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Juliette Has a Gun Moscow Mule Perfume Review

Juliette Has a Gun Moscow Mule

Despite being around for many years, the Moscow Mule has gained popularity over the past decade. Initially created as something to sell Smirnoff vodka and gingerale, its “ease of drinking” helped it became what feels less like a fad and more like a staple. It’s a refreshing cocktail with ginger, vodka and lime. Plus, the copper mug doesn’t hinder its popularity. It’s stylish. It’s alcohol in a mug!

When Juliette Has a Gun announced that they were releasing a perfume inspired… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Pinrose Perfume Reviews – Volume II

Pinrose perfumes

A few years ago, I reviewed perfumes by Pinrose. Since then, they’ve expanded their line adding new fragrances. They’ve also changed their packaging and marketing¹. Here’s my thoughts on some of the perfumes that I didn’t review in my initial post.

Pinrose Secret Genius

Secret Genius

Notes of Madagascan vanilla, caramel and sandalwood. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont

Secret Genius is a gourmand. It opens with flowers and a coconut-like nuttiness. The scent… Continue reading

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Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana Perfume Review

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana

 

When I first tried Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana, I merely dismissed it as Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue for Her but with more plumage. Both have some similarities – citrus, dry woods and a breezy feel. However, now that I’m trying Bahiana again, over a decade from its initial release, I realize there’s some to Bahiana.

The opening of Bahiana is almost like a vegetal, musky citrus. It’s lemon and something that reminds me of ambrette. As it wears… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Raw Spirit Summer Rain EDP Perfume Review

Raw Spirit Summer Rain

Raw Spirit¹ Summer Rain is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms in the Florida Everglades².

Summer Rain opens as tangy citrus zest. It smells exactly like zesting a lime. In addition, the grapefruit adds a bitterness to the natural sweetness of the lime. This opening is hyper-realistic. The heart does capture some of that Florida humidity. It’s a humid white floral with leafy greens. It’s the white florals that grow so easily in Southern Florida like orange blossoms and tangled vines of jasmine. No other note… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Shelley Kyle McClendon EDP Fragrance Review

Shelley Kyle McClendon

Shelley Kyle is one of those brands that I like for their over-the-top feminine florals. I mean, they even sell these frou-frou powder puffs and body powders that really invoke Old Hollywood glamour. Most of the Shelley Kyle fragrances lean traditionally feminine, except for this one. McClendon is a refreshing unisex citrus fragrance named after her son.

McClendon opens with a really sharp citrus. Really sharp citrus notes is that they remind me of dish washing detergent. I realize that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments