Posts Tagged: jasmine

Jasmine future perfect

Nasomatto Nuda and Magnetic Scent Untitled #1: Jasmine future perfect

Winter has been very kind to Geneva and me, practically no snow inside the city throughout the cold months, which made avid skiers a bit restless because it meant they would have to plan their skiing trips well to hit

Jasmine future perfect

Nasomatto Nuda and Magnetic Scent Untitled #1: Jasmine future perfect

Winter has been very kind to Geneva and me, practically no snow inside the city throughout the cold months, which made avid skiers a bit restless because it meant they would have to plan their skiing trips well to hit

EAU DYNAMISANTE

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

EAU DYNAMISANTE

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

Alexander McQueen Kingdom vs YSL Nu

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

Alexander McQueen Kingdom vs YSL Nu

Is the King[dom] Nu[de]? Almost, but not quite…

Right after discussing the intangibility of the Great Discontinued scent, here I find myself talking about two of them… Kingdom and I have a history that goes two or three years back. I was in love with the bottle long

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.

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

Safran Nobile

Technique Indiscrete Safran Nobile: Fresh Nostalgia

Saffron is a magical spice. The magic starts from the color of the golden red threads, the warmest, richest hue of red in nature. It continues to enchant me with the way it is produced, wasting millions of delicate purple

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

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

Summer lovin'

Etro Anice: Summer is here…

The first days with the thermometer reaching 30°C are hear. It is officially summer. I don’t enjoy hot weather that much, especially when I have to spend my days in the city, going to work and doing all the things

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,

Kilian Asian Tales

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy: Asiaxploitation Tales

Kilian is the most generous perfume house. I just clicked once on their Facebook page and I keep receiving unexpected, unsolicited samples in the mail. This is so generous and I cannot thank them enough. I have recently received samples

Kilian Asian Tales

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony and Water Calligraphy: Asiaxploitation Tales

Kilian is the most generous perfume house. I just clicked once on their Facebook page and I keep receiving unexpected, unsolicited samples in the mail. This is so generous and I cannot thank them enough. I have recently received samples

Gender bending with Bernard Chant

Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne: the gender of the rose

Today I am very happy to participate as Guest Reviewer of the Day in one of my favourite blogs, Nero Profumo. If you would like to read my take on the classic Aramis 900 and whether it really takes some

Gender bending with Bernard Chant

Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne: the gender of the rose

Today I am very happy to participate as Guest Reviewer of the Day in one of my favourite blogs, Nero Profumo. If you would like to read my take on the classic Aramis 900 and whether it really takes some

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 importance of being honest

Spicebomb Viktor & Rolf: the importance of being honest

The last mass market release that I remember enjoying was L’Agent by Agent Provocateur. Most of what I have tried was not only boring but at times made me mad because I could see the disrespect for the market in

The importance of being honest

Spicebomb Viktor & Rolf: the importance of being honest

The last mass market release that I remember enjoying was L’Agent by Agent Provocateur. Most of what I have tried was not only boring but at times made me mad because I could see the disrespect for the market in

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

Route du Vetiver

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Route du Vetiver and how reformulation works

The first scent that got me stuck in niche perfumes was Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Route du Vetiver. But it was more of a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde experience… I was still only sampling when the name caught my

Route du Vetiver

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Route du Vetiver and how reformulation works

The first scent that got me stuck in niche perfumes was Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Route du Vetiver. But it was more of a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde experience… I was still only sampling when the name caught my

Sarassins

Sarrasins – A nightscape

“The idea of jasmine wrapped in the mystery of a new moon night”

Sarassins

Sarrasins – A nightscape

“The idea of jasmine wrapped in the mystery of a new moon night”