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JoAnne Bassett Serendipity Natural Parfum Review

Joanne Bassett Serendipity

Serendipity is a perfume in JoAnne Bassett’s More Life Collection, a line of all-natural parfums.

Serendipity opens with a hay-like rose and sliced cucumbers. With time I get a spicy neroli and mimosa that’s almost salty – French florals touched by sea. The dry-down is warm with vanilla and incense woods. Serendipity starts out bright and dries down to something more sultry or like “evening” wear.

Serendipity is one of those fragrances that needs some heat. I’m not talking about warm weather necessarily, but it… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Detaille Aeroplane EDT Fragrance Review

Detaille Aeroplane fragrance

Detaille is a brand of French perfumes and cosmetics created in 1905 by a rather outgoing countess. The brand still has a turn of the century feel with its inspiration and packaging. Aéroplane is a perfume that is a souvenir of the excitement of mankind conquering flight.

Aeroplane opens as an old-school basil citrus “eau de cologne”. It’s a sunny lemon juice and neroli. It gets mossier as it dries down. It becomes this “summer” chypre of patchouli, moss and fresh herbs.

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Humiecki & Graef Blask EDT Perfume Review

Humiecki & Graef Blask

In the perfume world, Humiecki & Graef are known for their esoteric perfume inspirations. And like I said in my Skarb review, I like these strange inspirations. But, I’m aware this is something that you’re attracted to or you aren’t. Blask is an amphibological perfume inspired by trust or “the deepest bond between human beings”. But, I think even if you have trust issues (I know I do) that you could still enjoy this fragrance.

Blask is red wine, barnyard and baklava. The… Continue reading | 6 Comments