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Edward Bess La Femme Boheme Perfume Review

Edward Bess La Femme Boheme

I love Edward Bess cosmetics and I’m finding that I love Edward Bess perfumes. La Femme Bohème appears to be inspired by a literal “romp in the hay” according to the brand’s copy.

La Femme Boheme is a honeyed jasmine. The opening is a heady jasmine and a citrusy resin. It reminds me of tobacco more than it does florals. The jasmine is dry, indolic and covered in sticky honey. With time, it’s like hay. Hay is for horses. So much hay… Continue reading

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Thorn & Bloom Orange Blossom EDP Natural Perfume Review

Thorn & Bloom Orange Blossom

When most perfume enthusiasts think of orange blossoms, they think of big, feminine white florals or breezy, unisex eau de colognes come to mind. Usually orange blossoms are highlighted in such a way. These are the most popular “uses” of orange blossoms. There are a few exceptions, but I think for the most part, people think of syrupy white florals like Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger or classic eau de colognes like 4711. Thorn & Bloom Orange Blossom is a different side of orange blossom… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ete en Douce EDT Fragrance Review

L'Artisan Parfumeur Ete en douce

 

I’m aware that this review of L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ete en Douce shows that I have some major issues with scented kitty litter.

Something about L’Ete en Douce really grosses me out at the opening. It smells exactly like a chemical flea repellent that we used to use on a cat we had years ago before I found out I was allergic to kitties. Don’t worry, kitty went to an amazing home. Back to the fragrance – My first reaction is to scrub. I avoided… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Etat Libre d’Orange Jasmin et Cigarette EDP Perfume Review

 

Jasmin et Cigarettes is time travel in a bottle. It’s a jazzy, skanky jasmine with this dry, hay-like, fresh pack of cigarettes. A very realistic, freshly opened pack of smokes. But, that isn’t all. If you wanted that, one could purchase a heavily taxed pack of cigarettes. You do get jasmine, but that isn’t what impresses me (actually this jasmine is quite “low brow”). I love the fruity, chewy addition of osmanthus like apricot. I think this is brilliant: hay, dried apricot florals and a fresh pack of ciggarettes. The dry down is “odd” but I think it… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Esscentual Alchemy For The Love of Bees Perfume Oil Review

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I sampled  Esscentual Alchemy For the Love of Bees Botanical Perfume Oil on a dreary January day, a day that I was exhausted by work and frankly, life in general. All I wanted was comfort. The house has been purged of all chocolate and sweets (overreaction to unhealthy December eating), everything was irritating me. This usually isn’t a time that I should sample a fragrance, no fragrance should have to deal with contrary me, but I did. And I’m very happy that I sampled For the Love… Continue reading | 8 Comments