It seemed like for a few years in niche perfume, there really was an “oud du jour”. Everyone was launching an oud perfume, or at least a perfume with the word “oud” in its title. I don’t know if Amouroud is joking about this or if “Oud du Jour” is a fun thing to say (because it is).
Amouroud Oud du Jour opens with dry spices and a fruity raspberry. This may sound like some sort of fruity-floral opening, but it isn’t. This is the sort… Continue reading
Like many other designer brands, Thierry Mugler has also launched a line of “exclusive” (AKA more expensive) line-up of perfumes sold at select locations and costs a lot more than their other fragrances. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since everyone has a more expensive, limited distributed line of perfumes all in uniform bottles. But, I guess this is also what surprised me. Mugler has seemed to always do their own thing. I told myself that I’d try Les Exceptions if they came my way but I wasn’t going… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When Kenzo launched Kenzo World last year it generated quite the buzz…before it was even launched. Spike Jonze had directed a rather unusual commercial¹ featuring a gyrating Margaret Qualley, a Jamaican dancehall deejay and a hovering giant eye …all of this to sell us a perfume in a weird eye bottle. I knew with so much production there was no way I’d be pleased with this perfume. It was eluding to weirdness and even though KENZO has made some “wearable… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I mentioned in my review of the Arielle Shoshana EDP (a passion fruit fragrance), that I rarely talk about fruity perfumes unless they’re figs. Fruity scents aren’t a genre that I’ve really explored…and I’m trying to change that. I’ve been trying niche fruity fragrance. When I ask for recommendations, Phaedon Pluie de Soleil is one that keeps getting mentions.
Pluie de Soleil opens with strawberry jam. And pineapples. And lemon peel that’s like rays of sunshine. It’s a really fruity fragrance. The fruits aren’t fruit… Continue reading
Arielle Shoshana is a niche perfume boutique in the DC Metro area. I haven’t been there but I’ve only heard wonderful things about it. I keep saying that the next time I’m in Baltimore, I’ll stop on by D.C., but I haven’t yet. But, most importantly, Arielle Shoshana is a person. I know Arielle, and maybe you know Arielle too, through her blog, Scents of Self. I love her witty writing and sense of humor. She’s really passionate about fragrance. So, when she opened up her own boutique… Continue reading | 12 Comments