Odin 06 Amanu EDT Fragrance Review

Odin 06 Amanu


Odin 06 Amanu is a perfume inspired by Mediterranean Turkish landscapes. For me, this is one of those perfumes where the inspiration doesn’t match up at all to how I perceive it. Does this “ruin” Amanu for me? Not at all. If anything it reiterates that fragrance is enjoyable because all of our experiences and unique perceptions.

Amanu opens like green citrus, almost like orange segments on ice. Amanu becomes a sharp cedar and a cool, green, gummy galbanum. The heart adds of Southeastern-style florals… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Givenchy Insense EDT Fragrance Review

Givenchy Insense

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume (Vintage)

I imagine that Givenchy Insensé was a difficult one to “get” during its launch in 1993. I still find this masculine-floral a bit difficult to comprehend (I mean the name roughly means “wild and crazy”), but in a good way.

Insensé opens as very vegetal with lots of basil and aldehydes. It’s green, dewy, alive. So much galbanum! I’m always confused by Insensé because it is clean and soapy but their is a skankiness that isn’t actually dirty but… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Jacomo Silences EDP Perfume Sublime Review

Jacomo Silences

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Jacomo Silences has always been one of my “top 15” perfumes. Actually, so many of those popular 1970’s feminines are in my “top 15” now that I think about it. In 2012, Silences was reformulated. The word “reformulation” makes me sick. I avoided sampling the new Silences because I feared what could have happened to this green floral from 1978. I didn’t want to see a stupid update with an addition of lychee or white musk that may appeal to… Continue reading | 9 Comments


Artemisia Golden Hour Natural Perfume Review

Artemisia Golden Hour

Artemisia Natural Perfumes Golden Hour is inspired by dusk. This rich floral was composed to represent the setting sun.

Golden Hour is a naturally minty tuberose with a few grass blades. It’s a sharp, green tuberose – a “leafy tuberose”.The top and heart wear as a “green” white floral. It dries down to a rich, warm and boozy vanilla with tonka. This base is decadent and really does give off a “warm glow”. Actually, the entire fragrance is decadent. Golden Hour is one of the very… Continue reading | 2 Comments


LUSH Gorilla Perfume Mini Reviews

LUSH Gorilla Perfumes


LUSH has launched a new line of Gorilla perfumes this year (in the U.S.). However, these aren’t available at every store and they were “on tour” and stopped by Seattle for a short time. I went in to give them a try. Here are my brief mini reviews since LUSH isn’t offering samples of these perfumes for purchase and none of the SAs in the store would make me any despite all of my monies I spend there:

Sikkim Girls wit notes of frangipani