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Mojo Magique Voodoo Child EDT Perfume Review

Mojo Magique Voodoo Child

Mojo is a Lousiana-based casual clothing line that specializes in cool bayou graphics. Last year the line launched its first fragrance, Mojo Magique, a fragrance that I really liked wearing. This year the brand has followed-up with two new fragrances. And one of these is Voodoo Child.

Voodoo Child opens as a spicy orange blossom. With time the Pernod-like anise makes an appearance with a dry, spicy and slightly fruity pink pepper. The heart is a breezy… Continue reading

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O’Driu Leva EDP Perfume Review

O'Driu Leva

O’Driù is a niche, artisanal Italian perfume line. I can barely keep up with American indies, so I haven’t went out of my way find “new” International brands. It’s not that I don’t care, I do, it’s just really difficult to keep up. O’Driu has received a lot of buzz due to the perfumer and the line’s eccentricities and art installations (see Peety). This is one of the few International indies that is on my radar.

The inspiration of Leva is rather “tame” in… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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April Aromatics Calling All Angels EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Calling All Angel

The niche perfume market has lots of incense themed perfumes to choose from. After a while I grew tired of these because it felt like so many of them were redundant. (At that time I had found Etro Messe de Minuit and was satisfied). I know that this genre continues to attract people because of nostalgia. Many of us have associations with “church” incense. Out of the genre of “spiritual” incense, I think April Aromatics Calling All Angels is one of the best… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Cashmere Mood EDP Perfume Review

MFK Oud Cashmere Mood

OK, perfume people, I can practically see your eyes rolling but oud as a “trend” is not gone. In fact, it’s most likely going to be around for a few more years. And I’m fine with that. It’s not oud’s fault. Beautiful materials will always be around.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian has launched a few Ouds this year and I’m finally getting around to trying them. Cashmere Mood is meant to be like a “second skin” oud. But, I found myself halfway through wear trying to… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Olfactive Studio Autoportrait EDP Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Autoportrait

Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography, a collaboration across different mediums. The photograph shown below by Luc Lapôtre represents the solace found in nature and inner reflection. Olfactive Studio describes Autoportrait as a fragrance that you wear for yourself, a meditative fragrance.

Autoportrait is a “muted” fragrance that wears closely to the skin, as one would expect from a fragrance marketed as personal. Autoportrait opens as this soft citrus and pencil shavings. Top this off with a “gummy”, soft incense resin. But the… Continue reading