Oh, vanilla. Even though the marketed is saturated with vanilla perfumes, you’d think there would be many good ones, right? It never ceases to amaze me just how awful so many “singular note” vanilla fragrances are in this world. How can they keep messing up something as “simple” as vanilla? I wish I had an answer, but I don’t.
Yes, vanilla perfumes are simple but vanilla isn’t simple. Cut a vanilla bean pod and inhale. There’s so much complexity. Sniff a really high quality vanilla extract. It’s complex… Continue reading
One of my favorite indie (and natural) brands, Providence Perfume, has launched six perfume oils…due to customer demand. Providence Perfume Co. has been in business for years but their brick and mortar perfumery has only been open for year. And the perfumer has found out a lot about her customers and perfume lovers. For example, they wanted perfume oils because of their portability. And well, some people just like oil based perfumes.
I usually like to write “single” perfume reviews where I focus on one perfume per… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I feel like I should mention TokyoMilk perfumes more on EauMG. I mean, they retail for under $40, usually smell good and have cool packaging. Alas, I forget about them (for no good reason).
Tainted Love opens with bright, tart citrus with a crispness from tea leaves. The smoky, rubbery vanilla and tea in this reminds me of a more “cheerful” version of Bvlgari Black. Tainted Love is like a smoky tea with the addition of the sort of vanilla in
Turkish Delights have inspired more than a few perfumes. And why wouldn’t they? People seem to love Turkish Delights and their flavors are already rather “perfume-y”.
Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum is a really sweet fragrance. It opens with a slightly waxy almond cherry. Rahat Loukoum stays in this Luden’s Wild Cherry Cough Drop meets almond scented candle territory much longer than I would want it too. Once that fades, I finally start to enjoy wearing it. Rahat Loukoum becomes this sweet, almost mushroom-y (white caps)… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I was given a sample of this by a perfume pal, I knew nothing of the perfume and very little about the brand. I hadn’t read a note list or a story of inspiration. I sniffed it and thought, “Oh, he’s too old for you!” I immediately had an image of a 20 year old dating someone at least 3 decades older than them. It was a mix of “young” fragrances and the sort of fragrance that a guy wanting to pick up… Continue reading | 4 Comments