Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP Perfume Review

Chanel Coco Madamoiselle

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

There are so many popular perfumes that I haven’t reviewed because I don’t know where to start. Some perfumes are intimidating because of their popularity. You already know what they smell like. But, then I figure it’s popularity gives us something to discuss, right?

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle…where do I start? This is an insanely popular perfume with sales that even surprise Chanel. It’s a flanker that was created for younger women (the 20-30 year old crowd). It… Continue reading | 14 Comments

Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me get this out of the way: I don’t like Marc Jacobs perfumes. They do nothing for me (even though I totally get their appeal). The fragrances don’t interest me. When I try designer perfumes, I like to think of them as an extension of their designer/brand. The Marc Jacobs packaging and the scents themselves make very little sense to me as an extension of the Marc Jacobs brand. The bottles come across much more juvenile than what… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Penhaligon’s The Tragedy of Lord George EDP Perfume Review

Penhaligons Lord George

Penhaligon’s Portraits Week

Penhaligon’s has launched a new collection of perfumes, Portraits. This is basically a concept collection/olfactory comedy-drama inspired by a fictional, wealthy and totally dysfunctional aristocratic British family. This entire collection is like if Wes Anderson decided he wanted to be a creative director for a line of perfumes. The tongue-in-cheek stories feel like they’re pulled from an early 00’s era screenplay based on the early 1900’s (or maybe even some sort of popular TV series). The art is whimsy in a British way. Each bottle has

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP Perfume Review

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

As long as I keep reviewing designer perfumes, I’m going to keep reviewing perfumes in pink bottles marketed to women. Some things in life are predictable (thus, comforting) like this.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina has the sort of opening that has been in designer women’s perfumes for the past decade. It’s pink pepper, red berries and polite florals. It’s the usual “pink” fruity-floral except this time, there’s more sugar cubes. It’s radiant and pleasant, although it doesn’t stand out as… Continue reading | 4 Comments

En Voyage Perfumes Cafe Cacao EDP Perfume Review

Envoyage Cafe Cocao

En Voyage Café Cacao is a gourmand that is in the Souvenir de Chocolate Trio. It’s a perfume that is inspired by a the sort of decadent café mocha that Marie Antoinette would have had.

Café Cacao is as you can imagine, a chocolate perfume. Chocolate perfumes can go into a few different directions¹ and this is a sweet, creamy chocolate with some spice. When it opens it’s like an after-dinner treat of chocolate mousse and sweet, spicy pipe tobacco. There’s a hint of warmth from florals… Continue reading | 2 Comments