Summer’s officially over and Providence Perfume Co. has launched a limited edition citrus cologne. I used to associate citrus with hot weather, but I have since realized they’re perfect for “day wear” during any season. In fact, I seem to appreciate the uplifting quality of citrus a lot more in the dead of winter just as much as I do in the sweaty months of summer.
Tangerine Thyme opens as the juiciest citrus ever. It smells like when you get that first ripe… Continue reading
4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk and Red Roses is a walk through a rose garden through the oversized, gradient rose-tinted glasses of the 1980’s. And with a name like “Raw Silk and Red Roses”, one does expect for it to be a rather “over the top” perfume.
Raw Silk and Red Roses is like a dusty rose. It’s dry rose petals with stone fruits. I also get a cedar which seems fitting when we’re talking about raw silk. It’s like a silk slip stored… Continue reading
There’s a little shop in New Orleans that celebrates and preserves the hedonistic culture of the region, Bourbon French Parfums. With a culture that knows good food, good booze, good smokes, good design and well, um, good-looking bodies, you better believe that they know good perfume too. This little shop is one of my favorites in the United States. It’s been open since the mid-1800’s. It’s been passed down through many hands, but it’s still thriving and making perfume. And for niche perfume… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Annick Goutal Songes (“dreams” in French) is one of my favorite white floral perfumes. I thought I hated white floral perfumes until I tried Songes.
Songes opens as a heady, realistic tropical floral – the ylang-ylang and jasmine are the most prevalent on me. I get the humid white florals mingling with creamy coconut lactones. This is a sweet floral with banana whip but it is balanced by jasmine indoles. The scent mellows out and becomes creamy banana floral custard with a small amount of vanilla scented whipped cream. The… Continue reading | 8 Comments