Krigler perfume is an old perfume house located in Monaco and in NYC at The Plaza Hotel. It’s a historic luxury perfume line. And I admit that I’m embarassed that I’m now just trying them.
Ultra Chaeau Krigler 212 is inspired by contemporary Manhattan but I find the scent very retro and that isn’t a bad thing at all. It is inspired by one of their vintage fragrances. Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 opens with clean florals and tons of aldehydes. The scent is an… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Bourbon French Parfums is a niche perfume house located in the beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans. Here’s what I noticed about the line: they do aldehydic and retro florals very well and as a whole, they are very, very affordable.
Perfume of Paradise opens a crisp green florals and aldehydes. It reminds me of the big beautiful aldehydic, feminine “greens” of the 1960’s-1970’s. The florals are slightly soapy, but in a good way, in a vintage way. The dewy lily of the valley florals lose… Continue reading | 5 Comments
“Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.” – Francis Bacon
Harsh. My toasts are not curses, but I’ve always enjoyed the quote. And I do want champagne for my friends (and myself) and this includes perfumes inspired by festive, bubbly champagne. Let’s celebrate the new year with champagne fragrances.
A. YSL Yvresse EDT – Originally named Champagne, Yvresse will always be champagne. This is the matriarch… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Van Cleef & Arpels First is a sparkling adelhydic floral. Just with that description alone this is one that many people are going to be turned off by saying that it smells “old lady”, a perfume term that I wish would burn in hell. I’m reviewing the EDT, other concentrations are available and I’m sure they are all different. I’ve sniffed the EDP in stores and for some reason, I liked the EDT better. It seemed to be more… Continue reading | 11 Comments
Musk Pure is a clean white musk. It kind of reminds me of musk mixed with fabric softener. When I first tried this I thought, “this is Chanel No 5 EDT mixed with Dolce & Gabbana Sicily“. After trying it many times, I still think of Musk Pure as this mix. This is a very powdery and clean musk fragrance. It is unisex and reminds me of old-fashioned aldehyde and vanillic fragrance. This is charming and all and pleasant to wear but this is why I own a bottle of Chanel