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MariaLux Mogadess EDP Perfume Review

MariaLux Mogadess

Last week, I reviewed Caron Nuit de Noel, a classic perfume that’s very Caron-y but not really Christmas-y (or at least it doesn’t remind me of Christmas). This had me thinking, which perfumes smell like Christmas? I’ve always thought Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguelles, a perfume that reminds me of spicy evergreens and apple cider, is holiday-ish. Etro Rajasthan  reminds me of Swedish Christmas cookies. Spicy perfumes like Aramis JHL and Estee Lauder Cinnabar

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Yves Rocher Secret d’Essences Neroli EDP Perfume Review

Yves Rocher Neroli perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been very open about my love of all things roses.But, I have been less vocal about my love of all things orange blossom and neroli. I don’t even have a type. I’ll wear a  fresh, green neroli just as often as I’ll wear a sweet, syrupy orange blossoms. I love a classic “eau de cologne” and perfumes that basically smell like a splash of orange blossom water in mineral water. One of these days, I’ll put… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Ramon Monegal Entre Naranjos EDP Perfume Review

Ramon Monegal Entre Naranjos

It’s very rare for me to encounter a citrus perfume that impresses me. I’m just not a “citrus perfume person”. I can see why people like them, but I’m not drawn to them. Ramon Mongal Entre Naranjos is one of those few citrus perfumes that impresses me.

Entre Naranjos opens as a bright orange with a hint of black licorice. It’s a bitter, green citrus with vibrancy. The heart is a green petitgarin and “candied” orange blossoms over an astringent cedar – think of this… Continue reading

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Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine EDT Fragrance Review

Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine

I bought a bottle of Atelier Orange Sanguine when I got the idea in my head that I was moving to L.A.last year. After going through my perfume collection and daydreaming of moving to a small apartment once inhabited by Lilian Gish, I realized that all of my perfumes were “autumn” perfumes and this wasn’t going to work in my new life. I needed something citrus since this seems so logical for the sunny Hollywood weather. But, here’s the deal, I’m an “autumn” fragrance person. I… Continue reading | 23 Comments

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Esscentual Alchemy Sax & Violets Perfume Oil Review

Tarragon is such an unique and complex note. I often complain that it isn’t used enough in perfumery. Well, Esscentual Alchemy has used it and and used it well. Esscentual Alchemy by Absinthe Dragonfly Sax & Violets is an interesting composition of patchouli and yes, tarragon. The final result is a sweet, woodsy, and balmy fragrance that I can’t stop sniffing.

What I expected: With a name like Sax & Violets, I imagined a… Continue reading | 11 Comments