Posts Tagged: honey

Richard-Mosse-2014-Deutsche-Börse-Photography-Prize-Feature

Serge Lutens Chypre rouge: tricked and treated

I first saw a Richard Moss photo a few months ago and I was shocked by the power of his creation. It wasn’t the photo featured here, which might seem like a whimsically photoshopped version of a digital collage. It

Richard-Mosse-2014-Deutsche-Börse-Photography-Prize-Feature

Serge Lutens Chypre rouge: tricked and treated

I first saw a Richard Moss photo a few months ago and I was shocked by the power of his creation. It wasn’t the photo featured here, which might seem like a whimsically photoshopped version of a digital collage. It

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

Aoud Cuir d'Arabie

Smells of Athens: Aoud Cuir d’Arabie and the leather sandals

It is really strange how familiar smells stay with me for all my life and influence the way future experiences are perceived. Even the most raw and animalic smell, the smell of cheap leather, became a part of me and

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

PARADISO ICK by Alessandro Gualtieri

YOU PARA | DISO: it’s the end of the world as we know it

Dear reader if you are reading this post you have survived the end of the world. Congratulations and welcome to the New World! If however you are not here what better way to embrace your destiny than by wearing YOU  PARA

PARADISO ICK by Alessandro Gualtieri

YOU PARA | DISO: it’s the end of the world as we know it

Dear reader if you are reading this post you have survived the end of the world. Congratulations and welcome to the New World! If however you are not here what better way to embrace your destiny than by wearing YOU  PARA

Slumberhouse Vikt, Sove, Grev, Jeke, Pear+Olive, Iska

Slumberhouse samples part 2 and the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Picking this up right where I left it… Vikt is a smoky and slightly animalic scent. It is smoky enough to make you think that this is a vetiver scent. A fresh cut wood note starts poking through the smokiness

Slumberhouse Vikt, Sove, Grev, Jeke, Pear+Olive, Iska

Slumberhouse samples part 2 and the beginning of a beautiful friendship

Picking this up right where I left it… Vikt is a smoky and slightly animalic scent. It is smoky enough to make you think that this is a vetiver scent. A fresh cut wood note starts poking through the smokiness

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Slumberhouse samples 1

Slumberhouse samples part 1

From the first spritz out of this sample collection I knew I had a lot of work to do. Incredibly dense and complex perfumes with a rough edge and strong notes jumping off my skin with claws to grab my

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

Serge Lutens Daim Blond

Daim Blond: the perfect leather for autumn

One of the first Lutens perfumes that I tried was Cèdre and I absolutely hated it. The ones that followed were also difficult for me but then came Daim Blond and it was simply stunning. It provided the key to

Serge Lutens Daim Blond

Daim Blond: the perfect leather for autumn

One of the first Lutens perfumes that I tried was Cèdre and I absolutely hated it. The ones that followed were also difficult for me but then came Daim Blond and it was simply stunning. It provided the key to

Musk light...

Serge Lutens Clair de Musc: tender is the musk

My first impression of Clair de Musc was that it is an unnecessarily expensive version of Bodyshop White Musk. After that it has been sitting in my perfume cabinet neglected until I decided to give it another try. My initial reaction

Musk light...

Serge Lutens Clair de Musc: tender is the musk

My first impression of Clair de Musc was that it is an unnecessarily expensive version of Bodyshop White Musk. After that it has been sitting in my perfume cabinet neglected until I decided to give it another try. My initial reaction

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

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

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

Feminté du Bois line up, Extrait in the middle (from perfumo.de)

Feminité du Bois Extrait: no cracks here

I have recently received a decant of Feminité du Bois Extrait from my very generous friend Saif. This was extremely kind of him because this is not a perfume one comes across easily. I think Feminité du Bois is a

Tom Ford Urban Musk

Tom Ford Urban Musk: mind-maps and memory hard-wiring

The last day of 2011 was marked by an unplanned, unexpected purchase and a happy trip to childhood. It was Tom Ford Urban Musk, from the Private Blend Collection, which at 175 euros for 50 ml (I’ll do the shameful

Tom Ford Urban Musk

Tom Ford Urban Musk: mind-maps and memory hard-wiring

The last day of 2011 was marked by an unplanned, unexpected purchase and a happy trip to childhood. It was Tom Ford Urban Musk, from the Private Blend Collection, which at 175 euros for 50 ml (I’ll do the shameful

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when