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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud EDP Perfume Review

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud

Over the years, I’ve went through many perfume phases. I won’t get into this during this review; it should be a separate post. During my current phase, I’m finding myself attracted to Francis Kurkdjian’s style. His compositions are typically “safe” with fresh, clean prettier-than-reality notes but then he’ll surprise you with an “odd” beauty (Absolue Pour le Soir and Dior Eau Noire). He’s one of the few people that can make something that smells like laundry detergent and make me want to… Continue reading

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A Lab on Fire LiquidNight EDP Perfume Review

A Lab on Fire Liquidnight

A Lab on Fire LiquidNight is a fragrance inspired by the “hidden depth of the night in New York City”. I really don’t want to think about the hidden things, persons or activities that hide deep within NYC at night. I don’t even want to know where the “liquid” inspiration came from…

Smoky woods and a coconut lime. Saffron cream. LiquidNight is deliciously comforting. The heart and dry down still has smoky woods and lavender but it’s much more creamy and sweeter with more… Continue reading

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Malle Dries Van Noten EDP Perfume Review

Malle Dries van Noten

If you come home to your little condo after a day of shopping and sniffing and you sit next to your significant other on the sofa and you chat for a minute and then s/he suddenly gets up and checks the garbage disposal and starts running it and then sits back down and then looks at you funny and says, “I thought that smell was something rotten in the garbage disposal but it’s you!” then maybe you should reconsider your perfume choices.

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Hermes Santal Massoia EDP Perfume Review

Hermes Santal Massoia

Hermes Santal Massoïa reminds me of an impressionistic painting of fog. It’s a soft, misty suede woods. A must try fragrance for anyone interested in perfume or for anyone curious about Jean-Claude Ellena’s signature style.

Santal Massoïa is a suede wood that opens with a bitter fig and rubbery aloe vera. It’s misty and muted, reminds me of a “greige” shade. Up close I get a black licorice and creamy woods and this is what Santal Massoïa dries down to – bitter woods.

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i Profumi di Firenze Ambra del Nepal EDP Perfume Review

i profumi di Firenze Ambra di Nepal

 

When most people hear “creamy amber”, they think of a “heavy” perfume. Ambra del Nepal isn’t heavy. It’s a “skim” creamy amber with 99% less fat than other creamy ambers but it’s just as flavorful. It’s rare to find an amber (or even a vanilla) that one could wear in all four seasons but here it is.

Like I’ve already said, Ambra del Nepal is a creamy amber. The perfume opens with slight “cardamom aldehydes” that add a brightness or… Continue reading | 12 Comments