I love fig fragrances. And over the years I’ve had this “try all the figs” mentality. And I’ve tried lots of figs. Nez a Nez Figues et Garçons isn’t your usual lactonic/coconut/creamy sort of fig. It’s a bitter, green fig.
Figues et Garçones opens a bitter, green fig with a hint of overripe “skunkiness” from fruits. It smells like a hot day at a farmer’s market – figs, pears, rhubarb. When the greens and effervescent fruits dry down, Figues et Garçons cleans itself… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’m a sucker for a really good gourmand. And Nez à Nez Ambre à Sade is a really good gourmand.
Ambre à Sade is a fruity blackberry and strawberry jam. A camphoric patchouli innuendo is in the background. Ambre à Sade is sweet reminding me of homemade berry jams and buttery, flaky pastries. However, it isn’t overly foody sweet at this stage. There’s a sharp cedar and patchouli keeping this from being 100% French pâtisserie. Cinnamon adds warmth. It reminds me of a croissant dipped in a… Continue reading | 4 Comments
In college all of the cool kids that you’d never know their names would hang out at some silly cocktail party sharing sorry Kerouac-ized versions of their young, misunderstood lives. These cool kids had oodles in common for kids that were so “different”. But one of the common factors I noticed is that they liked to talked about how they modeled for “artists” (which was really them modeling at some community college’s non-credit drawing classes). I don’t know why they would always bring this up… Continue reading | 3 Comments