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Comme des Garcons Artek x Standard Perfume Review

Quick update of my life: I’m graduating in May. This is great. But, I’m also stressed and feel overwhelmed. I’m in the middle of a master’s thesis that I really need to wrap up soon. There’s a lot of pressure. Outside of this, life goes on.¹ I really shouldn’t be blogging about perfume. But, then again, how much time can you reserve for work? I need a break. Oddly enough, writing about perfume is my break. During this time, I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards “comfort” scents. These are perfumes Comme… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Pinrose Perfume Reviews – Volume II

Pinrose perfumes

A few years ago, I reviewed perfumes by Pinrose. Since then, they’ve expanded their line adding new fragrances. They’ve also changed their packaging and marketing¹. Here’s my thoughts on some of the perfumes that I didn’t review in my initial post.

Pinrose Secret Genius

Secret Genius

Notes of Madagascan vanilla, caramel and sandalwood. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont

Secret Genius is a gourmand. It opens with flowers and a coconut-like nuttiness. The scent… Continue reading

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Atelier Cologne Clementine California Perfume Review

Atelier Cologne Clementine California

Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Jacques Fath Vers le Sud EDP Perfume Review

Fath Vers le Sud

Jacques Fath describes Fath’s Essentials Vers le Sud as a “woody marine fragrance”. Being someone that remembers the 90’s very clearly, I thought I knew everything there is to know about a  “woody marine fragrance”. Well, I don’t. Vers le Sud is an unusual fragrance that makes me pull out all the olfactory adjectives from my little bag: milky, fresh, green, cool, mineral, aquatic, aromatic and woodsy.

Vers le Sud opens with a sharp citrus and aromatic notes (lavender). However, it’s more than your average citrus-aromatic… Continue reading

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Raw Spirit Citadelle & Bijou Vert Perfume Reviews

Raw Spirit Perfumes

It’s so strange to me which “Destination Inspirations” keep repeatedly showing up in perfumery. If you made maps based solely on perfume inspirations it’d only consist of the Mediterranean, Hawaii and some vague Spice Route that encompasses whatever Europeans think isn’t European. I’m not really complaining about these inspirations, they’re beautiful places and I enjoy many perfumes with these inspirations. I’m just saying there are so many beautiful places in this world that are underrepresented in the world of perfumery (or at least perfume marketing)… Continue reading | 4 Comments