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Edward Bess Genre Perfume Review

Edward Bess Genre

I’ve always been intimidated by horses. I rightfully should be. I have no experience with them; I’ve never rode one. They’re huge, powerful creatures that really don’t need me. Like most things intimidating, I’m intrigued by them. So, when I look them it’s equal parts awe and also “this thing could kill me”.  They’re gorgeous huge, powerful creatures. I love them and basically all of the imagery they represent. I may not have any experience with horses but many people have. I imagine that makeup artist Edward Bess… Continue reading

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MariaLux Yours Deeply Perfume Review

Maria Lux Yours Deeply

It’s technically spring in the Northern Hemisphere and I’m over here wearing perfumes that smell like autumn. MariaLux Yours Deeply is one of those spicy, boozy perfumes that manages to smell rich, dark, deep…indulgent.

Yours Deeply is a rich, deep fragrance. It opens with an animalic honey and a barnyard oud. But, there’s also a heavy dose of warm spices and hot apple cider (that reminds me very much of Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile). The spices, the honeyed sweetness and candied citrus keeps this… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True Perfume Review

Stephane Humbert Lucas Wish Come True

When I first saw the bottle of Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True, I had no desire to try the perfume. It looks like a weird Christmas ornament on a giant mall tree. I also thought the name was corny. I later put together that this is one of those French brands inspired by the Middle East. So, I think is some sort of “Aladdin”-ish thing. Anyway, I’m happy I tried it because it’s way more interesting than I initially expected.

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Parfumerie Generale 19 Louanges Profanes Perfume Review


Parfumerie Generale 19

Parfumerie Générale Louanges Profanes is a perfume wreathed in Biblical symbolism. When I wear the perfume, this makes sense. It’s somewhere between a pious grand-tante and Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection.

Louanges Profanes opens with a mothball-like lily and a lacquered jewelry chest. To summarize, it’s an indolic floral with sparkling notes and smooth woods. The floral is a funeral-style Asiatic lily, which I love. Louanges Profanes takes me all over the place. It starts to remind me of cherry-scented lip balm and nag… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra Perfume Review

Aqua di Parma Mirra

Myrrh is one of those notes that I adore but it’s not an easy note to wear. Myrrh can be very acrid and bitter. Sometimes it’s cold, like in Serge Lutens La Myrrhe (one of my favorite perfumes). Other times it’s like waxy black licorice. And sometimes you get a whiff of myrrh that smells like the exhaust of a semi-truck. Of course, myrrh will also remind some people of church/mass.

Acqua di Parma launched Colonia Mirra, which is basically a “soliflore”/single note… Continue reading | 2 Comments