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
Many years ago when I first became interested in niche perfumes, I was obsessed with ambers and sandalwoods. Over a decade later, I rarely wear perfumes that fit into this genre. It’s not that I dislike them, I just don’t find myself wearing them that often. They don’t fit with my current mood or environment. However, there are a few that I still wear. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble is one of them.
Santal Noble is like spicy, saffron coffee beans with oak. It’s bitter, green… Continue reading
I don’t have issues with fruity fragrances. I just have issues with finding fruity fragrances that I want to wear for more than an hour. I like the idea of them but get fed up with them rather quickly. However, there are a few that I could wear all day. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraiche Passiflore is one of those.
Fraiche Passiflore oepns with fresh stone fruits and berries. It reminds me of raspberries and apricots with an icy coolness. With time Fraiche Passiflore gets more… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Rose Muskissime is a sophisticated fruity-floral perfume. Plus, I love to say the name “Rose Must Kiss a Me.”
Rose Muskissime reminds me of a living rose….with tropical fruits. I pick up pineapple and ripe papaya. The black currant is gorgeous in this. In the heart, I get the green rose and carnation, the fruits become more subtle. The dry down wears closely to the skin and smells like salty skin musk. Rose M. is on holiday and she’s not going to… Continue reading
Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Eau de Camélia Chinois is a hesperedic tea fragrance inspired by Chinese teas. I rather liked this idea and was looking for a summer fragrance a few years ago and purchased a sample. I know you’ve heard this before but why do all green tea scents go “plastic” on my skin?
Eau de Camélia Chinois opens as a fruity green tea with something that reminds me of the peel of a Jamaican tangelo. The scent is sharp and bitter. Some fragrances hit me as… Continue reading | 3 Comments