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Viktoria Minya Hedonist Cassis EDP Perfume Review

Viktoria Minya Hedonist Cassis

 

Viktoria Minya’s newest perfume, Hedonist Cassis, is a vibrant crème de cassis-kissed rose. It’s one of those fragrances, that from the description, I wouldn’t think wouldn’t be a good fit for me. But, that’s why we shouldn’t let descriptions intimidate us.

Hedonist Cassis opens with tart berries and green grass. There’s a mentholated, sulfuric quality to this from grapefruit peels. It wears a tart, fruity rose with an airy sheerness (that is similar to the feel of the other Hedonist flankers like

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Terveer Green Perfume Oil Review

Terveer Green Perfume Oil

Terveer is a line of perfume oils inspired by the founder’s mother, “an unusually cosmopolitan farm girl with a passion for beauty“. When I was introduced to these perfumes at NY NOW, I was attracted to their cosmopolitan simplicity. The scents The best way I can describe that is by comparing it to food, like how sometimes a simple caprese salad can be better than anything else in the world. Terveer is like a market fresh caprese salad served on a gorgeous serving ware… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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DSH Perfume The Cannabis Culture Collection Review

Reefer Madness

DSH Perfumes is a Colorado-based indie perfume line. In honor of Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana¹, this perfume line has launched four weed-centric perfumes. It’s like perfume, politics and social commentary all in one little collection.

DSH Perfumes The Green House

The Green House has notes of leafy green notes, vetiver, aldehdyes, violet and cannabis accord.

So, The Green House smells like freshly cut grass and well, freshly cut “grass”. It’s marijuana and mounds of… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Votivo Jasmine Neroli & Azure Garden Candle Review

It’s Easter and I really should be stuffing my face with Cadbury Creme Eggs but before I start doing that, here’s two quick Votivo candle reviews:

Votivo Jasmine Neroli

Jasmine Neroli with notes of mandarin, guava, angelica, jasmine, tuberose, white musk, vanilla and woods.

This is a tropical fruit white floral.It’s a tart but syrupy guava over “clean” jasmine with a backdrop of vanilla and woods. I’m usually not a fan of “tropical” home fragrances but I like this one. It’s fun but isn’t a campy “poolside tiki… Continue reading

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The Scent of Departure ICN Seoul EDT Perfume Review

Scent of Departure Seoul

There are many places on my “to visit” list. Seoul is one of those. Historical; yet modern. I have no idea what it smells like but with a population density double that of NYC, I imagine that the city itself stinks. Here’s an interpretation. Let’s see if The Scent of Departure captures the soul of Seoul in fragrance. 

Seoul opens as fresh and green with grass and melons. And the lotus kicks in. Seoul is aquatic and floral. There’s an astringent fig… Continue reading