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Comme des Garcons Amazingreen Perfume Review

CdG Amazingreen

Comme des Garçons Amazingreen is one of those perfumes that I knew I would have to revisit one day. I had hyped it up in my head pre-launch. I wanted to smell like gunpowder and pepper. When I tried Amazingreen, I didn’t get any of that. Nor did I get “Amazing” or “Green”. I was mad at Amazingreen. I was mad that it didn’t live up to my expectations. But, I was also mad that I *sort of* liked it too. Here I am in late summer 2018 revisiting… Continue reading

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Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil Perfume Review

Hermes Sur Le Nil

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Years ago, Hermès Sur le Nil was a popular “plot line” in Chandler Burr’s “The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York“. If you like perfume or are curious about this industry, I recommend reading this book. In this book, we really get to experience and go through the entire process that brought this perfume to market. We also get to experience the process of what it took to bring… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Geir Ness Laila Perfume Review

Geir Ness Laila

A few years ago, well into my 30’s, I decided to go to Walt Disney World for the first time in my life. This was a rather impulsive trip with few adults who decided that their parents didn’t really love them because we never went to Disney or got Air Jordans and that now, as adults, we were going to do something about it.¹ It was an OK trip. I suspect there is some sort of critical window in a child’s life that needs to… Continue reading

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Thierry Mugler Hot Cologne Perfume Review

Mugler Hot Cologne

Les Exceptions is the more “luxurious” collection of Mugler fragrances. There’s woods, florals, leather, and of course, there’s a “cologne”. I don’t want to cloud this review with my love of Mugler Cologne, but I feel like I can’t review this without talking about the original Mugler Cologne

One of my favorite “colognes” and fragrances for summer is Mugler Cologne. It’s like a traditional eau de cologne, but a little weird (OK, maybe a lot of weird since the “S note” is rumored… Continue reading

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Etro Jacquard Perfume Review

Etro Jacquard

Hello, I’m only reviewing Etro Jacquard because I love the sunny, cheerful bottle.

The opening of a Jacquard is a bitter angelica. So, yeah, it smells a little bit like celery leaves and cedar pencil shavings. There’s a dry, spicy black pepper and bright citrus. As far as citrus go, this is a greener, drier citrus instead of a juicy, pulpy citrus. Then we get to the rest of the fragrance. It’s a sheer, powdery iris with a green violet. This isn’t a cosmetic powdery fragrance. It has… Continue reading | 2 Comments