Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Fragile (Violet) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Fragile

Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

Oh, violets. I love them so much. They’re so fragile, so delicate. Foolish humans have mostly… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Serge Lutens La Myrrhe EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

“So, what’s your type?”

It’s something, as far as people go, that I didn’t really ask myself. I like clever, funny folks. I like people that are going to get my corny puns. I like a person that may even laugh at that corny pun. But, when it comes to perfume, I have a type. I have a few types.

“My type? I like Greens so bitter they’ll make your nose bleed. I like Aldehydes as big as the hair on The Porter Wagoner Show and as frigid as Joan Crawford. And… Continue reading | 13 Comments


The Scent of Departure ICN Seoul EDT Perfume Review

Scent of Departure Seoul

There are many places on my “to visit” list. Seoul is one of those. Historical; yet modern. I have no idea what it smells like but with a population density double that of NYC, I imagine that the city itself stinks. Here’s an interpretation. Let’s see if The Scent of Departure captures the soul of Seoul in fragrance. 

Seoul opens as fresh and green with grass and melons. And the lotus kicks in. Seoul is aquatic and floral. There’s an astringent fig… Continue reading

body products

Overview of Anjolie Ayurveda & Soap Review

Anjolie Ayurveda is a body care line created by mother and daughter, Cary and Meryl. The products are handmade in India. All materials and scents are grown on the Anjolie plantation. You can read more about the brand’s philosophy and contributions here or watch the video below.

It’s funny because  I have seen this line in person, but I have never bought a bar. I met Cary and Meryl at the New York International Gift Fair. I was very impressed by their enthusiasm and kindness.  I took the time to smell the line and it… Continue reading | 2 Comments


DSH Perfumes 1000 Lilies Natural EDP Review

DSH Perfumes Parfums des Beaux Arts 1000 Lilies is a perfume from the Secrets of Egypt Collection, a limited edition collection created for Denver Art Museum’s King Tut exhibit. This perfume is based on Susinon, an ancient Egyptian and Greek perfume. It is said this is the perfume that Cleopatra scented her sails with. I like the thought of that.

1000 Lilies is very floral on me, but this is what I expected with a name like 1000 Lilies! Immediately I am hit with the… Continue reading | 16 Comments