Review: Keiko Mecheri Genie des Bois
Happy 4th of July! I must apologize for the lack of posts this week - I've come down with an horrible ear infection and had to concentrate on dealing with that and somehow making it through the work week. But now I've got drugs and things are looking up! Especially since today I'm wearing one of my old favorites: Keiko Mecheri Genie des Bois. The fragrance opens with a delicious blast of aldehydes, cedar, and cinnamon. On your second sniff, you notice the violets,which become more and more prominent in the drydown. The violets are sweet and marry beautifully with the cedar and cinnamon. Genie des Bois sparkles in a way you don't expect in a fragrance with this composition. It lasts forever - I sprayed two spritzes this morning and will smell it strongly all day. Some people have disdained this fragrance, claiming it's a knockoff of Serge Lutens Bois de Violette. It does have some things in common with that scent - cedar and violets, namely. Its execution is very different, however, and in my opinion, actually better.