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Ormonde Jayne Vanille d’Iris Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Vanille d'Iris

If you live in the U.S., I’m sure you’ve noticed a huge influx of Ormonde Jayne perfumes. It seems like everyone is carrying them. I’m not complaining. This has always been a brand that I liked but because of distribution and the fact that I never travel to London, I wasn’t buying anything from them. Now that I can actually sample and wear the brand, I’m finding there’s a lot of Ormonde Jayne perfumes that I’ve missed out on, such as Vanille d’Iris.

When I first… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Gallivant Brooklyn Perfume Review

Gallivant Brooklyn

Gallivant describes Brooklyn (the fragrance) as
It’s non-stop go-go-go. Energetic with a creative and intellectual fizz. Power-walking to a breakfast meeting over the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s life on the sidewalk, early summer breezes, the glow from the lighting in bars and diners, bright apartments with books. Cocktails with friends. A lazy May afternoon in the sun at Park Slope, warmth on the skin. Small flowers in the grass. Fresh air.
So, basically Gallivant’s Brooklyn is gentrified Brooklyn. And to those outside of the region, this is the Brooklyn they think of… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Edward Bess Spanish Veil Perfume Review

Edward Bess Spanish Veil

Edward Bess is best known for his makeup line of beauty staples (and his perfect hair that looks like its straight from a Romanticism painting). In 2016, the brand launched three perfumes. I don’t really expect for makeup brands to be able to do everything. Frankly, my expectations were low. To my surprise, these perfumes are excellent. Not just one perfume, but all of them. It’s a rarity for a brand to have good makeup, skincare and perfumes.

Spanish Veil opens as a dry, creamy… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo EDP Perfume Review

Luctor et Emergo perfume

The People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo is now a niche cult classic. Launched in the late 1990’s, this fruity, boozy scent really paved the way for numerous niche perfumes launched in the early ’00s, as well as mainstream perfumes launched in the past 5 years. It’s an unusual perfume that has stood the test of time. It’s something that I hope doesn’t get ignored, especially in an era when everyone and their mother, brother and third grade teacher are launching niche perfume brands (and getting bought… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Phlur Moab EDP Perfume Review

Phlur Moab

Phlur is a new brand of perfumes located in Austin, Texas. As someone that has been writing a perfume blog since 2008, I’ve tried a lot of brands. Phlur claims to take the “BS out of fragrance buying”. That’s honorable, but what is the BS? I think Perfume People would describe what irks them about the perfume industry differently than someone that is the occasional perfume wearer. When you go to the site, there’s no notes listed. Instead it’s a playlist, lots of pictures of hot young people and… Continue reading | 17 Comments