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Smooth glide: A scent comparison with "Replica - Lipstick On"
As a confessing lipstick scent lover (what a word ;-) I of course like to write a few words about this new treasure right away.
I am always thinking about what exactly makes this ominous lipstick accord that smells so wonderfully waxy-powdery and mineral-dry.
Unfortunately I have not yet come to an answer in this regard, probably it is the interaction of several fragrances!?
In any case, it is exactly the same smell that gets into your nose when you (put on) some lipsticks, regardless of whether there is something fruity or gourmand around it.
Interestingly, in "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush" this is stored the other way round. The new lipstick collection by Jimmy Choo was perfumed with this scent, here it's "perfume before lipstick".
Right up front: the flacon is an absolute dream. It is made of heavy, facet-cut glass, a solid "gold" plate and a really heavy, high-quality "gold" stubble. The sprayer works well, you can dose with it quite accurately.
Now for the fragrance:
The "nose-apparent" similarity to "Replica - Lipstick On" has already been mentioned in the statements. I have applied the fragrances in parallel and can clearly confirm this impression. They start with the exact same lipstick note, whereas "Replica - Lipstick On" is a little sweeter at the beginning. In both cases I can clearly perceive heliotrope in the top note, the Replica also differs in an existing small fruity nuance; this only sets in later with Jimmy Choo. From the olfactory consistency I perceive the "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush" a bit finer and deeper, maybe more serious, the Replica tends to be more powdery and playful. But the differences are actually quite minimal at this point.
A big shortcoming of all lipstick scents tested so far is, to our regret, the relatively short durability of this special note.
When I apply a fragrance and this lipstick accord blows into my nose, I automatically start to wait how long this note will be noticeable. So far it has unfortunately always disappeared quite quickly.
Also "Replica - Lipstick On" belongs to this category. After about half an hour it develops more and more in the direction of a cuddly powdery iris scent. This is quite nice, but only reminds of the top note in gentle aftershocks.
In the statements it was already mentioned that the lipstick chord on "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush" fortunately lasts for a long time. So I went to the test with great hope and cheerfulness.
After about 1 hour, I first had the impression that the lipstick aspect is also getting more and more into the background. It follows with both fragrances a gentle gliding over into two each very nice fragrances, which are still quite similar to each other. The Jimmy Choo, too, develops a slightly fruity nuance in the course of the fragrance, which then even comes out more clearly than with the replica. While this fruity note has something cherryy about it for me in the Replica, it gets slightly buried in the Jimmy Choo. I hardly notice this fruity note in the projection, it is more present when sniffing directly on the skin.
"Replica - Lipstick On" is perhaps a ticking warmer, more airy, powdery and cuddly and sweeter in comparison. Heliotrope remains more present at the Jimmy Choo. In the base I can smell the patchouli more out of the replica, which gives it a slightly spicy and earthy nuance. The astonishing similarity between the two fragrances remains, however,
When I sniff directly at the applied spot of the "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush", I can actually still clearly perceive the original lipstick scent after several hours (!) - yay, a real novelty! Unfortunately, in the projection this reaches me only very gently. Here it surprisingly reminds me a bit of "Panthea Iris". They share a certain synthetic touch, which I don't find unpleasant. I will test this against, if I can verify it, often the memory is deceiving
During the parallel testing of "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush" and "Replica - Lipstick On" the image of two waves of scent came to my mind. They start at the same place, oscillate for a long time with very similar frequency and amplitude, sometimes the scent waves overlap, then they glide gently apart again without moving too far away from each other.
All in all, the Jimmy Choo is already clearly ahead in terms of intensity and duration of the lipstick note. The replica develops rather into a general powdery-cuddly sweet make-up scent.
The silage and hours of shelf life are very satisfactory for both fragrances.
I vary strongly between: I'm not sure if you really "need" both fragrances in view of the described similarities and at the same time the "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush" is already clearly ahead of me. It is a bit more valuable overall and holds the record for the durability of the lipstick accord of all lipstick scents I have tested so far.
And since "Replica - Lipstick On" seems to be out of production anyway, its fans now find a wonderful, unfortunately also a bit more expensive alternative with "Seduction Collection - Iris Crush".