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Art de Parfum Gin and Tonic Cologne EDP Perfume Review

Art de Parfum Gin and Tonic

To make a long story short, I had a bad experience with gin that left me avoiding it for years. Unlike peppermint schnapps¹, I was never angry with gin. Gin is like a perfume. It’s often flavored with stuff that most Americans aren’t ever going to know the flavor of – like orris root, juniper and cubeb. For something so popular, gin is rather “exotic”. It has a flavor and that flavor is liking drinking perfume. For years I’ve been searching for a perfume that… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Bath & Body Works Flashback Fragrances – Thoughts & Mini Reviews

From tattoo choker necklaces to denim overalls to mini backpacks, we can easily see that there is a wave of 90’s nostalgia in effect right now. Even Bath & Body Works is having a moment of 90’s nostalgia and has relaunched six “Flashback Fragrances”.

Bath & Body Works

What’s funny is that I was never into Bath & Body Works fragrances back in the day because they were so “mall” and I was so anti-mall in my youth. I was more about wearing perfume oils or trying to get my… Continue reading | 15 Comments

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YOSH U4EAHH! 2.43 EDP Perfume Review

YOSH U4eahh

YOSH U4EAHH! (euphoria) is the self-described “carefree” perfume in the collection. I knew I’d struggle with this one. It’s “carefree” and the notes are fruity. I tend to feel uncomfortable wearing stuff like this.  I’m just not carefree enough. I’m not cute enough.

U4EAHH! is fruity with pears and melons. It starts to smell like cucumbers and watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Some of the “juiciness” remains and blooms into a dewy, cool floral with an ozonic musk. The heart reminds me of freshly sliced sour Granny Smith apples… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua for Men EDT Fragrance Review

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Why the heck and I reviewing something called Eternity Aqua for Men? Probably because I’m in a snarky mood.

Calvin Klein Eternity Aqua opens as a metallic cucumber melon. And something in this reminds me of green bell peppers and rubber bands. Some watery flowers and aluminum cans. It dries down to generic “man base” – cedar, musk and aromatic stuff.

Overall, from a distance it’s just “generic dude”. My thought is that this would be a… Continue reading

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HEELEY Figuier EDP Perfume Review

HEELEY Figuier EDP

For personal and sentimental reasons, I must try all of the figs. So far, this has ended up with me owning all of the figs…

HEELEY Figuier is one that I need to add to my collection of figs.

The opening of Figuier is not my favorite when it comes to fig scents. It’s like coconut and sweet pickles and dried anise. I get a whiff of Armenian cucumbers and then it all sort of mellows out into this dense, rich fig. I notice that… Continue reading | 9 Comments