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EauPen Thread – I’m Sick of It!


What perfume note or style are you currently tired of?
OK, so this question isn’t asking if there is something within the industry you’re sick of sniffing. I’d like to know if there is a note/genre that you have burnt yourself out on or never really liked in the first place.

My answer: amber. I went through a crazed amber stage; it was all I wore. Then one day, I was so sick of it. I had burnt myself out (like if someone that thought eating cake everyday for a… Continue reading | 20 Comments

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Atelier des Ors Larmes du Desert Perfume Review

Atelier des Ors Larmes du Desert

It’s officially autumn here. It hasn’t really felt like it, but it is. I’m so ready to stop wearing summer clothes and my summer fragrances. I’m ready for amber and incense. Atelier des Ors Larmes du Désert is an amber and incense perfume that is satisfying all my olfactory cravings.

Larmes du Désert (“tears of the desert”¹) is a resinous fragrance. It opens with frankincense and myrrh with a hint of evergreen sap. It’s dry and balsamic with a glimmer of citrus. Under all… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Burberry My Burberry Black Perfume Review

Burberry My Burberry Black

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

My Burberry Black is a flanker¹ to My Burberry. I’m sorry to disappoint. I don’t have a sample of the original so I can’t really do an accurate comparison. I had tried My Burberry before and remember liking it. Obviously, I didn’t like it enough to buy it, but I thought it was pleasant enough and fit with the Burberry brand.

To my surprise, My Burberry Black opens with pineapple. It’s ripe, sticky, sweet pineapple. So much pineapple!… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Precious Liquid Exquisite Collection Reviews

Precious Liquid Exquisite Collection

Last week I reviewed the Pure Collection by Precious Liquid¹. This is a new perfume brand that offers three perfume collections (Exquisite, Pure and Texture) that contain three perfumes each. These are meant to wear alone or even to layer using the brand’s 3D Layering.

 

Roses

Notes listed include rose centifolia, Australian sandalwood, amber, Bulgarian rose, cassis berry and clean musks.

Roses is a red, berry-hued rose soliflore. The opening has some bright aldehydes and green leaves with the rose. It… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne Review

Jo Malone & London Wood Sage

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I rarely pay attention to Jo Malone London Launches mainly because they’re never what I want them to be and they perfumes themselves are too fleeting. We all have a brand (or brands) who’s aesthetic doesn’t really fit with ours. One of these brands for me is Jo Malone London. I think they’re perfectly fine but they don’t attract me. There are some exceptions in the brand but let’s just put it like this: I don’t own… Continue reading | 10 Comments