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Dark Puss

Several reviews (for what they are worth) on line for the Clean Reserve 'Rain' perfume. I, of course, have absolutely no idea - sorry.

Freda

This might be interesting http://www.cleanreserve.com/try-it-now/ but I am having trouble finding any information on a Glasgow store - so frustrating...!

Mary

Well, don't say your readers don't provide a good service ... because I was walking past SpaceNK this evening and remembered your question, so I popped in for a free spritz. (Doesn't take much encouragement to get me into a perfume shop!) I'm sniffing it on my wrist now and it's not what I'd call 'rainy' and it's certainly not English rain! I was expecting rain-drenched lilac leaves, maybe something clean and grassy but this is a bit tropical/fruity - more after the monsoon than April showers. I don't dislike it, but I don't think I'd buy it. Of course, it could smell entirely different on you! They had a tester but they didn't actually have any in stock - so don't trek out to the Richmond branch. However, there is a branch around the corner from Persephone Books - but I guess you know that!

Cornflower

Thanks for looking, DP.

Cornflower

Thank you, Freda. I think that must be the set the assistant in Space NK Oxford told me/raved about when I went in to inquire last month.

Cornflower

Mary, you are a star!
Thank you so much for that. Given what you say it may well be not quite what I was expecting or hoping for, so if I'm within easy reach of one of the bigger branches when I'm in London soon I'll go in and try.
Thank you again!

Lucille

I remember wanting to like White Linen by Estee Lauder for its name alone. It didn't work for me but from its description does sound a bit rainy!

Cornflower

The description is very appealing. I have a feeling I sampled it once and like you found it not all I'd hoped, though it gets 5 stars in Luca Turin's and Tanya Sanchez's "Perfumes: The A-Z Guide": '... having a maternal, protective aura, and reminds me of Thomas Pynchon describing the smell of breakfast floating over World War II-era London as "a spell against falling objects".'

Mary

But do you really want to smell of rationed bacon and powdered egg???

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