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Eris Mx Perfume Review

Eris Mx perfume

Eris has launched a fourth perfume, Mx., a perfume named after a gender neutral English-language honorific.

One can tell from the copy, but maybe not from the note list, that Mx. is going to be something different for Eris. It doesn’t seem to be a very modern take on vintage perfumery themes. However, it does have animalic notes listed, something all the Eris perfumes share. Mx. opens with a note that reminds me of black licorice. This quickly fades into gingerbread. It goes through a stage where… Continue reading

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M.Micallef Nasreen EDP Perfume Review

M. Micallef Nasreen perfume

Those of us in Seattle are really fortunate to have a little perfume shop located on 1st Avenue in the lobby of the Alexis Hotel owned by a true perfume lover that’s been in business for almost 30 years. You’ll often find the owner, Nasreen Rehmat, in the shop doing what she does best – pairing people with their “perfect” perfumes. For example, I was in there one day when an attractive woman in her 50’s (best guess) walked in, casually looking at perfumes. Nasreen… Continue reading

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Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile EDP Perfume Review

Hermes Ambre Narguile

Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile is Ellena’s interpretation of a hookah lounge. It’s meant to be a spicy, fruity tobacco. And it is. But, what I get isn’t hookah. I get all of the best aromas of winter.

Gingerbread. And hot apple cider. Ambre Narguile is a warm blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, honey, lemon and ginger. There’s a fruity apple tobacco. The dry-down is a warm, honeyed amber with a faint traces of that apple tobacco.

Ambre Narguile is all of those comfort cozy scents… Continue reading | 4 Comments

body products

Villainess Antihero and Pyromania Soap Reviews

Are you ready for some soap reviews? Here’s reviews of the “dark” soaps by Villainess.

Villainess Antihero soap

Antihero – “Well-worn sweaty leather, the acrid smoke of cigarettes, and a soft side of vanilla and honey.”

Antihero is a badass fragrance. It may scare your Ivory. The scent smells of black leather motorcycle jackets and vanilla cigarillo ashes. I love the fragrance but I do have a problem with the soap. All of the other Villainess soaps that I have tried have a nice lather for… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Kitty Korvette Faust Purr-Fume Perfume Oil Review

Kitty Korvette Faust perfume

The gorgeous Kitty Korvette created the perfume Faust for vampire novelist, Gabrielle Faust. Gabrielle Faust is the author of the Eternal Vigilance Series as well as a few other vampire novels.

Here is what Gabrielle wanted from the fragrance:
I pride myself on being unique and the perfume an individual wears says quite a bit about how they define themselves and how they want the world to perceive them. I wanted to create a fragrance that was bold and daring, yet deliciously sexy, a… Continue reading