Lubin Epidor was a perfume originally launched in 1912. Is this 2017 relaunch anything like the original? I highly doubt it. Anyway, this perfume is inspired by harvesting wheat and the French countryside. Glamour, non?
Epidor opens as a white floral with a sweet, sticky grape jelly. And there’s a lot of baby powder. As it wears, the jasmine and orange blossom really blooms. It’s heady with stone fruit undercurrents (like plum). As it wears, there’s an addition of a white musk. Now the base of this fragrance is a pleasant… Continue reading
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
Indie perfume brand Blackbird really needs to keep on keeping on with the fruity themes. Why? Because they’re nailing them. They’re making fruity perfumes that even the fruity/fruity-floral perfume averse will love. I really enjoyed the weird banana Y06-S. Now I’m enjoying the weird plum, Anemone. Fruits, like flowers, are so weird and subversive but brands rarely ever display that delightful side of fruit in perfumes.
Anemone opens like effervescent turpentine. It smells like champagne in an artist’s studio. Then it settles… Continue reading | 2 Comments
OK, I get it. You’re probably sick of hearing about oud perfumes. But, hear me out. Amouroud is a line of perfumes that may have “oud” in its title, but it uses oud as a seasoning instead of a main dish. Today I’m doing a 2-for-1 review because the note lists of these two *sound* similar but the perfumes themselves are not.¹
Notes listed include include apricot, saffron, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, oud, leather, moss, vanilla and vetiver. Launched in 2016.
The opening of… Continue reading
Like many other designer brands, Thierry Mugler has also launched a line of “exclusive” (AKA more expensive) line-up of perfumes sold at select locations and costs a lot more than their other fragrances. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since everyone has a more expensive, limited distributed line of perfumes all in uniform bottles. But, I guess this is also what surprised me. Mugler has seemed to always do their own thing. I told myself that I’d try Les Exceptions if they came my way but I wasn’t going… Continue reading | 4 Comments