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Vilhelm Smoke Show & The Oud Affair Perfume Reviews

Today I’ll review two of the oud-y perfumes from niche brand Vilhelm.

Vilhelm Smoke Show

SMOKE SHOW

Notes listed include pink pepper, saffron, rose, leather, vetiver, cedar and oud. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Jerome Epinette

Firstly, let me display my dorkiness by stating that I can’t even read the name “Smoke Show” without it being Marilyn Manson’s voice in “The Dope Show”¹. So, you should do that too because it’s more fun that way.

The opening of Smoke Show is fruity. It reminds me of red… Continue reading

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Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Flower Oud Perfume Collection Reviews

Eric Buterbaugh Oud Florals

Eric Butterbaugh EB FLORALS has launched a new collection of three oud florals. Last year, I reviewed the original EB FLORALS, a line of floral perfumes inspired by Eric’s love of flowers. (FYI – He’s a floral designer based in Los Angeles).

So, let’s get to this new collection that highlights flowers with oud.

FLORAL OUD Orange Flower

FLORAL OUD Orange Flower with notes of champaca, frangipani, Egyptian orange blossom, patchouli, oud, vanilla and oakmoss.

OUD Orange Flower isn’t what I expected… Continue reading

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Perfumes Deals Roundup – October 2017

In this month’s enabling post AKA a roundup of perfumes that I think are a good deal, I focused on “heavier” scents/notes that I start to crave in the fall. These are a mix of spicy scents and vampy orientals.

Natori perfume

1.  Natori by Natori EDP – So, this bad mama has been discontinued and this angers me. It’s such a great plummy floriental-chypre in a beautiful bottle. It’s vampy with a glamorous Old Hollywood vibe. Anyway, it’s dirt cheap right now so get a bottle while you… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Mugler Les Exceptions Woodissime Perfume Review

Mugler Woodissime

Like many other designer brands, Thierry Mugler has also launched a line of “exclusive” (AKA more expensive) line-up of perfumes sold at select locations and costs a lot more than their other fragrances. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since everyone has a more expensive, limited distributed line of perfumes all in uniform bottles. But, I guess this is also what surprised me. Mugler has seemed to always do their own thing. I told myself that I’d try Les Exceptions if they came my way but I wasn’t going… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Amouroud Safran Rare Perfume Review

Amouroud Safran Oud

Amouroud Safran Rare is getting some buzz in the Perfume World and for a rightful reason: It smells good.

The opening of Safran Rare reminds me of if you had a really fancy perfume sample and spilled all in the bottom of your new leather bag. It’s spicy and slightly floral, but overall, it’s very leathery. There’s a prominent raspberry note. It wears as a leathery saffron with a lift from dry spices and a lemon-y frankincense. The heart introduces a jammy rose (like roses, honey… Continue reading