Femme Frenzy, part Deux. review of Modern Femme by Rochas

     There is a song in my heart while wearing this perfume and it goes something like this

“I’m only cumin, of flesh and blood I stank

I’m only cumin, you know you like it rank…”

apologies to Human League.  (thanks Vance!)

    Anyhow, the first spritz of this one is HELLLLOOO CUMIN!!  Loads of it, coming off of me like I’m a stanky cabby in NYC.  I walk past my cat and he runs in repulsion.  My baby screws up her face and looks a little afraid.  And yet…I like it.   Sure, it’s off putting for a few moments (note to self: LIGHTER application), but if you can get past the intial blast, it steals your heart.   

After the blast of cumin comes the familiar notes of old Femme, but with a delicate trail of cuminy stank.  Remember my Gucci post, where I likened the skank-stank to Bridgette Bardot making a creme brulee while gently sweating?  Sweet and sexy as all get out?  Well, imagine Bridgette no longer gently sweating, but letting the drops roll of her body and into your plum and peach compote.  You are the male companion she is cooking for.  You know you should be repulsed, and yet, when she dips her finger into the warm compote sauce and beckons to you, you come running to lick it off, sweat and all.  She smiles at you and tells you to bring the wine out to the fireplace where the two of you go back to the first Femme’s nuzzling.  However your head pounds with a promise of more than PG-13….Where the vintage Femme purrs with slow seduction, the new Femme growls with a smoldering come hither, demanding your services. 

 Now then, this review is based on both the EDP and the Parfum.  the Parfum is a bit more gentle in it’s handling of the cumin, and smells much more like the old Femme.  The EDP on the other hand get’s on with it’s bad self and gives you an inital whollop of the cumin and a trail through out the stunning composition.  It wears all day long.  I can smell hints of the juice tantalizing me through out the day whenever I turn my head or flick my wrist.  It’s even radiating it’s warm smoldery siren sex call as I lay down for the night.  This reformulation is more shocking than it’s predecesor making it harder to wear in theory.  However, I’ve road tested both amongst the populace in the last few days.  Vintage Femme recieved raves as sexy, warm and almost cuddly in a dirty way.  Everyone loved it with out a second thought.  New Femme however received adjectives such as “ooooh” “dangerous” “damn” and even “that’s REALLY hot” from my subjects.  The King, most notably prefers the composition of NEW Femme to the other (and anything else I’ve worn for that matter) as it is SKANKY and smells like a real woman should.  Who could argue with that?  Even strange men on the street turn thier heads as I walk buy without a look of fright on thier face.  I attribute that to my skanky sex glow of new Femme. 

So, in Summary

Old Femme — Seduce me slowly in front of the fire on a cashmere blanket or bear skin rug.  Lot’s of heavy petting and maybe a slide home.  A classic, real bombshell perfume for intimate seduction.

New Femme — Reeeoow!  I put on my FMP’s and you’re going to be a good boy and come to Mama! 

What do you guys think?  What other original and reformulations do you love ? 

Up soon will be a decant listing, as I need to replete the national household treasury….

Published in: on September 14, 2007 at 1:31 pm  Comments (4)  

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. When you say, “Apologies to Howard Jones,” what you mean to say is apologies to Human League. No biggie.

  2. Thanks Darling!
    I was still wearing ruffled panties during that period of music, so I am easily confused. I truly thought I had it right. Edit!

  3. I love this perfume. I am constantly searching for similar cuminy perfumes to try. any suggestions?

  4. Elyse,

    Amouge 25 Jubilation is cuminy as is Gucci I and Alexander McQueens My Kingdom. I am sure there are others ot there. Is it the cumin itself of the slight body odor that does it for you? If it is B.O. I can suggest a few others.
    Welcome to my readership!

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