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Zoologist Dragonfly Perfume Review

Zoologist Dragonfly perfume

A frightened gasp broke through the lazy, haziness of a very warm Southern evening. It was the sort of sound that would follow someone being startled by a swiftly moving rodent (or these days, whenever you read any bit of news). My friend’s aunt jumped out of her lawn chair as if she was being attacked by wasps. I didn’t see anything. She shouted, “Dragonfly!” which I thought was some sort of slang. There was no way that someone could be that scared of a dragonfly. She explained that… Continue reading

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Lili Bermuda SunKiss Perfume Review

Lili Bermuda Sunkiss

The newest perfume by Lili Bermuda is a perfume inspired by “The subtle and delicately sweet perfume evokes the wholesome summer days on a beautiful Bermuda beach“. It’s one of those scents to wear in the summer or to wear when you want be reminded of warm, sunny days.

SunSiss opens with juicy mango. As promised from the note list, SunKiss starts to resemble a fancy orange cream pop. It’s a bitter orange blossom and orange juice with vanilla cream. It dries down to the sort of… Continue reading

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Parfums Rosine Cologne Rose Ocean Perfume Review

Parfums Rosine Cologne de Rose Ocean

Parfums de Rosine Cologne Rose Océan is a new unisex perfume inspired by a rose growing near the ocean.

Rose Ocean opens as a bright citrus with a juicy blackcurrant. There’s an orange blossom in this that reminds me of grape jelly (don’t worry, it’s still an orange blossom). The heart is a jammy rose with humid white florals. Up until this stage, Cologne Rose Ocean really didn’t remind me of the sea. The heart isn’t aquatic in that perfumery sense of the “aquatic”… Continue reading

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Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Nick’s Sunflower Perfume Review

EB Florals Nick's Sunflower

Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS is a line of perfumes created by creative director and florist, Eric Buterbaugh¹. Nick’s Sunflower is the brand’s latest offering, a collaboration with milliner Nick Fouquet. Nick’s Sunflower is a fantasy fragrance of what a sunflower could smell like, assuming that sunflowers could have a distinctive fragrance.

Nick’s Sunflower is a fruity-floral. It opens with quince and Red Delicious apples in a sea of various citrus tree blossoms. As it settles, I notice the linden which is like a… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Escentric Molecules Molecule 04 & Escentric 04 Perfume Reviews

Escentric Molecules have a bit of a cult-following in world of niche perfume and in the world of fashionable people¹. But, it’s never really been a line that I’ve been drawn to despite liking the perfumes on other people. They’re the sort of perfumes that you wear for others and not yourself. I wear perfume for me.

Escentric Molecules has launched two/binary new perfumes in their minimalist collection, Molecule 04 and Escentric 04:

Escentric Molecules

MOLECULE 04

Molecule 04 is like a citrus-hued sandalwood. It’s dry, woodsy and… Continue reading | 3 Comments