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Providence Perfume Co. Natural Perfume Oil Reviews – Round 2

Are you ready for Round 2? A few weeks ago I reviewed three of the new six perfume oils from Providence Perfume Co. And here’s my impressions of the rest in this new collection:

Providence Perfume Summer Yuzu

Summer Yuzu with notes of sunflower, cedrat, aglaia flower, yuzu, grapefruit, tomato and frankincense

Summer Yuzu is tangy! It’s a very realistic yuzu with citrus. Summer Yuzu reminds me more of winter because it reminds me of yujacha, a Korean tea that’s basically a yuzu marmalade that you drink to… Continue┬áreading | 5 Comments

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NEST Sicilian Tangerine & White Narcisse Candle Review

OK, I’ve had a really busy Sunday organizing and cleaning, but I thought I’d post something anyway. Here’s my “mini reviews” of two home fragrances from NEST.

NEST Sicilian Tangerine

Sicilian Tangerine – Notes listed include Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, mango and passion fruit.

This is a very nice tropical fruit tangerine. I want it blended in ice with rum and brought to my poolside lounger STAT ­čśë

It’s a fresh citrus with a sweet, tropical mango and passion fruit that doesn’t remind me of Sicily but the… Continue┬áreading | 4 Comments

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Union Gothic Bluebell EDP Perfume

Union Gothic Bluebell perfume

I love the smell of bluebells but I’ve found that all bluebell perfumes are sharp, synthetic messes that can’t capture the beauty of these spring flowers (um-hum,┬áPenhaligon’s Bluebell). When I was given a sample of Union Gothic Bluebell, I admit I wasn’t looking forward to trying it. It claimed to contain essences of hand-picked English bluebells and all of that. I wouldn’t say that Gothic Bluebell is a “realistic” bluebell, but I can say that I’m pleasantly surprised by this vintage-feeling perfume.

When I first… Continue┬áreading

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Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Jonquille de Nuit

Here I go with another review of one of the fragrances in the disappointed Tom Ford Private Blend Jardin Noir Collection…but I need to say that this one is less of a disappointment.

Jonquille de Nuit opens with bitter greens and little spring lilies and daffodils. And then it turns into honeysuckle, a very real-ish honeysuckle. It’s heady and sweet, has some violet leaf greenness. This turns into an orange blossom. This top and most of the middle is a whirlwind of beauty! However… Continue┬áreading | 4 Comments