I must thank LuckyScent for showing me this one. Usually, when I order something, they send me two or three complimentary samples. I never hold my breath for those, as […]
You can divide oud fragrances in two general categories: those that smell like the real thing and those that imitate only certain parts of the real thing. To put it […]
Lavande 44 is Rania J’s take on Fougere. Fougere is a genre of fragrances characterized by lavender, oak moss and other herbal notes. Fougere fragrances are typically masculine and have […]
Discovering the creations of Rania Jouaneh (Rania J) is the ultimate reward of fragrance hunting. Diving into the deep end of perfumes and emerging with a fragrance jewel is what […]
The best way to cure the end-of-summer blues is by putting on a great fall fragrance. For me, the fall has always been a season of melancholy and reflection. It […]
I think it was about time that someone created a big, bold and beautiful oriental fragrance. Just like the ones Jacques Guerlain used to make: grand and unapologetic; never too […]
Carner Barcelona does one thing well. It bring us fragrances that epitomize the leisurely joie de vivre that its namesake city is known for. The company’s website says it best:”Carner […]
Tom Ford is probably the only company whose releases consistently get me excited. With masterpieces like Tobacco Vanille, Noir de Noir and Tuscan Leather it’s easy to see why.Tom Ford’s […]
I’ve been in the fragrance game for eight years now. To be clear, I’ve been collecting perfume since 2009 and have been writing about it since 2012. According to many […]
I’ll be honest. I’m writing this review based on my impressions of Soleil Blanc on my flight from Barcelona to Toronto. In other words, this review hasn’t gone through the usual process I use to review fragrances.
Before I review a fragrance, I usually wear it several times, so I can get a good idea of what it smells like and how it performs. With Soleil Blanc, however, I decided to do something more casual and literally on the fly. Considering that Soleil Blanc is a simple and rather linear scent, I think I won’t do it much disservice to review it without several wears.
Nisean by Parfums de Marly is a proof that an woody-oriental fragrance can be conventional without being boring. The first spray will deliver a healthy dose of the typical for the genre resins, woods and flowers. You may smile and say to yourself that Nisean is a well-composed fragrance but nothing you haven’t smelled before and you’ll be right.
Myths Man by Amouage is the 2016 installment in the company’s main line of fragrances. Under the direction of Christopher Chong, Amouage has released numerous fragrances that have gathered all-around […]
We all have been there before. You find a fragrance you love just to discover all your friends hate it. You might rationalize saying people have different tastes. That’s true but it’s probably not the only reason why people turn their noses up.
Here are three reasons you’d never guess why people may hate your perfume.
To get a sense what it’s like experiencing Hermes’s Rocabar, take your favourite song and play it very at a very low volume. You can barely hear a coherent melody and all the straining kills your joy.
Rocabar is one of the perfumes that make up the core Hermes’s fragrance collection. Others fragrances it includes are Belle Ami, Equipage, Caleche, and Eau d’Hermes. I have been unfortunate to have never smelled the original release of Rocabar, as rumour has it, it was an amazing fragrance. I recall smelling a reformulated version around 2009, which I remember being a lot more potent than the watery juice Hermes is currently peddling.
Two years ago I wrote that Creed Aventus is the perfume of choice for soulless climbers of the career ladder. I’m not sure why but today I have warmer feelings toward Aventus and its ubiquitous wearers.
I have to be honest – I have always liked Creed Aventus. Olivier Creed masterfully blended roasted pineapple, smoke and creamy vanilla to create fragrance that is original, versatile and with mass-appeal at the same time. Balancing originality and mass market appeal appears to be a tall order for many designer fragrance houses.
What comes to mind when you hear Clive Christian? For me, it’s opulent chandeliers and this brooding image of him.
As I keep swirling Clive Christian in my head, other, funny images come to mind. One of them is a video of his daughter Victoria demonstrating a new perfume release. Wearing a white magician glove she sprays the fragrance in the air and then fans it towards the audience. I saw this video five years ago and it still makes me laugh.