Posts Tagged: green

Coriandre Couturier

Jean Couturier Coriandre: the perfume that makes you question the value of civilisation

As perfumes evolve there are always some relics of the past that stay the same, perfumes that defy trends and fashion and remain in production for decades. I am not talking about legendary perfumes that have become the gold standard

Coriandre Couturier

Jean Couturier Coriandre: the perfume that makes you question the value of civilisation

As perfumes evolve there are always some relics of the past that stay the same, perfumes that defy trends and fashion and remain in production for decades. I am not talking about legendary perfumes that have become the gold standard

Min Scent Stories 1

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 1 : Long Board, Momento, The Botanist, Shaman, Moon Dust and Dahab

Min New York kindly offered me a set of samples of their new olfactory project, Scent Stories, s series of 11 perfumes available through their site and for registered members of the Min club only. This is Volume 1 which will

Min Scent Stories 1

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 1 : Long Board, Momento, The Botanist, Shaman, Moon Dust and Dahab

Min New York kindly offered me a set of samples of their new olfactory project, Scent Stories, s series of 11 perfumes available through their site and for registered members of the Min club only. This is Volume 1 which will

Kerosen Black Vines and Dirty Flower Factory

Kerosene Black Vines and Dirty Flower Factory

I am always looking forward to new Kerosene releases, not because John Pegg is “one of us”, a perfume blogger turned perfumer, but solely because I enjoy his perfumes and I find them beautiful and amusing. His Black Vines scent is not

Kerosen Black Vines and Dirty Flower Factory

Kerosene Black Vines and Dirty Flower Factory

I am always looking forward to new Kerosene releases, not because John Pegg is “one of us”, a perfume blogger turned perfumer, but solely because I enjoy his perfumes and I find them beautiful and amusing. His Black Vines scent is not

comme 2

Comme des Garçons 3: the fruit of pleasure

I must admit that summer can be oppressive. So many of the perfumes I love start feeling like a cage during hot weather. Citrus colognes are not really an option for me: my brain cells just don’t register them, I

comme 2

Comme des Garçons 3: the fruit of pleasure

I must admit that summer can be oppressive. So many of the perfumes I love start feeling like a cage during hot weather. Citrus colognes are not really an option for me: my brain cells just don’t register them, I

These are not linden blossoms!

Kerosene Pretty Machine: how do you play “linden flower” in Charades?

Disclosure No1: this review is based on a sample sent by the perfumer Disclosure No2: I haven’t the faintest idea what linden blossom smells like Why do I need to disclose this? Because Pretty Machine official description reads:  It’s as

These are not linden blossoms!

Kerosene Pretty Machine: how do you play “linden flower” in Charades?

Disclosure No1: this review is based on a sample sent by the perfumer Disclosure No2: I haven’t the faintest idea what linden blossom smells like Why do I need to disclose this? Because Pretty Machine official description reads:  It’s as

Magnetic Scent samples

Tindrer: smells like Joga (and Magnetic Scent collection quick sniff)

With niche perfume market booming it is hard to keep up with new releases and sometimes when I do try to keep up I often find myself wondering if it is really worth the trouble. Magnetic Scent is a new house

Magnetic Scent samples

Tindrer: smells like Joga (and Magnetic Scent collection quick sniff)

With niche perfume market booming it is hard to keep up with new releases and sometimes when I do try to keep up I often find myself wondering if it is really worth the trouble. Magnetic Scent is a new house

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Jacomo Silences

Jacomo Silences: why speak if you have nothing new to say?

Do you have an old aunt who lives across the city, you really love her but do not see her very often and at some point you feel the urge to visit with her because you do not know how

Sheltering austerity

Chanel No 19: my personal mantra

Gradually I tend to forget Canel No 19 in my wardrobe but every time we meet again I aim left speechless by the way this perfume is composed and behaves on my skin.The first minutes open with an almost acerbic,

Sheltering austerity

Chanel No 19: my personal mantra

Gradually I tend to forget Canel No 19 in my wardrobe but every time we meet again I aim left speechless by the way this perfume is composed and behaves on my skin.The first minutes open with an almost acerbic,

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

Alec Lawless

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless

I have always been intrigued by natural perfumes. I have not been able to test many of them mostly because the US is the Mecca of natural perfumery and buying samples from independent natural perfumers and having them shipped to

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

Fun and Colognes

Fun and Games with the Malones: Introductions

With spring making a grand entrance I was in a playful mood so I decided to have some fun with my Jo Malone bottles. After all the line encourages layering. But first some introductions are in order. Pomegrenate Noir needs no

The Creature is alive...

Kerosene Copper Skies and Creature: on a winning streak

I have tried the two recent Kerosene releases and I am happy to say that Kerosene is not a one hit artist. Copper Skies is an in-your-face amber scent and as such I am not the most suitable person to

The Creature is alive...

Kerosene Copper Skies and Creature: on a winning streak

I have tried the two recent Kerosene releases and I am happy to say that Kerosene is not a one hit artist. Copper Skies is an in-your-face amber scent and as such I am not the most suitable person to

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

Montale Patchouli Leaves

Montale Patchouli Leaves: a trip down patchouli road

Parfums Montale is oud. Or is it? Not quite… One of my favourite Montale perfumes is Patchouli Leaves (aka Patchouli as I have recently noticed, remember my remarks about confusing alternate names for the same Montale Perfume?). This is a

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to