      • Vanilla,
      • Sandalwood, Musk

      • Eternity Intense opens up with a blast of sharp, citrusy scent due to it's aquatic notes. The opening was a little too clean smelling for my taste. But then the floral heart notes of iris and rose starts creeping out and mellows down the harsh opening. 

        The scent stays intense throughout the day. But once it mellows down, it'll leave you with a lingering scent of comforting warm vanilla and sandalwood. It's a non linear scent that changes drastically from one different skin to another, which is why you should never blind bought this without first testing on your skin.

        The warm vanilla dry down of this scent lingers especially on clothes but the transition from top notes to base notes seems a little too long for me. The upside is this is a long lasting scent with a good sillage, perfect for those who love it and a dizzying experience for those who's not so into it. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sensi By Giorgio Armani

Sensi by Giorgio Armani is a floriental scent created by perfumer Alberto Morillas & Harry Fremont that was released in 2002. This perfume has been discontinued for many years, but luckily I was able to get this miniature bottle of Sensi from a perfume enthusiast who's clearing off some of her miniature collection.

Top Notes
  • Farnesi Acacia, 
  • Kaffir lime
  1. Heart Notes
    • Cape jasmine, Almond, Wheat
  2. Base Notes
    • Palisander wood, 
    • Benzoin

    • I love non-linear scents that goes through layers of notes over time, and this is one of those scent. Sensi has a classic, old school vibe to it, the way perfumes used to smell in the 90s and early 2000s, the style of perfume that they rarely make these days. It starts off with a crisp, refreshing scent of lime that dissipate quickly as the floral heart notes came out. Then it slowly turns into a creamy, almondy jasmine scent. Jasmine do tend to get a little sharp and heavy at times, but on Sensi, it's a little softer and subtle. It slowly dries down to a powdery, soft, warm vanilla-like scent from the resinous benzoin note. 

    • A refined and sophisticated scent, it's the best perfume to wear during colder, rainy days as it gives you a cozy feel with it's warmth enveloping you like a soft blanket. It melts with you skin and gives you a sensual, luxurious delight.