Aftelier Palimpsest EDP Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Palimpsest

Palimpsest is a new fruity-floral perfume by Aftelier that “captures the feeling of being in the Garden of Eden at midnight: lush, wild florals, forbidden fruit, and majestic creatures in hiding.” And I can see that. When wearing Palimpsest, I was brought to mind of Gauguin’s paintings inspired by Polynesia. Palimpsest is bright and tropical without smelling like other perfumes in the “tropical fruity-floral” genre.

Palimpsest opens as bubblegum-ish florals and dewy, fresh fruit. It’s sticky fruits and humid honeysuckle. Really the best way I can… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Providence Perfumes Lei Flower EDP Natural Perfume Review

Providence Perfume Co. Lei Flower

Providence Perfume Lei Flower is a tropical gourmand that is 100% naturally delicious.

Lei Flower opens up “juicy” almost like cherry, cherry-almond. It’s so juicy and fruity at this stage. And I love it for this.  It gets sweet like honey, but it isn’t honey. It’s a mix of the ripe fruits, sticky, carmalized sugar, and coconut flakes.Yeah, it’s delicious. There are florals but they come across more like dried fruits, like dehydrated slices of bananas and plantains. Lei Flower reminds me… Continue reading | 8 Comments