Posts Tagged: leather

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

Donna Karan Fuel for Men: Dressing up, stepping out!

Most fumeheads have a pivotal moment in their lives, a point of no return. Mine was July 25 2006. Starting a time honoured (since then) tradition I was looking to buy me a birthday present, a replacement bottle of one of my

Donna Karan Fuel for Men: Dressing up, stepping out!

Most fumeheads have a pivotal moment in their lives, a point of no return. Mine was July 25 2006. Starting a time honoured (since then) tradition I was looking to buy me a birthday present, a replacement bottle of one of my

Parfum d’Habit: the decadent aristocrat

Every time I think of Parfum d’Habit an image pops to my mind: the Venetian aristocrat dressed in black, wearing a gilded mask, walking the streets of Venice to fulfill the purpose this mask was created for: decadent behaviour outside

Parfum d’Habit: the decadent aristocrat

Every time I think of Parfum d’Habit an image pops to my mind: the Venetian aristocrat dressed in black, wearing a gilded mask, walking the streets of Venice to fulfill the purpose this mask was created for: decadent behaviour outside

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

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

Colours of Iris* Part 4: Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto

The beige suede iris Sometimes all one needs is a comforting scent, one that can be warn easily and make you feel like smiling. This is when I reach for my suede irises, Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto. There is so

Colours of Iris* Part 4: Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto

The beige suede iris Sometimes all one needs is a comforting scent, one that can be warn easily and make you feel like smiling. This is when I reach for my suede irises, Equistrius and Citta di Kyoto. There is so

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

Vitriol d’ Oeillet: a pyramid in the shape of an hourglass

My sample of Vitriol d’ Oeillet arrived today. And this is the best time for a quick sniff post. At least that’s the idea but let’s see how close I am going to stick to it. VdO opens like not

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: 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).