I am running behind (as always) and must finish a few holiday chores. Will be back tomorrow with reviews of the Armani Privé fragrances.
At the moment I am testing Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens (see the notes here). It is beautifully done, like all the Serge Lutens fragrances, but if you were to set out to create a fragrance I would be sure to dislike, you could not do much better than this. It is stunning though, and if you haven't tried it, I would recommend that you do, even if, like me, you hate patchouli. The patchouli is dry and earthy, the chocolate is bitter and dark, and the whole is wrapped in a sheer veil of murky forest green. I've done my duty and given it three tries, so now I can put it away. There, that was sort of a review, no?