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Romea d’Ameor The Sovereigns of Egypt

October 19, 2009
Romea d’Ameor Les Souveraines dEgypte

Romea d’Ameor Les Souveraines d'Egypte

I don’t actually have much to say about this scent. It sounded promising — and promisingly complex; something that would unfold into subtle layers as it dried, something that would leave me sniffing my wrist trying to figure out what was going on now. The notes are pretty great: melon, passionfruit, lychee, cloves, orchid, jasmine, magnolia, rose, heliotrope, vetiver, iris, balsam of Peru, coconut, peach, vanilla, amber, musk.

I still hate jasmine, and I can’t handle it in BPAL scents, but occasionally it turns up in something otherwise good (Samsara, e.g.). I suppose I was hoping this would start a little fruity, then transform into a heady floral, and then settle into a powdery amber — a little sweet but tempered by the balsam of Peru, clove, and musk into something more mysterious.

When I put it on my wrists I told Zack I thought it was “nice,” and hoped it would open up slowly. Alas, it was not to be. Within 20 minutes it just smelled like sweet sugared vanilla amber on me. While that’s not a scent I hate, I already have it, done better and cheaper: BPAL’s Mouse’s Long and Sad Tale. This is definitely not one I’ll pick up a bottle of, and the decant is off to the swap pile. Sigh.

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