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
Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge (formally known as “What Katie Did on Friday Night”) by 4160 Tuesdays is, as you’d expect from its glorious title, is a fruity fragrance.
The opening is sharp and zesty with all the citruses. This adds a sparkling, effervescent quality to the perfume. It’s seriously ALL OF THE CITRUS. Sometimes I notice a lime peel, other times it’s a grapefruit zest, then freshly squeezed lemon juice…you get the point. It’s all the citrus. As it… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I think Etat Libre d’Orange Bendelirious may be a perfume inspired by a fictional, carefree, fashion victim New Yorker – I’m thinking a mix of Carrie Bradshaw and generic, young socialite. You can tell this from the brand’s copy. Bendelirious can go from rich socialite to “urban fairy” that drunkingly dances on tables. Frankly, if Bendelirious were an actual woman that I knew or casually encountered, I’m sure she’d get on my very last nerve. But, no worries, if she were a person, I wouldn’t know her… Continue reading | 5 Comments
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… Continue reading | 3 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)… Continue reading | 5 Comments