Posts Tagged: musk

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche: Belle de jour

If oud has rightfully owned the title of most (over)used perfume note in the ’10s leather has really made it fight for this title. In fact don’t let the hype deceive you, more fragrances launched in our decade boast the

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fetiche

Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Cuir Fétiche: Belle de jour

If oud has rightfully owned the title of most (over)used perfume note in the ’10s leather has really made it fight for this title. In fact don’t let the hype deceive you, more fragrances launched in our decade boast the

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

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

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

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

Fields of Rubus and Wood Heaven, Kerosene

Kerosene Fields of Rubus and Wood Haven: whips and kisses

Talented John Pegg appears to be quite prolific as well. In less than two years Kerosene Perfumes is releasing their sixth and seventh scent. This is a big bet because among the first five releases stood three breathtaking perfumes: R’oud

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

Less is more...

Eau Pour le Jeune Homme: where less is more

Every time I sit down to review a Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier perfume I get really nervous. No matter how well I try to describe them I will always be missing hints and delicate aspects that keep revealing themselves wearing

Less is more...

Eau Pour le Jeune Homme: where less is more

Every time I sit down to review a Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier perfume I get really nervous. No matter how well I try to describe them I will always be missing hints and delicate aspects that keep revealing themselves wearing

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

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

...because you can't stuff it!

Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille: Ceci n’est pas une vanille.

This perfume reminded me immediately of Magritte’s question: is it a pipe if you can’t stuff it? Is an image of a pipe the same as a pipe? The treason of images… Vanilla fragrances are not on my radar because

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

Les Néréides, Fleur Poudrée de Musc

Fleur Poudrée de Musc: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the stinkiest of them all?

I am following smellythought’s blog regularly and he recently posted his impressions on Musc Ravageur. He mentions, as well as many others, that this was not the Devastating Musk he expected it to be and I agree. Even Muscs Koublai

Les Néréides, Fleur Poudrée de Musc

Fleur Poudrée de Musc: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the stinkiest of them all?

I am following smellythought’s blog regularly and he recently posted his impressions on Musc Ravageur. He mentions, as well as many others, that this was not the Devastating Musk he expected it to be and I agree. Even Muscs Koublai

Boldness in classicism

Kouros: a metaphor for life

I recently read in terror that Kouros could be reformulated (I am sure it will not be the first time) and I realized that I have never owned a bottle of this and it would be a pity to miss.

Boldness in classicism

Kouros: a metaphor for life

I recently read in terror that Kouros could be reformulated (I am sure it will not be the first time) and I realized that I have never owned a bottle of this and it would be a pity to miss.

...don't fear the reaper!

Muscs Koublai Khan: don’t fear the reaper

All previous week was marked by a horrible flu that has kept me in bed and crawling on the floor with the most exhausting cough, runny nose and tiniest fever that makes all your body ache, sends shivers up your

...don't fear the reaper!

Muscs Koublai Khan: don’t fear the reaper

All previous week was marked by a horrible flu that has kept me in bed and crawling on the floor with the most exhausting cough, runny nose and tiniest fever that makes all your body ache, sends shivers up your

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

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L’ Air de Rien: Image Fantôme

Untitled from MemoryOf Scent on Vimeo. Ghost Image – Pavane for a deceased child  Your photo on the bookshelves falls by itself there is no wind, no draft it’s a hand without a palm, without a body that throws it

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L’ Air de Rien: Image Fantôme

Untitled from MemoryOf Scent on Vimeo. Ghost Image – Pavane for a deceased child  Your photo on the bookshelves falls by itself there is no wind, no draft it’s a hand without a palm, without a body that throws it

This + No19=No19 Poudré

A comment on Chanel No19 Poudré

As if anyone needed one… Anyway… I love the original No19. I tried the new “flanker”. I like it. It is a beautiful scent. But then there is this question that needs to be answered: Why? If you like the

This + No19=No19 Poudré

A comment on Chanel No19 Poudré

As if anyone needed one… Anyway… I love the original No19. I tried the new “flanker”. I like it. It is a beautiful scent. But then there is this question that needs to be answered: Why? If you like the