Aramis JHL Custom Collection Fragrance Review

Aramis JHL

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Aramis JHL is basically Estee Lauder Cinnabar for Men. Apparently, this cologne was created for Estée Lauder’s husband (and I take it, these are his initials). I don’t see why he didn’t just start wearing Cinnabar, maybe he did, I don’t know. I’m sure there is a story behind this one, but I don’t know it. I’m such a helpful perfume blogger…

JHL opens with aldehydes. But, these aldhydes aren’t as “loud” as most used in Estee Lauder’s retro feminine… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Pinrose Perfume Collection Reviews & Overview

Pinrose Petals

Pinrose is a new perfume line that currently has ten different perfumes created by professionally trained Noses. Each scent is associated with an image, paired with an alcoholic beverage and songs that I’m not cool enough to know about (except for the Robyn one, I know Robyn and well, Lykke Li). In addition, they come with “traits” and a suggestion of what sort of activity they’re perfect for. The brand talks about “synesthesia” but I think what they are trying to say is “multi-sensory” because pairing a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Phaedon Oliban EDT Perfume Review

Phaedon Oliban

Phaedon Oliban (was once called Grisens) is one of those literal resinous incense fragrances.

Oliban opens as a sweet frankincense and effervescent myrrh with a lemony elemi. It dries down to powdery sandalwood and dry woods with a soft, sheer amber. There you go, that’s my review…almost as long as a tweet.

The niche perfume market is filled with these simple incense scents (I’m not complaining). I’d say that Oliban is dry but not as dry as many on the market. It’s also… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Parfums de Rosine Majalis EDP Perfume Review

Parfums de Rosine Majalis

Parfums de Rosine Majalis is a perfume inspired by rose majalis AKA cinnamon rose (which I hear has no scent). Majalis is a spicy rose. I think of it almost like a rose hot toddy – rose, cinnamon, honey with warmth.

Majalis opens with a glimmer of citrus and spices, reminding me of an orange pomander except replace the clove with cinnamon sticks. Majalis is a sticky honey and cinnamon spice. The rose in this is like dried rose petals steeped in mulled cider (or… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Sage Machado Peridot Perfume Oil Review

Sage Peridot perfume

After its 15th anniversary, Sage Machado has updated the brand’s classic Peridot perfume making this fig fragrance even richer than before.

Peridot opens as green fig leaves over a doughy, warm benzoin amber. It’s one of those more “coconut”/lactonic figs that bitter/green. With time Peridot wears as a rich, creamy amber with a skin-hugging musk. Because of the contrast of fig leaves and rich amber, I think of Peridot as a “late harvest” fragrance. It’s a fig fragrance that is cozy in cool weather.

Many years ago… Continue reading | 2 Comments