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Hiram Green Dilettante Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Dilettante

Hiram Green is a small line of natural, artisanal fragrances that I’d describe as “slow fragrances”. I compare them to Slow Food where you can taste the difference because of the ingredients used and the time put into them. This isn’t a brand that launches a new fragrance every six weeks. It’s a line that embraces natural ingredients and doesn’t launch fragrances until they’re “just right”.

I really like the other two releases from Hiram Green, Moon Bloom and Shangri-La. As… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger

I think we all have perfumes in our collection that make us feel more glamorous than our realities allow us to be. I have quite a few, especially since I’m a realist that’s in denial. However, I do love a glamorous perfume.

Fleurs d’Oranger is one of those Godzilla orange blossoms. It’s unapologetically heady, floral and indolic. It’s one of those syrupy orange blossoms. However, there’s more to Fleurs d’Oranger than just orange blossoms. There’s the Sons of Godzilla – Jasmine and Tuberose… Continue reading | 13 Comments

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Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis EDP Review

Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis

Parfums DelRae Boid de Paradis is a jammy, spicy oriental with incense. It’s an interesting fragrance because it can remind me of hot, lazy late summers and other times it reminds me of luxury and dark lipstick wearing 1930’s starlets. I tend to like “chameleon scents”.

My first impression of Bois de Paradis takes me to late summer. It’s hot and dry, blackberries are overly ripe, figs are at their prime, and roses whither in the heat. I get a dry spice… Continue reading | 2 Comments