Les Parfums de Rosine partnered with LeSnob¹, a French-based accessories house, to create a trio of perfumes:
Le Snob No. 1 Gothic Rose
Notes of elemi, incense, mandarin orange, neroli, myrtle, artemesia, caoutchouc, cinnamon, rose, plum, wallflower, Atlas cedar, vanilla, amber, musk, myrrh and leather. Launched in 2016.
Gothic Rose opens as green herbs with citrus-hued incense resins. So many incense perfumes are balsamic – they smell sticky and resinous. Le Snob No. 1 presents incense in a… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Atelier des Ors Aube Rubis is one of those perfumes that I think I know but then I wear it a few different times over a span of a few different seasons and then I realize I never really knew it. There are times that I think of it like an iris gourmand (usually in warmer weather). Sometimes I think of it as a very opulent fruitichouli (again, in warmer weather). And then I wear it on cooler days and it’s suede and woods. Or it’s… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I like many perfumes from aroma M, like the va-va-voom amber of Geisha Noire and the the green-licorice of Geisha Green. But, I have to say that Vanilla Hinoki may be my new favorite this indie brand. Vanilla Hinoki is inspired by Japanese baths. It’s fresh, clean and relaxing without being the sort of typical fragrance we’d expect when such adjectives were used to describe them.
When I first tried Vanilla Hinoki, I was so surprised by its steamy opening… Continue reading | 2 Comments
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.
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
Thameen¹ is a British niche perfume house that makes perfumes that are inspired by iconic jewels and jewelry. I don’t know much about the jewels worn by royalty, but I do like the idea of comparing gemstones to perfumes. In a way, you can think of perfume like a piece of jewelry, an accessory. It’s a way to add some sparkle and some glamour to your look.
Thameen is a new-to-me brand even though they’ve been around for a few years. Being British, they haven’t had much presence in the U.S. until recently. There are a lot of them… Continue reading | 2 Comments