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Luctor et Emergo - Eau de Toilette

Eau de Toilette

Luctor et Emergo - Eau de Toilette Sizes Available:
100ml $130
0.7ml sample $5
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Magic in a bottle. It's been decades since a fragrance has made me this obsessed. Give it time to develop on your skin. What starts as a medicinal cherry chloraseptic morphs into an airy, almond incense swirl. Something in the notes lifts it, keeps its from being heavy or cloying. Wish the body cream was available because I'd bathe in it. My desert island perfume!
By   - Anon from Los Angeles on 2/28/2020
This the second time I order this, I really enjoy this. This not a fragrance to me but a mood it's soothing and soft a little strange but i like it. Soft wood cherry and vanilla. If i keep repurchasing it than maybe it should be in my collection. Hmm
By   - Self Employed from Miami on 1/28/2018
I sampled the edp the same day after finding the edt too fleeting. On my skin, oddly enough I detected no marzipan or playdoh at all. Instead, I got boozy cherry wood. Overall, POTTL is utterly unique and a must try. I highly recommend the edp version for its longevity and resinous detectability, cult following notwithstanding.
By   - New York City  from Retired Artist on 6/14/2016
I'm soooo confused... is this what all the hype is about??? I ordered a sample just to give it a shot (and hold off on my inclination to do a blind buy) to see how it works with my body chemistry. I wanted to love it... but on first whiff, it smells like I slathered play-dough all over my wrist! No, this is not an exaggeration!! I am so serious. I actually think there was another reviewer who indicated the same. Figuring I would try to give it the benefit of the doubt, I waited for the dry down. 3 hours later, it smells like stale play dough. I can't imagine this being a cult fave! It's so baffling. Oh well... and so my search continues for my "signature scent." This certainly isn't it!!
By   - from Connecticut on 7/12/2012
First tried this back in March & "cherry playdoh" was totally apt. Tried it again now that the weather is warmer & it's better. But still not great. Not bad, but not great. I don't know what to think about this one at all.
By   - from Mpls on 6/27/2011
I actually bought the perfume version of this last year, and I was really disappointed to find that the smokiness of the perfume made me smell kind of "musty" after a while. This is particularly the case because I live somewhere cold and therefore have to layer my clothes -- which can cause my perfume to get heated up throughout the day. In my experience, most of the lovely cherry-hay scent became overshadowed by the musty-smoke scent by the time two hours has passed. All of this is to say that I much prefer the toilette version, which, yes, is somewhat lighter and less resinous upon initial application, but which retains its loveliness in a way that the perfume (and the lotion) does not. It does not last as long as the perfume, but I don't at all mind reapplying throughout the day. My husband loves this scent -- and this the same guy who wrinkled his nose at the perfume version.
By   - professor from Syracuse, NY on 10/19/2009
EWWW....Cherry Scented Eau de Play-Doh! Way over priced to smell like kids clay. Cherry starts off strong and with in minutes the plastic smell starts to kick in.Does not last long on the skin overall.Save your money on this one and pass it by.
By   - from NY on 7/17/2009
To start, Im getting cherry cough syrupy type whiffs, kind of strong. Not very appealing. Within minutes something that smells to me of cinnamon comes through the cherry and its actually a nice combo! I have to admit Im probably being more generous with my praise for this because of all the hype that surroundes it - its really hard to ignore! If this was a cheap drugstore perfume that someone gave me Id probably throw it at them! I get the FAINTEST whiff of playdoh and I mean faint, only when I inhale deeply. WEIRD! My husband ran away from me while I was wearing this.
By   - admin from melbourne on 5/28/2009
I have never liked gourmand fragrances. I like vanillas, but they have to be subtle and not too sweet, so you can say that I was a bit hostile against putting this on. I have been wearing it for two days now and this is probably the most comforting scent I've ever worn. It's calming almost serene. A true skin scent. Perhaps THE ONE. it stays close to you like a soft but complex whisper. The top notes on me are grass a bit of smoke and some sort of spicy wood. This only lasts for about 10 minutes. When it sinks in it leaves a milky soft smell of almonds, smoky vanilla, shy cherries and wood. I cant say I would put this in the category of gourmands, to me it's a skin scent with a twist. It's potent and lasts and lasts never to take over it's wearer. I think I'm addicted. I actually cant stop smelling myself!
By  on 7/9/2008
Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you. Ok, look, I was totally prepared to hate this scent just based on how much other people love it. But alas--while I can vaguely see why other people scream "Play-doh" at the scent, I am utterly in love. Vanilla cherry tobacco is exactly what I smell--an expensive, smooth pipe tobacco, still in its wooden box. It is a musty, woody, sweet, earthy scent that give way to the faintest smell of powder. I scrolled to the bottom of the page and saw the "if you like this, you'll also like Mazzolari's Alessandro" and that's dead on the money. I really like Alessandro but it's too innocent and fresh for me. POTL is Alessandro grown up and smokey. I am tempted to shell out the bucks for the parfum version of this--that's how taken I am with it. I could not be happier with this ever-so-hyped scent. I'm really glad I tried this.
By   - entrepreneur from austin on 6/19/2008
Very odd scent. I get the play-doh which is what I find particularly strange. I also get the cherry and tobacco which remind me of the black cherry flavored cigarillos. This might make an interesting scented candle but not something I'd wear on my skin.
By   - Nurse from Montreal on 4/9/2008
Eau de Play-Doh! I can't imagine anyone under 6 wanting to parade about smelling like this. Sorry ... I even tried it twice. This concoction doesn't even deserve the 1 asterisk rating -- there wasn't an option for "0."
By   - from NYC on 9/11/2007
Like the EDP better. The EDT does have a very slight play doh note which disappears almost immediately after putting it on. The EDP lasts longer with no play-doh. Lovely unique scent. I really have not smelled anything like this.
By   - sales from rochester, ny on 1/13/2007
I'm wearing it now - it is the polar opposite of floral, fresh, sweet, all those is wonderful and I wear it just for me. At first spritz, it does put me in mind of a Smith Brothers cherry cough drop, but after that, it becomes mesmerizing.
By   - teacher from Hunterdon county, NJ on 10/21/2006
"prized ingredients we can't name" whatever they may be, the highest component seems to be whatever gives play doh it's scent. this stuff smells exactly like play doh! a nice smell, perhaps, when playing with play doh at age 5, but not to take away with you
By   - filmmaker from la, ca on 8/9/2006
yeah..."not great" is an understatement. i have no idea how this is suppose to smell. the description is kind of cool sounding...but the EDT makes me think of an older fragrance that an older woman might wear...i mean like 60. no offense to anyone who may like it or may be 60. and i can't even pick out anything but maybe a little vanilla....which is the only good thing. and it's tres cher price tag is jaw dropping for what you get to smell like. i'm sure it's just my chemistry...but on me it is not a comforting smell. more like nauseating. sorry.
By   - from ohio on 6/27/2006
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