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Gravel – A Man’s Cologne: this is the essence of discontinuation

I have been going through my samples trying to make some sort of a catalogue so that I can actually be able to go back and find what I really want. So I came across this vial I knew I

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Gravel – A Man’s Cologne: this is the essence of discontinuation

I have been going through my samples trying to make some sort of a catalogue so that I can actually be able to go back and find what I really want. So I came across this vial I knew I

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

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

Sheltering Skies

Annick Goutal Sables: hotter than July

I have used the term “the odd one out” for another Annick Goutal perfume, Vetiver and for Pomegranate Noir and I use it as a compliment because it takes dare and imagination to create something that clashes with the perfume style a

Summer doesn't have to be clean

Eau d’Hermès and Grain de Plaisir: Strange Waters

Living in a warm climate and with summer approaching fast I find myself turning to lighter, citrus fragrances. My love for weird smells keeps poking me and pointing me to strange directions though. Grain de Plaisir is part of the

Summer doesn't have to be clean

Eau d’Hermès and Grain de Plaisir: Strange Waters

Living in a warm climate and with summer approaching fast I find myself turning to lighter, citrus fragrances. My love for weird smells keeps poking me and pointing me to strange directions though. Grain de Plaisir is part of the

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

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

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

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

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

the vetiver at the end of the scope

Vetiver Oriental: the olfactory oxymoron

Vetiver is one of my favourite notes. It is part of the base of more perfumes than one can detect. It gives a warm, woody facet to them. But it can also shine as the star in many performances. It

"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

L' Homme de Coeur

Colours of Iris* Part 3: L’ Homme de Coeur

The crisp white iris I remember reading some good reviews on this one and finding a good deal on the sample pack from the official site of Parfums Divine. I wasn’t expecting the sheer beauty of this Man of Heart.

L' Homme de Coeur

Colours of Iris* Part 3: L’ Homme de Coeur

The crisp white iris I remember reading some good reviews on this one and finding a good deal on the sample pack from the official site of Parfums Divine. I wasn’t expecting the sheer beauty of this Man of Heart.

The haunted iris

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of

The haunted iris

Colours of Iris* Part 1: Iris Silver Mist

The grey iris A few years ago iris was the big thing. Everyone discovered overnight how iris is the most expensive note in a perfumer’s cabinet. How it takes 5 years of growing the beautiful flower and 3 years of

Cuir Ottoman

Cuir Ottoman: The Scent of Rage (based on a true story)

Life sometimes is surprising. Just when you think that you have a fragrance figured out something happens and you see it from a different perspective. This happened to me yesterday. The scent in question was Cuir Ottoman (Parfum d’ Empire).

Cuir Ottoman

Cuir Ottoman: The Scent of Rage (based on a true story)

Life sometimes is surprising. Just when you think that you have a fragrance figured out something happens and you see it from a different perspective. This happened to me yesterday. The scent in question was Cuir Ottoman (Parfum d’ Empire).