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Coquillette Moramanga Perfume Review

Coquillete Moramanga

Coquillete Paris Moramanga is a perfume that wants to celebrate the glorious olfactory materials of Africa. And yes, that’s a huge continent to pull inspiration from. YET, so many perfume brands seem to ignore this huge region that is full of lovely raw ingredients. This is why I ordered a sample of Moramanga. I was happy to see a destination inspiration outside of the Mediterranean or islands popular with European tourists.

Moramanga opens as a heady, indolic white floral with a lot of jasmine and cool tuberose… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Pinrose Perfume Reviews – Volume II

Pinrose perfumes

A few years ago, I reviewed perfumes by Pinrose. Since then, they’ve expanded their line adding new fragrances. They’ve also changed their packaging and marketing¹. Here’s my thoughts on some of the perfumes that I didn’t review in my initial post.

Pinrose Secret Genius

Secret Genius

Notes of Madagascan vanilla, caramel and sandalwood. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont

Secret Genius is a gourmand. It opens with flowers and a coconut-like nuttiness. The scent… Continue reading

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Serendipity 3 Serendipitous Perfume Review

Serendipity 3 Serendipitous

Serendipity III is one of those New York City establishments that I think most of us living here take for granted. I know I often forget that this little joint has been around since the 1950’s. Giant milkshakes and have been ordered their by cool people like Andy Warhol and American royalty like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis…and the rest of us. It’s been the setting of rom-coms (Serendipity, One Fine Day and the truly horrible Trust the Man). So, between Warhol, TV and movies… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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The Different Company Pure eVe Perfume Review

The Different Company Pure Eve

I don’t have children. I have two pug/French bulldog mixes that make for really difficult, disappointing children. They never have Girl Scout cookies to sell and they smell like corn chips and shrimp boats. However, they are cute and can’t embarrass me in public by telling everyone how infrequently I wear pants around the house. However, Frink and Moxi now have a lot of human cousins. Within the past few years, our siblings just keep having kids. As someone without children and as someone that… Continue reading

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Ariana Grande Moonlight Perfume Review

Ariana Grande

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let’s get this out of the way: I am not the target demographic for any Ariana Grande perfume. I’m going to keep that in mind while I sample the newest Ariana Grande perfume, Moonlight¹. I may not be the target demographic for a celebrity perfume by a young pop star, but I have to confess I’ve seen her perfumes at Ulta and really thought the little “bunny tail” packaging was cute. Yes, not for someone my age, but definitely cute for someone… Continue reading