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Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret Extrait Perfume Review

Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Jardin SecretHoubigant Quelques Fleurs is one of those perfumes that I have history with. It was one of those perfumes that I wore before I even knew I loved perfume; we have some great memories together. Houbigant has launched a flanker to the L’Original. When someone is making a flanker to a perfume launched in the 1910’s, I’m going to assume it shares few similarities (if any at all). For the sake of this review, I’m going to focus on Jardin Secret and not L’Original. I just don’t think… Continue┬áreading | 6 Comments

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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