Thorn & Bloom Bird of Paradise EDP Natural Perfume Review

Thorn & Bloom Bird of Paradise

Thorn & Bloom is a new artisanal botanical perfume brand that launched last month. So far, I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m rather impressed, especially with the floral compositions. Bird of Paradise is an unreserved white floral that is a contrast of cool white florals and warm resins.

Bird of Paradise opens as an intoxicating white floral with a juicy pineapple sweetness. The scent blossoms into an indolic jasmine. This is a huge, heady and very realistic jasmine. As it wears… Continue reading | 5 Comments


Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue EDP Perfume Review

Bond No. 9 Perfumista Avenue

Bond No. 9 usually makes perfumes inspired by places in NYC, but apparently with their extensive catalogue they needed to branch out as all the New York references have been exhausted. I mean they launched a Queens perfume this year…Anyway, last year they launched a couple of perfumes inspired by the community of perfume lovers instead of locations in NYC. There was WWW  DOT Bond Whatever and this one, Perfumista Ave. I playfully poked fun at the names last year in my… Continue reading


Diptyque Eau Rose EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Eau Rose perfume

It surprises me that Diptyque didn’t already have a rose personal fragrance. It seems like something they would have launched years ago. Haven’t they had their Roses candles forever? Well, rose is really trendy right now and Diptyque finally launched their rose perfume. The copy on the website is a bit meaningless: “A totally new fragrances that pays tribute to the queen of flowers, the rose…it was only a matter of time before Diptyque decided to showcase the rose.” I get the impression they really… Continue reading | 8 Comments