I’ve been reviewing a new brand, Precious Liquid. This is a new perfume brand that offers three perfume collections (Exquisite, Pure and Texture¹) that contain three perfumes each. These are meant to wear alone or even to layer using the brand’s 3D Layering.
Precious Liquid markets all of their perfumes as unisex (because all perfumes are unisex). But, I’d say that the Texture Collection is more “traditionally masculine”.
Notes listed include lime, blue agave, salted driftwoods, bay oil and sage.
Blue Agave is… Continue reading
When I first wore Masque Milano Terralba I was reminded of a place that I’ve never been. It’s a place on the Mediterranean coast. A little house with terracotta pots filled with herbs. A little house on built on a cliff. A little house surrounded by wiry evergreens and bright blue saltwater. The sun always shines on this little house.
Terralba opens as aromatic and peppery with balsamic greens. Yet, there’s an aquatic quality to Terralba – fresh and salty. It’s like where sea air meets… Continue reading
Aren’t we all sick of winter? Well, let’s try to break out of this winter funk with “green” perfumes that bring to mind spring buds and summer sunshine.
Blooming Dream Quattro opens as fresh and sharp like lemon and pine. If you grew up in a home that used Pine-Sol, you’re going to think this one smells really clean! Instead of household chores, I’m reminded of old school masculine fragrances from the 1950’s. It’s lemon, pine and spicy black pepper. If it were a color, it’d… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Sometimes when a perfume doesn’t have any impression on me, I store it away and pull it out 6-12 months later to see if my tastes have changed. Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling was exiled to this chartreuse hat box. Here I am 2 years later trying it again to see it had grown on me.
Juniper Sling opens with a crisp citrus. I can’t shake the ambroxan from the start. It seems to overtake the fragrance. When I ignore the ambroxan (I have to make a conscious… Continue reading | 14 Comments
I challenge you to Eau Duelle.
Diptyque Eau Duelle opens as a sheer vanilla with a hint of juniper gin and cool cardamom. My best description of Duelle’s heart is a “clean vanilla”. It isn’t heavy or overly sweet which are traits that many people associate with vanilla. Eau Duelle’s vanilla is sheer and just got out of the shower. It becomes a spicy chai and smoky black tea over a sweeter vanilla amber.
I don’t say this very often but Eau Duelle is a… Continue reading | 4 Comments