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Amouage Beach Hut Man Perfume Review

Amouage Beach Hut Man

Life is a beach, but Amouage Beach Hut Man isn’t. Or at least it’s not some tropical floral/coconut/”Margaritaville” beach. Nor is it some sea-breeze aquatic that I typically call “blue juice” when I’m referring to perfumes. I just really wanted to get that out of the way. With a name like “Beach Hut Man”¹, people may try this wanting/expecting coconut and salt water. If you do, just stick to stuff like Creed Virgin Island Water and leave this new one from Amouage alone.

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Precious Liquid Texture Collection Reviews

Precious Liquid Fresh Vetyver

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”.

Blue Agave

Notes listed include lime, blue agave, salted driftwoods, bay oil and sage.

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Hugo Boss HUGO & Boss Bottled Perfume Reviews

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes

I’m trying to spend some time this summer organizing and going through all my mess. I’m attempting to organize beauty stuff, which is not easy. I don’t have much space (oh, and I have too much stuff). I’m also trying to organize perfume samples (this is not easy because I still can’t figure out a system that makes sense). I thought I’d knock out a few Mainstream Monday: The Masculine Edition reviews. Today I’m sniffing two Hugo Boss scents from the 90’s:

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Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee EDP Perfume Review

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

From the name to the copy,  Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée brings to mind van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. I’m always surprised when brands commit to such boldness. This is an iconic painting easily recognized that often pops up in our popular culture. It’s been discussed in every Art History 101 class. People have spent years researching and interpreting it. When one chooses such an inspiration, it comes with a lot of expectations. And in the world of perfume, expectations do you no favors.

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Apoteker Tepe Anabasis EDP Perfume Review

Apoteker Tepe

When I first moved to the NYC area, I ended up going perfume sniffing. It was like some twisted way of convincing myself that moving would be “worth it”. Even though I should have been doing things to make the apartment feel more like a home, I was out and about wearing two leather jackets on top of each other because I didn’t have a warm enough coat. I started at Christopher Street and ended up in Brooklyn (Twisted Lily). I spotted this line, Apoteker Tepe. I had… Continue reading | 12 Comments