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Huitième Art Sucre d’Ebène EDP Perfume Review

Huitieme Art Sucre d'Ebene perfume

Huitième Art Sucre d’Ebène is inspired by tropical tradewinds. I think that Sucre d’Ebène achieves that. It’s sweet brown sugar and benzoin with a sheer, breezy, “tiki” feel.

Sucre d’Ebène surprises me with an opening of sweet brown sugar and benzoin. It’s so sweet but so wearable. Why? There is this brilliant addition of astringent witch hazel. I’ve always loved the scent of witch hazel and often wondered why it wasn’t used in fragrance. I guess it is seen as mundane and almost… Continue reading

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Huitieme Art Manguier Metisse EDP Perfume Review

Huitieme Art Manguier Metisse perfume

Huitieme Art perfumes only contain 2-3 accords and is based on “phyto-perfumery”. You can read more about that and then some at Ça Fleure Bon. One thing is for sure with this line, they trip me up. I feel like I smell them on “rewind”, especially Manguier Métisse.

Manguier Métisse opens as a sweet mango lassi: sweet, tart, creamy. The mango lassi is perfumed but this time not by a splash of rosewater. Manguier Metisse has a heavy dose of… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Huitieme Art Ambre Ceruleen EDP Perfume Review

Huitieme Art Ambre Ceruleen

I’ve been playing around with the Huitieme Art review and I admit that I haven’t tried them all yet, but I have worn Ambre Céruléen and here’s what I think.

Ambre Céruléen opens as a sweet resinous mix. It’s distinctively opopanax with amber. And it’s powdery in a resinous way. And then what I started to like starts to go astray.  I get soapy wet wipes. And it continues to get powdery and powdery. And eventually, it turns into Johnson & Johnson’s baby… Continue reading | 10 Comments