Captured in Amber is a perfume in EnVoyage Perfumes’ Souvenir de Chocolate Trio. This is a scent that is meant to “evoke the Victorian era fetish for the Orient“. And I get that from this sweet, animalic amber that uses materials from around the globe.
Captured in Amber is an amber gourmand. It opens as a rich, sticky honey that is sweet and animalic. It wears as a sweet yet animalic amber with dark, spicy Mexican hot chocolate. The best word to describe this heart… Continue reading
L’Artisan Parfumeur had a line of “numbered” perfumes that were once a limited run of exclusive perfumes that well, they decided to bring back as non-limited, non-exclusive AKA “permanent” perfumes. I assume that this exclusive model A. worked for them and they wanted to continue selling these or B. didn’t work for them at all and they decided to lower the price and bring these to mass market. Anyway, Mon Numéro 10 is an oriental perfume from “the numbers” collection.
In the opening, Mon Numero 10 reminds… Continue reading
In the basement of Bergdorf Goodman, tucked away, there’s a dark, dimly lit area. This is the JAR room¹. If you’re into perfumes, the “JAR Experience” is treated like some sort of cult initiation, something that you must do if you want to be taken seriously in the world of perfume. But, in reality, it’s just something that people that are really into perfume should try to do if they find themselves wanting to sniff perfume while they are in NYC or Paris.
I remember my JAR Experience… Continue reading
Hiram Green has launched a new perfume, Shangri La, a chypre inspired by James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon. When the perfumer reached out to me to try this newest launch, he “warned” me that it was rather different than the debut fragrance, Moon Bloom, which is now one of my favorite tuberose perfumes. And honestly, I was relieved to hear that it was different, as I don’t like too many redundancies in brands anyway. The… Continue reading