Rancé 1795 Laetitia EDP Perfume Review

Rance Laetitia perfume

My review of Gucci Bloom from earlier this week reminded me of entire genres of perfumes that I used to wear all of the time. I would wear pretty white florals or smooth, warm amber/patchouli fragrances like Prada (which is now called “original” or “Amber”).  Those were my jam. Here I am in 2018 and I rarely ever wear fragrances like that. Since I’m revisiting these, I remembered that Rancé Laetitia is a patchouli-heavy amber-style fragrance that reminds me of my beloved original Prada.


Malle Dries Van Noten EDP Perfume Review

Malle Dries van Noten

If you come home to your little condo after a day of shopping and sniffing and you sit next to your significant other on the sofa and you chat for a minute and then s/he suddenly gets up and checks the garbage disposal and starts running it and then sits back down and then looks at you funny and says, “I thought that smell was something rotten in the garbage disposal but it’s you!” then maybe you should reconsider your perfume choices.

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Tom Ford Lys Fume EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Lys Fume

At one time, I liked Tom Ford Private Blends but then the line started discontinuing the good stuff and replacing it with crap like the White Musk Collection. Like many people, my heart fluttered when I heard about “Jardin Noir”. Yeah, “noir” is overused and abused in the perfume world but I mean, it’s a “dark” floral collection. What could go wrong? I couldn’t wait to try Lys Fume. In my mind it was a dark, smoky, boozy lily that was unlike any of the other… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Opus Oils Starlet Perfume Review

Opus Oils Starlet perfume review

Starlet is a spicy, orange blossom and rose long-wearing perfume in the Opus Oils Burlesque Collection. When I wear Starlet, I feel like an Old Hollywood starlet. Well, I feel that way every day, but you get what I’m saying 🙂 . This juice has a classic vibe.

Starlet is beautiful. It opens with green roses and tangy orange blossom water. It’s really a starlet. It’s glamorous in a classic way. With a little more time, the roses become powdery, more feminine. Orange… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale EDT Fragrance Review

Since 2005, I’ve ignored Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale. I got all upset once I started reading reviews that said it wasn’t a gingery, green sushi-inspired perfume with cold, salty white rice. I’m so literal; I know! At the time, I lived in an area that didn’t carry Bois 1920. I sure wasn’t going to order a sample of this spicy, comfort scent. It wouldn’t of appealed to me at that time anyways. Well, times have changed and it’s almost 2011. It’s cold and rainy… Continue reading | 15 Comments