As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.
Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.
Like so many other Montale perfumes, a name is just a name. If you’re trying Tropical Wood in hope of some sort of “tropical woods”, you’ll probably be disappointed. Now if you try the perfume because you think the note list sounds good, then you probably won’t be disappointed. Tropical Wood is like a fruity rose and leather. This is a combo that I didn’t even know that I wanted in my life until I tried this.
It’s fruits and leather. And for some reason, I’m all about… Continue reading
A few months ago, I was introduced to the Terveer line. It’s a line of perfume oils housed in a a luxurious refillable vessel. I reviewed Green, a fragrance that really lives up to its name. There are two more in the line and here’s my impressions:
Incense is like a smoky, sweet incense. It’s exactly the sort of fragrance that I’m craving in late fall. It’s an effervescent, citrus-hued frankincense over exotic smoky woods. What I like about Incense, is that there’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Thorn & Bloom is a new artisanal botanical perfume brand that launched last month. So far, I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m rather impressed, especially with the floral compositions. Bird of Paradise is an unreserved white floral that is a contrast of cool white florals and warm resins.
Bird of Paradise opens as an intoxicating white floral with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The scent blossoms into an indolic jasmine. This is a huge, heady and very realistic jasmine. As it wears… Continue reading | 5 Comments
MIKMOI Ao is an aquatic floral perfume inspired by the bays and beaches of the Andaman Sea. Ao is one of those new aquatic pedigrees that won’t remind you of anything sold at malls in the 90’s. I love seeing indies newly interpret aquatic and ozonic fragrance genres. Ao is a sheer, veil-like aquatic with tropical fruits and florals that is a lovely olfactory tribute to Thai beaches.
Ao is ripe tropical fruits and tuberose. Salt air and smoky driftwood. When wearing Ao, it’s like being in a different… Continue reading | 10 Comments