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Chloe Nomade EDT Perfume Review

Chloe Nomade EDT perfume review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

When it comes to Chloé perfumes, I don’t really have an opinion one way or another. When I do, they discontinue whatever I like (such as Love, Chloé). Everything else has been a rose-y flanker that basically define “generic perfume” smells. It’s not that those are bad; I’m actually genuinely in awe of their line for creating things that are so generic… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Lubin Epidor Perfume Review

Lubin Epidor perfume review

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

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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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Blackbird Anemone Perfume Review

Blackbird Anemone review

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

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Amouroud Agarwood Noir & Oud After Dark Perfume Reviews

Amouroud Perfumes

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

AGARWOOD NOIR

Notes listed include include apricot, saffron, pink pepper, jasmine, rose, oud, leather, moss, vanilla and vetiver. Launched in 2016.

The opening of… Continue reading