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Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret Extrait Perfume Review

Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin SecretHoubigant Quelques Fleurs is one of those perfumes that I have history with. It was one of those perfumes that I wore before I even knew I loved perfume; we have some great memories together. Houbigant has launched a flanker to the L’Original. When someone is making a flanker to a perfume launched in the 1910’s, I’m going to assume it shares few similarities (if any at all). For the sake of this review, I’m going to focus on Jardin Secret and not L’Original. I just don’t think… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Coquillette Moramanga Perfume Review

Coquillete Moramanga

Coquillete Paris Moramanga is a perfume that wants to celebrate the glorious olfactory materials of Africa. And yes, that’s a huge continent to pull inspiration from. YET, so many perfume brands seem to ignore this huge region that is full of lovely raw ingredients. This is why I ordered a sample of Moramanga. I was happy to see a destination inspiration outside of the Mediterranean or islands popular with European tourists.

Moramanga opens as a heady, indolic white floral with a lot of jasmine and cool tuberose… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Flower Oud Perfume Collection Reviews

Eric Buterbaugh Oud Florals

Eric Butterbaugh EB FLORALS has launched a new collection of three oud florals. Last year, I reviewed the original EB FLORALS, a line of floral perfumes inspired by Eric’s love of flowers. (FYI – He’s a floral designer based in Los Angeles).

So, let’s get to this new collection that highlights flowers with oud.

FLORAL OUD Orange Flower

FLORAL OUD Orange Flower with notes of champaca, frangipani, Egyptian orange blossom, patchouli, oud, vanilla and oakmoss.

OUD Orange Flower isn’t what I expected… Continue reading

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Ariana Grande Moonlight Perfume Review

Ariana Grande

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let’s get this out of the way: I am not the target demographic for any Ariana Grande perfume. I’m going to keep that in mind while I sample the newest Ariana Grande perfume, Moonlight¹. I may not be the target demographic for a celebrity perfume by a young pop star, but I have to confess I’ve seen her perfumes at Ulta and really thought the little “bunny tail” packaging was cute. Yes, not for someone my age, but definitely cute for someone… Continue reading

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Vilhelm Don’t Tell Jasmine Perfume Review

Vilhelm Don't Tell Jasmine

I like Vilhelm Don’t Tell Jasmine because it reminds me of glamorous, rowdy 70’s supermodels like Jerry Hall and oddly enough, nights in Mexico. Also, it’s jasmine. And I love jasmine.

Don’t Tell Jasmine opens with a fruity crème de cassis that immediately brought to mind a kir royale. The citrus adds a champagne-like effervescence. Underneath all of this is a skanky jasmine. If you are sampling this, I really hope you like jasmine because that’s what this perfume is all about! It’s a big jasmine… Continue reading