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Bottega Veneta Pour Homme ~ fragrance review

Bottega Veneta Pour Homme’s inspiration was “the outdoors”…the Italian outdoors; the company description ignites wanderlust:

…a journey north from the Veneto region, where we find ourselves in the Dolomites. Amid the lush mountain meadows, sits a farmhouse; a rustic retreat from reality. The interior is paneled with pinewood and the windows are open wide, letting in a gentle breeze evocative of hay, fir cones, and pine needles from the nearby woods; combined with the chilled air from the glacial stream that is bordered by wild irises.

(We’ll stop there, because the rest of the narrative1 becomes muddled.)

If Bottega Veneta Pour Homme takes me to that cabin in the mountains of Italy, I’ll be happy…

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Prada Candy L’Eau, Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire ~ fragrance reviews

Today, quick reviews of two new (and sweet) flankers: Prada Candy L’Eau and Dolce & Gabbana The One Desire.

Prada Candy L’Eau

Prada Candy L'Eau

Candy L’Eau is the latest from Prada, and it’s meant to be a lighter version of 2011′s Prada Candy. And yes, that’s just what it is — the start is fresher, cleaner and paler, with plenty of bright citrus replacing the deeper fruit notes of Candy, and as it ages on skin, a lighter dose of Candy’s root beer-ish benzoin. There’s also less caramel sugar, less dark woods, and, well, less of everything: if you really wanted a summer version of Candy, or if the original Candy was just too much candy for your tastes, Candy L’Eau might well suit you just fine…

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