I was immediately drawn to Vilhelm Room Service because of the name. How luxurious is that? And then I read that it is a fragrance inspired by the legendary Greta Garbo and how her hotel rooms would be filled with bouquets. You can see why this one of the first perfumes I reached for out of my Vilhelm samples.
Well, I’m not going to withold the suspense. Room Service is disappointing. It’s not really the perfume as much as it is a case of terrible pairing, another case of “Wrong Perfume… Continue reading
Memo Paris Tiger’s Nest is inspired by a sacred Buddhist monastery in Bhutan nested in the Himalayas. So even though the design on the bottle wants you to believe this is a perfume about tigers, it’s not really that. This isn’t some feral musk composition but instead a meditative incense perfume.
Tiger’s Nest opens with a radiance that I find unexpected. It’s a liturgical frankincense with fizzy, champagne-like aldehydes. In addition, it’s spicy with both warm/cool spices (i.e. clove, cardamom). The heart is frankincense and balsamic incense resins. It wears rather linear or at… Continue reading
There’s a lot of reasons to be upset with the uber-wealthy but I think one reason that most of us can agree on is that most of the uber-wealthy do very boring things with their money. I am sure that all of us have sat around, even those of us that only gamble by buying perfumes unsniffed, fantasizing about what we would do if we won the lottery. Once we get past the things that could make us very comfortable, we can fantasize about what we would do with the extra or what we’d… Continue reading | 2 Comments
All you need to know about Juliette Has a Gun Mmmm…is that it is Dior Hypnotic Poison. OK, that’s an exaggeration. After wearing it a few more times, I realize there are some subtle differences. But, Mmmm… seems like it could have easily been a Dior Poison flanker.
Mmmm…opens with something that reminds me of Play-Doh and raspberry cordial (Chambord). Some of you may be thinking, “Wow, what a mess!” and the rest of us are going “ohhhh, yeah!”. I’m one of the weirdos that likes the that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Have you missed me? I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted (umm…months), but here I am. Long story short, everything is fine. I’ve just been so busy with my new career and in general, life. Something had to give and it was this blog. After taking a break for my own sanity, I’m ready to talk about perfume again. Here I am breaking my multi-month sabbatical to talk about a white floral by French niche brand Initio that has a ridiculous name, Addictive Vibration.
Addictive Vibration is… Continue reading | 10 Comments