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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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Parfums DelRae Coup de Foudre EDP Perfume Review

Parfums DelRae Coup de Foudre

Synesthesia is a popular topic when it comes to perfume. Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon where there is an involuntarily response to one sensory stimuli that may result in activating another sensory pathway (like associating a color with a grapheme/letter or associating a taste/flavor with a word/sound). In PerfumeWorld, there’s often discussion about scents and colors. Overall, synesthesia is said to be a rare phenomenon, but it seems like in PerfumeWorld it’s more common than it seems in the general population. My thought is that… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Odin 06 Amanu EDT Fragrance Review

Odin 06 Amanu

 

Odin 06 Amanu is a perfume inspired by Mediterranean Turkish landscapes. For me, this is one of those perfumes where the inspiration doesn’t match up at all to how I perceive it. Does this “ruin” Amanu for me? Not at all. If anything it reiterates that fragrance is enjoyable because all of our experiences and unique perceptions.

Amanu opens like green citrus, almost like orange segments on ice. Amanu becomes a sharp cedar and a cool, green, gummy galbanum. The heart adds of Southeastern-style florals… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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NomaTerra Savannah Magnolia Perfume Review

Nomaterra Savannah

Whoo! There’s a perfume inspired by the state of Georgia! I’ve always wondered why there haven’t been more perfumes inspired by Savannah or at least the coastline of Georgia. A few perfumes have reminded me of Savannah but there aren’t many that claim the city as their scent inspiration. Nomaterra Savannah is one of the few.

Savannah is a raspberry green tea served with fresh grapefruit.The florals mingle with citrus and tangy raspberries. It’s all rounded out by a vanilla milkiness. The dry-down is a… Continue reading

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April Aromatics Unter den Linden EDP Perfume Review

April Aromatics Unter den Linden

Linden blossoms can be filed under “Some of Victoria’s Favorite Smells”. I love the tartness and the sweetness of linden/lime blossom. Plus, it reminds me of some of my favorite places in the world. AND it’s one of those aromatics that has appeared in countless mythology and legends. I’m drawn to linden. I’m actually surprised by the few amount of perfumes that have embraced the beauty of linden.

April Aromatics Unter den Linden opens with a refreshing feeling of watercress, mint, and citrus in… Continue reading | 3 Comments