i Profumi di Firenze Melograno Selvatico EDP Perfume Review

i profumi di firenzePomegranates are delicious. They’re beautiful and the fruit smells good. However, I’ve yet to find any fragrance with pomegranate as the main player that smells good on skin.

i Profumi di Firenze Melograno Selvatico opens with a green, bitter floralness that reminds me of lemon blossoms. There is a humid and aquatic, fresh-air element to Melograno Selvatico. On me, Melograno Selvatico wears as fresh citrus blossoms, very delicate blossoms. In the heart, I get a very faint pomegranate-like fruit juice and grapefruit peel with the florals. And if I… Continue reading | 5 Comments


BLOOD Concept B EDP Perfume Review

BLOOD Concept B perfume

Representing the 4 blood types, there are 4 fragrances in the BLOOD Concept line. Out of the line, I’ve had 2 scrubbers and 2 potential scrubbers. Actually the “potentials” ended up being OK once I got over their initial metallic-ness.

Concept B opens as something that reminds me of a hamster cage. Actually it isn’t as bad as it sounds. It smells like an astringent, peppery cedar and metal bars. It’s a hamster cage, a clean hamster cage. The fragrance is sharp, cool and… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Archipelago Pomegranate EDT Fragrance Review

Archipelago Pomegranate Perfume

Archipealgo Pomegranate is a citrus-floral that is sunny and energetic. If you are looking for something fruity like a pomegranate, this isn’t it. I don’t know why, but it seems like no perfume actually smells like pomegranate. There just isn’t a decent synthetic or natural on the market.

Pomegranate opens as a shrill fruity-floral that reminds me of crisp lemon and lemon blossoms. It’s bright, shiny and cheerful. I get tart-sweet fruit, but I wouldn’t sniff it and think “pomegranate” but I do think “juicy… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection Review

Voluspa Maison Rouge Collection

Not too long ago, I mentioned that Voluspa has launched the Maison Rouge Collection, a diverse home fragrance collection with beautiful Art Nouveau inspired packaging. More info here. I’ve had a chance to sniff the entire line and here’s what my nose and me think:

Warm Perique Tabac – My impression is that this is a warm, comforting fragrance. It is tobacco but not a dried pipe tobacco. The tobacco used in Warm Perique Tabac is freshly cut, only partially dried… Continue reading | 12 Comments


DSH Perfumes Nourouz EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Gingembre

I was so happy to find out that this scent existed. Nowruz is hands down my favorite holiday ever. Who doesn’t love a celebration that includes good food, fresh flowers, the outdoors, clean homes, and new clothes? Who doesn’t love a holiday that celebrates the rebirth of nature? Parfums des Beaux Arts by DSH is a nice gourmand but I really don’t think it does actual Nowruz any justice. If I was to do a Nourouz fragrance (and I haven’t) it would be a… Continue reading | 2 Comments