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Bijan Women

$4.00

Bijan Women was launched in 1986, a time when bigger was better, a time when shoulder pads and hairdos were huge, and so were perfumes. This is a big scent with intense sillage, so be warned. It should be applied sparingly and discreetly to be fully appreciated - anything more than one dab or spritz will cause anosmia or paralysis. I exaggerate, but you get my drift.
 
The single spritz of Bijan Women opens full and floral, filled with orange citrus neroli, spiced rose, vegetal tuberose sharpened with lily of the valley, a floral symphony riding on a swelling base of honeyed moss and resins. It smells almost medicinal after a few minutes but then begins to sweeten as it moves into the heart, the spices becoming stronger with a hint of cumin, and then softening and becoming creamy with the addition of sandalwood, amber, tonka, and dark vanilla notes. The dry-down is deliciously plush as Bijan Women becomes more pliant and feminine, expanding and wafting with the lovely rose-spiced floral accord mixed with warm musky amber and powdered wood notes.
 
Bijan Women is a lush heady scent with a big bold sillage – one spritz will take you from dinner through to brunch smelling just as wonderful as the moment you stepped into the limo. Is it too dated, too 80’s, too much for our refined 21st century noses? Nooo, not at all. All those famous people can’t be wrong. When I wear Bijan, it makes me feel just like a diva, a mega-star, or even a queen, and sometimes that’s exactly what you want a perfume to do.
 
Notes: ylang-ylang, narcissus, orange blossom, bergamot, neroli and pimento, Persian jasmine, Bulgarian rose, lily-of-the-valley, carnation, honey, orrisroot and tuberose, Moroccan oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, benzoin, cedar, heliotrope, musk, tonka bean and vanilla.
Type: EdT
Parfumeur: Peter Bohm
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Price: $4.00
Gender: 
Feminine
Both