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Shelley Kyle Annabelle EDP Perfume Review

Shelley Kyle Annabelle

I really don’t get why the Shelley Kyle line isn’t more popular than it is. The line does sheer and “pretty” so well. Those that like Annick Goutal, Tocca or Jo Malone London perfumes, should really try this line.

Annabelle opens with a “bright” peach and grapefruit with a hint of cucumber. Like many of the other Shelley Kyle perfumes that I’ve tried, Annabelle is sheer and delicate. The heart wears as a soapy and fresh with sweet but tangy fruits and honeyed florals. The dry-down is… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Malle Musc Ravageur EDP Perfume Review

 Malle Musc Ravageur

After years of wearing Malle Musc Ravageur, I took a sabbatical from this spicy musk. I moved on to other things. It’s been over two years since I’ve last wore it. With the cold weather and snowflakes in the air, I’ve started wearing Musc Ravageur again. Wearing it now, it’s a much sweeter and more gourmand fragrance than I remember. What I thought of as “sex kitten” fragrance now smells like Christmas and holiday confections.

Musc Ravaguer opens as a spicy blend of cinnamon and lavender… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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YOSH Ginger Ciao EDP Perfume Review

YOSH Ginger Ciao EDP

Ginger Ciao is my favorite of the YOSH perfumes. I wore it to a Gaugin exhibit and I’ve loved it ever since.

Ginger Ciao opens as night blooming flowers in the middle of the night. Imagine a place that is dark and quiet; the only thing speaking is this fragrance. I get orange blossoms, ylang ylang and this stunning floral humidity. It’s rugged, slightly raw which in my mind makes it passionate. Somewhere in there you pick up on freshly grated ginger. It continues… Continue reading | 3 Comments