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Amouage Figment Woman Perfume Review

Amouage Figment Woman

Amouage has launched two new perfumes, Figment Woman and Figment Man.¹ They’re the two in the pretty aqua/blue bottles. Figment Woman is a white floral that manages to remind me of gardens in places much prettier than where I live, radiant floral perfumes of the late 80’s/early 90’s, Old Hollywood and Claude Monet paintings. Let me explain…

The opening of Figment Woman is a HUGE jasmine with something that reminds me very much of black licorice. I then realize it’s something like star anise, warm and spicy… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Natori Josie Perfume Review

Natori Josie

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Josie is the “junior’s line” by Pinay fashion-lingerie designer Josie Natori. One of my favorite designer perfumes is Natori, a dramatic va-va-voom floriental perfume. I thought Natori was a wonderful extension of the Natori brand. I actually didn’t realize that the Josie line had a perfume until a sample came with a gift with purchase. I really didn’t know what to expect with Josie. I know it’s a younger, more “boho” brand that Josie Natori still defines as “East… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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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

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Aftelier Amber Tapestry Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Amber Tapestry

When I moved to the NYC area, I started to take up tapestry weaving as a hobby. I don’t know why I decided to do such a thing while living in such a small space, but I did. I really enjoyed it. I took classes and rented space in a textile center. I would get lost in fibers and colors. When I started grad school, everything was pushed to the back burner. I still have a primitive handloom with an unfinished piece on it, but it just stares… Continue reading

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April Aromatics Nectar of Love Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Nectar of Love

April Aromatics Nectar of Love is a romantic fragrance. It definitely reminds me of some sort of nectar of the goddesses. It’s sweet, syrupy florals that are almost too good to be true. This is where I like to think of it as romantic love. Love is complicated and Nectar of Love spares us of any pain or conflict. It’s a pretty, uplifting perfume that’s like wearing “warm and fuzzy feelings”.

Nectar of Love is a sweet white floral. It opens with citrus, but not… Continue reading