Posts Tagged: neroli

John Varvatos Artisan Black

John Varvatos Artisan Black: neroli redemption

Artisan Black is a scent I have wanted to try for a long time but was not available at shops in Athens (my friend Nikos tells me that it has just been introduced in the market though). The original Artisan

John Varvatos Artisan Black

John Varvatos Artisan Black: neroli redemption

Artisan Black is a scent I have wanted to try for a long time but was not available at shops in Athens (my friend Nikos tells me that it has just been introduced in the market though). The original Artisan

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

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

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

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

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.

Tubéreuse Criminelle

Tubéreuse Criminelle: criminally genius and a Freudian footnote

Polianthes tuberosa is a plant that doesn’t grow in Europe. It’s not an ingredient you can see in its natural form, smell the flower and be able to recognize the note in a perfume. However it is one of the easiest

Tubéreuse Criminelle

Tubéreuse Criminelle: criminally genius and a Freudian footnote

Polianthes tuberosa is a plant that doesn’t grow in Europe. It’s not an ingredient you can see in its natural form, smell the flower and be able to recognize the note in a perfume. However it is one of the easiest

Mandarine Mandarin

Mandarine Mandarin: You say Mandarin, I say Chutney

Pumpkin and Mandarin Chutney with Orange Blossom Water —•— 200 gr of pumpkin flesh 4 candied mandarins or mandarins in heavy syrup 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon of mace or nutmeg ½ teaspoon of cumin

Mandarine Mandarin

Mandarine Mandarin: You say Mandarin, I say Chutney

Pumpkin and Mandarin Chutney with Orange Blossom Water —•— 200 gr of pumpkin flesh 4 candied mandarins or mandarins in heavy syrup 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds, crushed 1 teaspoon of mace or nutmeg ½ teaspoon of cumin