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Deco London Loretta EDP Perfume Review

Deco London Loretta

Deco London is a brand of perfumes inspired by (you guessed it), London in the 1920’s. Loretta is a floral chypre inspired by a 1920’s era Bohemian. I find it to be a modern, musky white floral with an elegance that shouldn’t be reserved for special occasions.

Loretta opens as a heady, gilded floral. I mostly get a a delicate orange blossom and humid jasmine. At times, it’s like a fancy bar of French soap, other times it reminds me of actual jasmine blossoms on a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Virgin (Lily of the Valley) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Virgin

Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*:

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

Lily of the valley is a note that I’ve always appreciated but rarely wear. The plants… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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By Kilian Incense Oud EDP Perfume Review

By Kilian Incense Oud

In By Kilian’s Arabian Nights Collection, Oud is merely a cognomen and not a hint to actually containing oud. I think Incense Oud is an excellent fragrance despite its slightly misleading surname.

Incense Oud opens with spices, a minty rose geranium and astringent cedar. The scent is dry, spicy and woody all at once. It softens with incense resins, “fruity” spices (like pink peppercorn and cardamom) and a “fruity” rose. It’s one of those incenses that I enjoy. Soft and powdery instead of sharp and… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Boucheron B de Boucheron EDP Perfume Review

B by Boucheron EDP

I would say that B by Boucheron is the least talked about fragrance by Boucheron and it is the most recent Boucheron perfume launch (2008).  I really enjoy Jaïpur for men and for women. The original feminine Boucheron was lovely before it was reformulated. And I didn’t mind Trouble. I find it odd that B de Boucheron is so unpopular but at the same time it is something that I’d never wear.

B opens as zesty pink peppercorns with florals peeking through. Strangely, you notice… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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More 1930’s Fashion: Get the Look of Dorothy Lamour

Dorothy Lamour

I thought this would be a nice summer vintage look. I love it because it is a “no-fuss” classic look without the powdered complexion and matte red lips. Dorothy had a stunning look even though this Louisianan beauty queen was typecast to be the “exotic” babe. Her look was unlike other 30’s starlets. All went well as she proved that she was more than a long-haired beauty in a sarong. She had talent. *Speaking of sarongs, how badly I want her dress in this pic! What an amazing… Continue reading | 2 Comments