Parfums DelRae Mythique EDP Perfume Review

Parfums DelRae Mythique

Today I share with you one of my favorite iris perfumes – Parfums DelRae Mythique.

Mythique opens with a fruity ivy with close to the ground violets. It’s metallic and green.  Note to self – all perfumes inspired by prostitutes/mistresses smell metallic. I pick up on the faintest floral indoles. What I really get is iris. A demure, cool iris with absolutely no powderiness. The dry-down is this wonderful buttery iris with a vegetal musky ambrette. Mythique is slow to warm up. But, when she… Continue reading | 9 Comments


Heeley Iris de Nuit EDP Perfume Review

Heeley Iris de Nuit

HEELEY Iris de Nuit has adcopy that says it’s an iris fragrance inspired by the iris root and not the flower. How novel! (Can you sense my sarcasm?) I won’t let this copy get in my way. Here we go…

Iris de Nuit is a soft, suede-like iris and violet. (I use suede-like as a texture, not as an aroma). It reminds me of violet candies with ambrette. So, it smells like violet candies and Musk Lifesavers. The fragrance is a  musky… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Winter Sweater & Scarf Scents

Don’t you love to put on a sweater, a coat or a scarf and be surprised by how good it smells? That’s one of the benefits of being a fumehead in winter. Our mix of perfumes leaves our winter layers smelling better than any “one” perfume. I’m a big wuss when it comes to layering fragrances and winter clothing forces me to layer my scents without me knowing. I really enjoy the unique combinations left on these thicker fabrics.

Joan Collins in a turtleneck

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Tom Ford Urban Musk EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Urban Musk EDP ReviewTom Ford Urban Musk from the White Musk Collection is described as “A musk of carnal passion, a sexy hedonistic scent that leaves an indelible and irresistible impression“.  I really do not know where the name “urban” comes in but that is popular in perfumery. We all have an “urban” perfume stereotype, mine being CK1 and Bvlgari Black. But, what does “urban” actually mean? I really do not know where Tom Ford was going with this one.  I’d never use the words “carnal“, “hedonistic” or “raw” to… Continue reading | 5 Comments


Annick Goutal Musc Nomade EDP Fragrance Review

This is the 4th essence in the Les Or*entalistes collection. The cool thing about this scent is that it lacks “top notes”. It also doesn’t get its muskiness from direct animal sources. Lately, I’ve been smitten by musky ambrette seed and other “musk” plant sources. I’ve been craving “soft” scents. Musc Nomade is the ultimate soft musk scent. It is my favorite “soft musk” perfume.

Musc Goutal is beautiful. Throughout the wear it smells of a “dry-down”. It wears softly and closely to the skin. I like musk scents because of the way they… Continue reading | 13 Comments