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2x SUDDENLY MADAME GLAMOUR Eau de Parfume 50ml by Suddenly Madame Glamour

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Now here's the rub...as the evening wore on, I warmed to the Coco Mademoiselle sample on my left arm: it seemed to have more body and complexity, but for reasons that I could not put my finger on. Pressing into service a medical term typically applied to urinary tract infections, I now believed the Coco sample was slightly superior for "non-specific" reasons that were something to do with its "modern chypre" base.

As the first spritz hit my arm, it wafted up to my nose and I thought: "That's Coco Mademoiselle, I recognise that!", but once the second one was applied, I was not so sure any more, as they were remarkably similar. The second one seemed stronger, with more of a patchouli note to it, so I decided that it was probably the Coco Mademoiselle after all. I actually preferred the first scent, because it was softer, like an EDT version of the Coco, near as dammit. And yes, I sensed that there might also be "less going on with it", but to be honest, my perfume deconstruction skills are so remedial that I couldn't really tell you what I thought WAS going on with the scent I now believed to be Coco Mademoiselle. After several solemn challenges by Mr Bonkers of the "Is that your final answer?" variety, I settled on my verdict and he confirmed that I had correctly told the two scents apart. I asked him if he would like to smell them now and see which he preferred, to which he replied: "I can smell them both from miles away - just take yourself away, will you?" So no advance on our sample of one, then... As a substitute, no I don’t feel it *is* – it just doesn’t meet the standard of Chanel, IMO; however, just because it isn’t an exact copy is no reason to dismiss it. As a perfume in its own right, it’s perfectly acceptable, and is actually very pleasant. For me it would never replace CCM but I’d be happy to wear it for its own sake.Thank you for all of your help; not only do I really appreciate it but once again, I am touched by the kindness of strangers. :-) On me it seems to have less staying power than CCM but I wouldn’t hold it against it...CCM lasts for ages on me – right through until I wake up if I don’t shower or bathe before bed (yeah it happens sometimes....nights out an’ all that!). Thank you so much for this excellent review and test. I am a huge fan of Coco Mademoiselle (possibly in the minority here!) - it's been my signature scent for at least eight years! However, finances not being what they were, I've been curious to discover whether there was any truth in the rumour that it was (almost) as good as CM, or whether it was in fact, just hype.

One of my friends mentioned it being good (I was unaware of the newspaper article until a few days ago) but one person's idea of similar can be vastly different to another's.... especially when that person doesn't actually wear CM and was relying on her memory of having tried it in a store, and SMG (*not* a sub-machine gun, or Buffy!) at another friend's! I was rather hoping she would be able to get me a bottle so I could do a comparison but that was an epic fail - she wouldn't even venture into a Lidl store! We've all got a go-to fragrance or two, often including a chic everyday scent and a designer one - possibly one of the best perfumes of all time - for special occasions. But fragrance is a luxury and many popular scents carry a hefty price tag, so when it comes to getting a replacement, many of us seek out a more affordable option. It's not always easy, however, and finding the perfect perfume dupe can be a difficult job, as the difference between cheap and expensive perfumes isn't always obvious, and sometimes the cheaper options are the most long-lasting perfumes.

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