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Dior Poison Girl (EdP) vs. Armaf Eternia // Arab clone beats designer
Moin all you crazy perfumas (and you crazy perfumos, if you're reading this too) out there. I hope you are well. :-)
(Just a quick review? This one starts as always visible below)
Shall we start with some useless knowledge? Good! Because that's my area of expertise! :-P
So here are three facts that won't get you anywhere in life, but will still bring you joy - to loosen up, so to speak! So:
- The most common search query on Yahoo is "Google."
- In most cases, the packaging of cornflakes contains more nutrients than the cornflakes inside it.
- Dr. Oetker's first name is August.
There, that's enough for now
Let's get back to the serious stuff! I wrote in my last review about two cheap banger fragrances from the house of Banana Republics (Dark Cherry & Amber + Tobacco & Tonkabean) and at the end announced to the ladies (especially the sweet tooth!) that my next review will be about a still very unknown banger Cheapie from an Arab fragrance house.
This Cheapie is
*drum roll please* "Tadaaa" (is that how you spell it?) the "Eternia Woman" from Armaf. Not only the pyramid of fragrances gives you an idea that this fragrance is based on a well-known model, as is typical for Armaf. Therefore, I present this fragrance also in direct comparison to its role model, the Poison Girl (EdP) by Dior.
So we start but as usual pragmatic and rummage through the respective categories :-)
Flacon: Poison Girl 9/10 - Eternia 3/10
Let's start with the bottle from the house of Dior. And we make it short. I find him great and absolutely appropriate. Bright color. Solid glass, good feel, great sprayer. Here everything fits.
Well, and now to the armafflakon. What can I say? This bottle does not deserve the designation and is pretty much the worst of its kind, which I was allowed to hold in my hand so far. Cheap plastic, terrible Zippo lighter design, filling level not recognizable and a sprayer that even compared to the cheapest drugstore bottles still catastrophically bad. Really a complete complete disaster. Only plus point. From 1.5m distance is not so bad to look at on the shelf.
The fragrance: Poison Girl 8.5/10 - Eternia 9/10
Again, we start with the Poison Girl. And right off the bat, this fragrance does not even try in restraint but hits directly and sweet-loud on the 12. lemon and orange in the top note let a certain citrus freshness guess, but this has at no time a chance. The orange is rather only recognizable by a fruity sweetness. It gets straight bubble-gummy (great word), but without getting too cutesy-kitschy-childish. The typical combination of vanilla and light rose sets the tone. After a short time, the next main actor comes on stage, the bitter almond. This provides for this wonderful, light marzipan vipe. The tonka bean also adds some sweetness. There is no real scent progression after a short while. The fragrance is after 20 minutes in the development at the end. Is but for all who like it sweet most certainly dreamlike.
Let's move on to the Eternia, and for this I had only one word after the first smell: Wow!!! This one also starts off incredibly direct and loud. And he is so frighteningly close to his role model that it makes no sense to chew through the same fragrance description again. There are a few small differences though. I like the Eternia - and this is surprising - even better. It's a bit sweeter overall - and you have to like sweet to like this scent - a bit "lighter" and a lot creamier. Sandalwood is listed in both, but it's much more noticeable in the Eternia and it makes for a dreamy creaminess along with the orange blossom. Synthetic? Definitely, but not at all pungent or distracting. (This also applies to the model of Dior, by the way!) The fragrance is, in short, just insane!
Short form: two pretty direct, continuous licorice raspler - Eternia even sweeter, even louder, even creamier - even more delicious!
Shelf life: Poison Girl 8/10 - Eternia 9/10
Anyone who follows my reviews knows what the scoring means. Poison Girl holds its good 8 hours. Totally okay.
The Eternia, however, actually holds even better. 9-10 hours creates this without problems.
Sillage: Poison Girl 8/10 - Eternia 9/10
Here the same, Poison Girl really passable especially in the first 2 hours over an arm's length perceptible without filling rooms. The Eternia, however, fills the first 2-3 hours EVERY room and is also thereafter anything but skin deep. Great cinema!
Wearability: Poison Girl 7,5/10 - Eternia 6,5/10
Here Poison Girl has, due to the not quite so heavy sillage, slightly ahead. Both but clearly candidates for the fall / winter. To celebrate or for a date also all year round. Only the midsummer I would clearly avoid here. For me, all fragrances in this world are unisex, however, this one is already extremely feminine! Age? Doesn't matter. Also suitable for young-at-heart sweet tooth. :-)
Compliments: Poison Girl 9/10 - Eternia 9/10
They're both on equal footing here and they'll both be very well received properly dosed too. My wife has not received any negative feedback for any so far. However, already a lot of positive. The Eternia was even re-bought twice by acquaintances. That is here clearly at the ratio of.....
...Price / performance PG 7/10 - Eternia 10/10
With about 90,00€/100ml Poison Girl plays here in the typical Dior league. For me, almost a little too expensive, but still just within the framework. But just not to compare with the already almost ridiculous 25.00 € for 80ml, which Armaf calls up here. Outrageously cheap price, which invites to the blind purchase!
Poison Girl is a typically sweet designer that knows how to please if you like sweet scents. You get this with a designer typical H/S, at a designer typical price. The bottle is great, also the sprayer is above average.
The Eternia, on the other hand, is a clone that I like even better fragrance-wise and brings an extremely good H/S. For this price already almost Beastmode! For this, the bottle is pretty much the worst I was ever allowed to hold in my hand. The sprayer is disastrous and is even below drugstore level. But all that is negligible at this dumping price. You want one of the two scents? If you want the original by all means go for it, for those who already have and love the original, and for those who don't care to buy a clone, get the Eternia!!! This fragrance is simply world class and Armaf shows once again that a fragrance does not have to be expensive!!!
So dear ones, thank you for your time.
You've done it. So now get back to taking care of the important things in life.
Like, for example, the Icelandic word for the panda bear. It's bambusbjörn, by the way.
Yes, yes useless knowledge, my greatest strength.
My greatest weakness? Ask my wife. Whereby, she herself is probably the answer ;-)
As always hanseatic greetings ⚓