4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk and Red Roses EDP Perfume Review

4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk & Red Roses

4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk and Red Roses is a walk through a rose garden through the oversized, gradient rose-tinted glasses of the 1980’s. And with a name like “Raw Silk and Red Roses”, one does expect for it to be a rather “over the top” perfume.

Raw Silk and Red Roses is like a dusty rose. It’s dry rose petals with stone fruits. I also get a cedar which seems fitting when we’re talking about raw silk. It’s like a silk slip stored… Continue reading

By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses EDP Perfume Review

Kilian Liasons Dangereuses

By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses (Typical Me) is a dense jammy rose. However, the difference between Liaisons Dangeresues and other jammy roses, is that this one has a greenness that makes it seem more like “IT’S ALIVE!” which is a good, I guess. It’s a rose entangled in fruit orchards and vines that makes me think of Disney Sleeping Beauty’s cursed castle – a snarl of overgrown thorns.

Liaisons Dangereuses is a spiced plum jam with overripe, slightly camphoric blackcurrants. It’s fruity, jammy and lactonic with a green coconut… Continue reading | 3 Comments

Histoire d’Eaux Maladie d’Amour EDP Perfume Review

Histoire d'Eaux Maladie d'Amour

Histoires d’Eaux is an Italian niche brand of perfumes (yep, the names are in French, but whatever). This brand is tied together as song lyrics from a fictional songwriter that lived in his prime over half a century ago. Maladie d’Amour is a song of “love sickness”. And I do hear it in my head as some poppy yet melancholic chason sung in Serge Gainsbourg’s voice.

Maladie d’Amour is a fruity cedar. It opens up with juicy stone fruits, coconut-y figs and a creamy ylang-ylang… Continue reading | 5 Comments

Cartier Delices de Cartier EDP Perfume Review

Cartier Délices de Cartier EDP is a gourmand fruity floral perfume. It’s sweet with fruits and amber. If you like sweet “sexy” gourmands then you should like this. I need to get this out of the way. I do not like Cartier Délices. I just may say I hate it. I had a French speaking lady tell me I smelled terrible and embarrassed the heck out of me in a drugstore line. This scent makes me nauseous after about an hour of wear… Continue reading | 17 Comments