I've decided to add something new to the review catagory: Perfume Vignette- basically my first thoughts on a fragrance, more or less a small fragrance review.
I remember when Alexander McQueen's MyQueen came out, I was excited, the notes had been released and they sounded right up my alley, notes: sweet almond, violet, orange flower absolute, white musk, heliotrope, white flowers, patchouli, cedar, vetiver, iris, vanilla. Well, it was far more insipid that expected, bared an insane resemblance to the just released at the same time Alien by Thierry Mugler (they both even had purple bottles), I was very disappointed. Today, I gave it a chance to see what really developed. The beginning is violets hitting on the plasticy side, immediately moving in is the powedered pepper effect of the iris, vetiver, and cedar laced with the heliotrope and violet. Overall the effect is strange and comes off as sweeted white pepper powder with hints of green notes. The dry down a vanillic white musk with hints of peppered green powder.