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Ormonde Jayne Zizan EDP Perfume Review

Ormonde Jayne Zizan

 

When I first tried Ormonde Jayne Zizan, I didn’t like it. It’s one that is is marketed “for men”. I thought it was too generic. The only thing I liked about this fragrance was the name “Zizan”. I still like to say it. And I like to say it like “SHAZAM!” Do it. Say it. It’s fun. I’ve tried Zizan a few more times and it’s grown on me.

Zizan has all of the elements of a popular fragrances marketed to men but one could argue that… Continue reading

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Eating Crow – November 2014

crow

I had said in my 6th Blogiversary post that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.

In November, I revisited some spicy scents that I’ve previously reviewed. So on this Thanksgiving let’s see if I’m going to eat any crow…

Costume National Homme

Costume National Homme review published September 17th, 2011. 

Initial Thoughts – I called it “chai and… Continue reading | 22 Comments

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Mojo Magique Voodoo Child EDT Perfume Review

Mojo Magique Voodoo Child

Mojo is a Lousiana-based casual clothing line that specializes in cool bayou graphics. Last year the line launched its first fragrance, Mojo Magique, a fragrance that I really liked wearing. This year the brand has followed-up with two new fragrances. And one of these is Voodoo Child.

Voodoo Child opens as a spicy orange blossom. With time the Pernod-like anise makes an appearance with a dry, spicy and slightly fruity pink pepper. The heart is a breezy… Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs Lola EDP Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs Lola

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

This Monday, I take a look at a perfume that I consider a “remix” of everything that has been popular in mainstream perfumery for the past 6 years. Marc Jacobs Lola has it all: pink pepper, cedar, some fruits, powdery rose and an inoffensive base. It may have it all but at the same time it has very little. When something is developed to be such a “crowd-pleaser”, it comes across as something without any personality.

Lola opens more… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Maison Martin Margiela Replica Jazz Club EDT Perfume Review

Maison Martin Jazz Club

Maison Martin Margiela has launched a line of Replica perfumes inspired by various memories from beaches to carnivals. I have a feeling out of the Replica series, that Jazz Club will receive the most hype. It’s a powdery tobacco leather that leans to the sweeter side. It seems to have all these elements that people like.

Jazz Club reminds me too much of standing outside of an Abercrombie & Fitch covered in Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby powder. It’s powdery with a very sharp, synthetic sweet… Continue reading | 11 Comments