Belle Fleur Indochine Candle Review

Belle Fleur Indochine

If you want to avoid a serious lemming, then don’t read this review. If you want to know what luxury in wax form smells like, then keep on reading.

Belle Fleur Indochine is a sultry scent, an absolute stunner. It’s like a rich, powdery, honeyed floral. It’s this glorious jasmine over smoky, dark woods with a boozy vanilla sweetness. Indochine is what I’d call a  “dark jasmine”. It’s a smoky, sexpot jasmine paired with warm woods and an irresistible, sweet, animalic honey. If it were a personal… Continue reading

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood Perfume Extrait Review

Kurkdjian Oud Velvet Mood

She wore Oud Velvet….

Oud Velvet Mood is one of the ouds by Maison Francis Kurkdjian that is meant to represent “textures”. Now this line is rather pricey, but I do think they are well done. They do display the “textures” of oud. And they’re weird but so is fungal infected wood.

Oud Velvet Mood opens with a cool sharpness that reminds me of varnish. In the fragrance world, this is what we’d call “medicinal”. It reminds me of a mix… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Chanel Cuir de Russie EDT Perfume Review

Chanel Cuir de Russie

Some perfumes make me feel like a crummy perfume blogger and Chanel Cuir de Russie in the Exclusifs Collection is one of those perfumes that gives me those feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I like Cuir de Russie and enjoy wearing it. It’s so Chanel and it’s no doubt a classic; however, I find I don’t really have much to say about it. I wish I had a story to tell you or I could come up with wonderful associations, but I don’t. I like Cuir… Continue reading | 8 Comments

Olivine Full Regalia Perfume Oil Review

Olivine Full Regalia

Olivine Full Regalia is a fragrance inspired by the perfumer’s grandfather’s race horse, Full Regalia. However, this isn’t a perfume that will bring to mind horses or race tracks. You won’t find animalic or hay-like notes in this one. Instead the inspiration for this one is more of a “winning combination” of notes.

Full Regalia is a sweet, powdery perfume. It opens as a sweet vanilla with blackberry jam over a floral/jasmine Egyptian musk. As it wears on my skin, it becomes more powdery, like a… Continue reading | 10 Comments

Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar EDP Perfume Review

Tauer Phi EDP

Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar is a perfume inspired by roses grown in Afghanistan. Being that it is a perfume containing actual roses from Kandahar, availability is rather “iffy” with this one due to the harvest and logistics of getting rose oil out of the region. Because of the name and the emphasis of the use of Kandahar rose, I expected a really rosey-rose fragrance. Phi is a rose fragrance but there is much more to it.

Phi is a spicy rose. In the beginning… Continue reading | 4 Comments