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Chloe Love Story Perfume Review

Chloe Love Story

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Throughout the years, there have been Chloé perfumes I’ve enjoyed wearing (like the powdery Love, Chloé). I’ve thought that the brand has done a good job of matching fragrances to their image. This French fashion house has been around for ages and now leans more “rich, young California socialite” than it used to. Their more recent fragrances seem to reflect this but I feel like Love Story really strayed from what I think of Chloé as a fashion house… Continue reading

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Tonatto Profumi Magnifico Perfume Review (& Recommendations Please)

Tonatto Magnifico

New York City is having one of those springs where it went from gloomy and mild to BAM blindingly bright 90º+. Hopefully we’ll be pleased for some spring-like days before it turns into summer. However, today has reminded me that I really need perfumes that pair well with warm weather. Since moving, my perfume collection is still predominately very Seattle-ish (AKA perfumes that always evoke autumn and go with rain). I’m seriously lacking in the “cool and refreshing” category. In anticipation for another hot summer, I’ve actually been… Continue reading | 23 Comments

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Masque Milano Montecristo EDP Perfume Review

Masque Montecristo

If you read reviews of Masque Milano Montecristo, you’ll notice that it evokes people to tell stories. Sometimes these stories are of a personal nature. Sometimes these stories are completely fictional but filled with vivid details of time and place. When it comes to perfumes, I don’t think there is a better sign than this. A perfume that stirs something inside us that makes us share stories, is a perfume worth trying…even if it is something that many will find too challenging to wear.

Montecristo is dried… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Mona di Orio Myrrh Casati EDP Perfume Review

Mona di Orio Myrrh Casati

I sat on a striped sofa fidgeting with tassels that embellish rose printed silk pillows like I’ve done before. This time not because I was deflecting topics, but because of awkward silences. My eyes made contact with the big eyes in the painting of my aunt as a toddler. I glanced down at the dogwood painted glass hurricane lamp that my grandmother absolutely despised, a gift from her mother-in-law. But, she kept it because it survived the dangers of four rowdy children (all born within a four… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Phuong Dang Cryptic Extrait Perfume Review

Phuong Dang Cryptic

Phuong Dang is a line of niche perfumes founded by a Vietnamese visual artist that resides in Singapore. The Noses of the perfumers are French and people you’ve probably heard of. Months ago, I reviewed Liquid Red, a perfume that reminds me of fancy French cosmetics and partying all night. Being a rose lover, I decided to try another leather-rose in the line, Cryptic.

There’s not much to know about Cryptic other than it’s a dark, leather rose. It opens with dry/brut champagne aldehydes. At first… Continue reading