Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb EDT Fragrance Review

Viktor Rolf Spicebomb

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Today I’m going to review a fragrance who’s packaging has probably put more people in detention than anything else: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb. It seems like every six months there is a story that hits the news regarding someone held by TSA for suspicious goods only to find out it’s a bottle of Spicebomb¹.

I hate the bottle. And I’m not really the demographic for Spicebomb so I’ve never tried it. However, it gets brought up a lot… Continue reading | 7 Comments


April Aromatics Calling All Angels EDP Natural Perfume Review

April Aromatics Calling All Angel

The niche perfume market has lots of incense themed perfumes to choose from. After a while I grew tired of these because it felt like so many of them were redundant. (At that time I had found Etro Messe de Minuit and was satisfied). I know that this genre continues to attract people because of nostalgia. Many of us have associations with “church” incense. Out of the genre of “spiritual” incense, I think April Aromatics Calling All Angels is one of the best… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Olfactive Studio Autoportrait EDP Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Autoportrait

Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography, a collaboration across different mediums. The photograph shown below by Luc Lapôtre represents the solace found in nature and inner reflection. Olfactive Studio describes Autoportrait as a fragrance that you wear for yourself, a meditative fragrance.

Autoportrait is a “muted” fragrance that wears closely to the skin, as one would expect from a fragrance marketed as personal. Autoportrait opens as this soft citrus and pencil shavings. Top this off with a “gummy”, soft incense resin. But the… Continue reading

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Aftelier Ancient Resins Body Oil & Hair Elixir Review

Aftelier Ancient Resins Body Oil

I’m a fan of Aftelier Body Oil & Hair Elixir. I love a multi-purpose product and I especially love a high-quality, all-natural product. I didn’t think this product could get any better, but it has.

Ancient Resins was created for the wonderful Leonard Cohen. Yes, you can smell like Leonard Cohen. That alone should make you buy this.

Ancient Resins is an intoxicating blend of balsamic and acrid resins. The top is more coniferous and the base is more creamy.  What… Continue reading | 14 Comments