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Hermes Hermessence Cedre Sambac Perfume Review

Hermes Cedre Sambac

One of my many character flaws is that I love the Hermès Hermèssence collection. I live for sheer, ephemeral things that are basically non-existent. According to online perfume platforms and other perfume-related reviews, this is a problem. But, it’s not for me. I think things that last forever on the skin are a nightmare; they’re oppressive. My attention span and patience aren’t equipped for marathon perfumes.

This year Hermès has launched additional perfumes in the Hermèssence collection. The names suggested “heavier” perfumes, but I’m a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Atkinsons Jasmine in Tangerine Perfume Review

Atkinsons Jasmine in Tangerine

Atkinsons is one of those newly revived perfume houses. It’s a British perfume house that now offers some classics as well as additional contemporary perfumes.  Let me start out with this disclaimer – This perfume has been the only experience that I’ve had with the line and it’s in the Contemporary Collection.

Jasmine in Tangerine opens as the sort of jasmine that reminds me of hairspray. There’s a bit of tangerine peel. Something about this perfume comes across as a “period piece”. It really reminds me… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 4 Perfume Review

Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 4

Parfums de Rosine has an entire collection of Ballerina perfumes and from this title you can probably guess that now the collection consists of four perfumes.  And since this Parfums de Rosine, all of the perfumes are centered around roses. From the flowers to its tutu, the entire theme of Parfums de Rosine Ballerina No. 4 is “white”.

Ballerina No. 4 is a white floral that is heavy with the rose. The opening is bergamot with a spiced, peppery rose. Within… Continue reading

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Montale Sweet Peony Perfume Review

Montale Sweet Peony

Montale Sweet Peony is one of those perfumes that wears nothing like the note list would imply (even though you smell most of what is in the note list). It also doesn’t wear like its name would imply either. Because of both of these factors, that’s why I feel inclined to review it. I feel like I’m doing the public a service.

Sweet Peony is a peach-y, creamy rose. Do you know “wedding almonds”? Because that’s what Sweet Peony reminds me of. It’s like a pink bouquet… Continue reading

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Ormonde Jayne White Gold Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne White Gold

When it comes to Ormonde Jayne, I’m one of those people that prefers their florals. I love their style of taking something that could otherwise seem dated or overwhelming and make it feel lightweight and new. And not just light, but light, as in rays of light. I’m all about Ormonde Jayne’s radiant florals. White Gold is like the epitome of a radiant white floral.

White Gold is a radiant jasmine. It opens with the sort of pink pepper meets orange zest that has become a… Continue reading