It’s confession time. I don’t “get’ L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversée du Bosphore. I read reviews from people that I admire and I wonder, “Are we smelling the same thing?” I don’t get anything that others’ describe when I’m wearing this perfume. And I’ve sampled it many times throughout the years…and I still don’t “get” it. Another thing that is that it smells nothing like the Bosphorous so that throws me an olfactory curve-ball. I’m not looking for a literal interpretation but this perfume doesn’t remind… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur is one of those few perfumes that I’m always in the mood for. It’s a gourmand rose with leather. Mohur is one of my favorite roses. There’s now a limited edition extrait available.
Mohur Extrait opens with a cherry tobacco and coriander aldehydes. Mohur Extrait reminds me very much of the EDP; however, the extrait is richer, deanser and deeper. There’s a sharp, dry camphoric element (from oud and patchouli) that cuts through the sweetness of the rose and carrot pudding. Mohur… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Turkish Delights have inspired more than a few perfumes. And why wouldn’t they? People seem to love Turkish Delights and their flavors are already rather “perfume-y”.
Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum is a really sweet fragrance. It opens with a slightly waxy almond cherry. Rahat Loukoum stays in this Luden’s Wild Cherry Cough Drop meets almond scented candle territory much longer than I would want it too. Once that fades, I finally start to enjoy wearing it. Rahat Loukoum becomes this sweet, almost mushroom-y (white caps) musk with this… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Sometimes I get really sick of reviewing perfumes that retail for like a zillion dollars. So, today I want to take the time to review micro-perfumes that retail for less than micro brews and craft cocktails.
Emily – Notes listed include almond, coconut, honey, milk, oatmeal, sandalwood, vanilla and yuzu.
Emily is like this magical oatmeal cookie. It’s a warm, comforting gourmand with honey, almond and toasted coconut. It does open with a tangy citrus and cherry-like almond and then it wears as a milky… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
HEELEY L’Amandière is described as “Extrait de Spring” – “green almond trees in blossom, bluebells, hyacinths, spring flowers, rose, green grass and tilia“. It pretty much describes the environment that I wish I were in right now.
L’Amandière is a light, sheer fragrance. It opens with an almost “green” heliotrope and iced linden blossom water. It’s delicate. It’s spring greens peeking out of cool earth and fruit trees covered in a “snowstorm of petals”. The almond is “floral marzipan”. There’s indolic… Continue reading | 3 Comments