Posts Tagged: patchouli

Jacomo Coeur de Parfum

Smells of Geneva: Jacomo Coeur de Parfum and the smell of the Escalade

Wet blanket alert: this is a review of an obscure discontinued scent. You probably never heard of it and very few bloggers have reviewed it. It is however important to me. After my “Smells of Athens” series I thought that

Jacomo Coeur de Parfum

Smells of Geneva: Jacomo Coeur de Parfum and the smell of the Escalade

Wet blanket alert: this is a review of an obscure discontinued scent. You probably never heard of it and very few bloggers have reviewed it. It is however important to me. After my “Smells of Athens” series I thought that

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Habit Rouge EdP

Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum: the importance of the fine print

OK, I admit I got stuck. It seems that every year there comes this time for me where I have nothing new to say. And then it is a little difficult to get back on track again. I have been

Habit Rouge EdP

Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum: the importance of the fine print

OK, I admit I got stuck. It seems that every year there comes this time for me where I have nothing new to say. And then it is a little difficult to get back on track again. I have been

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

Teaser outline

Coco Noir: Through black… simplicity revealed

Today I had a chance to smell Coco Noir and it is nice, I like it. But once more I had to wonder “what were those people thinking of?”. I can see traces of the original Coco in the drydown

Teaser outline

Coco Noir: Through black… simplicity revealed

Today I had a chance to smell Coco Noir and it is nice, I like it. But once more I had to wonder “what were those people thinking of?”. I can see traces of the original Coco in the drydown

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

Night Watch

Van Gils Strictly for Men: a hand from an old friend

The past three weeks or so were difficult. In all sorts of ways. They have been the last weeks at work before summer holidays, loaded with things to do before August break. I love summer holidays but I hate summer.

Night Watch

Van Gils Strictly for Men: a hand from an old friend

The past three weeks or so were difficult. In all sorts of ways. They have been the last weeks at work before summer holidays, loaded with things to do before August break. I love summer holidays but I hate summer.

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

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 odd one...

Pomegranate Noir: the joy of blind sniffing revisited

Finding a house with a very definite character in its perfumes is a great pleasure for me. Immediately recognizable, the “house texture”, is for instance very strong in all Ormonde Jayne perfumes, from the resinous Tolu to the floral Frangipani.

the odd one...

Pomegranate Noir: the joy of blind sniffing revisited

Finding a house with a very definite character in its perfumes is a great pleasure for me. Immediately recognizable, the “house texture”, is for instance very strong in all Ormonde Jayne perfumes, from the resinous Tolu to the floral Frangipani.

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

"my head for an original masculine!"

Kokorico: a handful of chrysanthemums and patchouli leaves

DISCLOSURE: I am not a big fan of Le Male. I find it sweet. I recognize though that this is a historical fragrance that changed what we consider a mainstream masculine scent should smell like. I bought blind a 50ml

"my head for an original masculine!"

Kokorico: a handful of chrysanthemums and patchouli leaves

DISCLOSURE: I am not a big fan of Le Male. I find it sweet. I recognize though that this is a historical fragrance that changed what we consider a mainstream masculine scent should smell like. I bought blind a 50ml

Divine samples

A divine sampler: Parfums Divine

After reviewing L’ Homme de Coeur I felt I had to take a break from my iris series to talk about Parfums Divine. There is a lot of talk about how modern perfumes lack imagination and boldness. This is a

Divine samples

A divine sampler: Parfums Divine

After reviewing L’ Homme de Coeur I felt I had to take a break from my iris series to talk about Parfums Divine. There is a lot of talk about how modern perfumes lack imagination and boldness. This is a