I love rose in perfume because a rose has many different personalities. A rose can be a giddy school girl, a loving mother, a seductive siren or a strong sultan. I can’t think of any other note that can be so many “people”.
I tend to like more complex roses. I like gourmand roses, spicy roses, woody roses and yes, dirty roses. What is a dirty rose? I consider a dirty rose to be a rose heavy perfume that is mixed with earthy notes like patchouli… Continue reading | 9 Comments
In a world grossly saturated by rose-oud combos in the niche perfume market and rapidly approaching the mainstream perfume market, one could sniff L’Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses and think “Great, another woody-rose, they’re all jumping on the woody-rose bandwagon and I wanted off three bus stops ago.” However, Voleur de Roses was launched in 1993. Voleur de Roses was doing dark, masculine roses before dark, masculine roses was cool.
Voleur de Roses opens harshly with a very camphoric patchouli and it’s slightly astringent. I… Continue reading | 33 Comments
Tom Ford Private Blend Tuscan Leather is an earthy, chypre leather fragrance. I’m completely in love with the first few hours of wear. It’s a rugged, foresty leather that makes me swoon despite its simplicity. Tuscan Leather should be my dream fragrance but I’m not impressed with this perfume’s dry-down. Tuscan Leather is a perfume that is rugged and masculine but with a feminine smoothness. It’s a modern interpretation of those classic 20’s-30’s masculine-feminine tobacco-leather-woods perfumes that “young, modern” women used to wear. I think of Tuscan Leather as a now… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Smell Bent Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness perfume is a limited edition fragrance in the Attack of the Killer Smellies Halloween 2010 fragrance collection. Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness is described as “sweet, spicy brew of bubbling cauldron set against the lush scent of the forest at night“. This is a spicy, earthy fragrance.
Smell Bent Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewilderness is an unusual scent in my opinion. It really isn’t something that I want to smell like. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t likable. In fact, you’d think I’d… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Oh, Demeter Dirt, my first Demeter fragrance from way back when I was in 6th grade. Oh, do you know the obsession that you started? No, you’re just a cologne.
Demter Dirt PMU is a wonderful fragrance. It is a must for those that love earthy or patchouli fragrance. At first spritz, Demeter Dirt smells kind of “wet” and like moist dirt. It dries down to a more “dry” smell, a dirt that has been tilled and bathed in the sun. Demeter Dirt is made to resemble… Continue reading