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DSH Perfumes Les Fruits Defendus Vol. 1 Natural Perfume Reviews

Colorado-based indie perfume brand DSH Perfumes launched a collection of perfumes this year inspired by “Forbidden Fruits”. Les Fruits Défendus are all fragrances wrapped up in culture, mythology and symbolism associated with fruits.

Cranach Adam and Eve

Bakul Medjool

Notes listed include date, cardamom, bitter orange, bitter almond, rose, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, vanilla and sandalwood.

This one is delicious. I also think this one highlights a lot of what I like about Dawn’s style. It smells just like a dried date. It’s boozy… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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MCDI Peche Cardinal Perfume Review

MDCI Peche Cardinal

Last year, I was going through a big peach moment. Never before had I cared for the note, but suddenly I wanted everything peach. I bought peach shower gels, lotions, candles and even perfumes. Somehow in this peach phase, I totally forgot about MDCI Perfumes Pèchè Cardinal which was a real shame because it was exactly what I wanted.

Peche Cardinal is a lactonic peach. The opening peach schnapps and toasted coconut. This is accented by juicy, ripe purple berries and crushed fig leaves… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Yves Rocher Naturelle Osmanthus Perfume Review

Yves Rocher Naturelle Osmanthus

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I try to review as many Yves Rocher fragrances that I can. Why? Well, overall, I like the brand. I think they’re good for the money. Then, in the U.S. there are no physical Yves Rocher stores. You can order online which means that you are blind-buying fragrances (a practice I typically discourage). And finally, there are few reviews of Yves Rocher fragrances in English. Basically, I review Yves Rocher like it’s a public service announcement.

Naturelle… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Perfume Review

Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Being a perfume lover comes with its (un)fair share of heartbreaks. When you take up this “hobby”, you risk falling in love with a perfume that will be discontinued without an explanation or reformulated without an announcement. You also risk falling for something that costs as much as a monthly lease payment on a luxury car. Who knew that 50 ml of some invisible stuff diluted in alcohol could be so complicated? Today, I’m discussing a few of… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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M. Micallef Ananda Perfume Review

M.Micallef Ananda

Over the past few years, I’ve been craving peach-scented things. I have always liked peach/stones fruit notes, like that in Lancôme Trésor or Chanel Coco. But over the past two years, I’ve oddly enjoyed straight-forward, fruity peaches (like cheap stuff by 4711). M. Micallef Ananda is a fruity-floral that perfectly satisfies my straight-forward peach cravings without coming across like some one-trick perfume.

Ananda opens with a clean citrus and a powdery, vanilla-ish floral that reminds me of heliotrope. It’s radiant a floral… Continue reading | 6 Comments