Miller Harris Figue Amère EDP Perfume Review

Miller Harris Figue Amere

Miller Harris Figue Amère is a fig by the French seaside in a little cottage garden. It’s a salty and bitter green fig with wild flowers.

Figue Amere is a very “French” fig to me. It smells like an elegant French perfumery’s take on a green fig. It opens with a bright citrus with a slightly bitter galbanum. Underneath this “layer” there is an astringent cedar over “coconut greens”. On my skin, the narcissus is noticeable. It’s heady and very green. And then this transforms… Continue reading | 4 Comments

NomaTerra Savannah Magnolia Perfume Review

Nomaterra Savannah

Whoo! There’s a perfume inspired by the state of Georgia! I’ve always wondered why there haven’t been more perfumes inspired by Savannah or the coastline of Georgia. A few perfumes have reminded me of Savannah but there aren’t many that claim the city as their scent inspiration. Nomaterra Savannah is one of the few.

Savannah is a raspberry green tea served with fresh grapefruit.The florals mingle with citrus and tangy raspberries. It’s all rounded out by a vanilla milkiness. The dry-down is a soft floral… Continue reading

Detaille Fleur Eau de Cologne Review

Detaille Fleur

Spolier alert – Detaille Fleur is not a floral. It’s a citrus eau de cologne.

Fleur opens with a tart citrus with a subtle hint of black licorice. And then it’s a realistic lemon accented by cooling green herbs like geranium and mint. It dries down to a “fresh” citrus-patchouli.

Fleur is not a groundbreaking fragrance but this doesn’t irritate me. Detaille is a heritage brand of fragrances and something like Fleur works with this particular brand. It smells “authentic”. It’s a classic eau de cologne… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Juniper Ridge Topanga Canyon Natural Perfume Oil Review

Juniper Ridge Topanga Canyon

I’ve been a long-time supported of Juniper Ridge because I love what they are doing. To sum it up, a group of outdoors enthusiasts drive around in a van and collect botanicals and distill them on the spot creating perfumes. Because of this, the scents are limited edition. Topanga Canyon is like distilling California’s coastal mountains in the spring and putting it in a bottle. They do it all: wild-harvest, distill and hand-craft the perfumes.

Topanga Canyon is bitter spring greens and damp… Continue reading

Thierry Mugler Angel Sucree EDT Perfume Review

Angel Eau Sucree Perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume

The world has a million and one Mugler Angel flankers; yet, every time I hear of a new one, I want to try it. Why? Because I think the Thierry Mugler flankers are often “better” than the originals. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Originals, but I tend to like the subtle differences in the flankers.

Angel Eau Sucrée is 2014′s summer limited edition of Angel. It’s one of those “childhood memories”, sweet and… Continue reading | 2 Comments