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Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu

I have not been impressed with any of the more recent Tom Ford Private Blend launches and yes, I’m still bitter about Amber Absolute‘s retirement. In fact, I think many of the “regular” Tom Ford perfumes are more interesting than the newer Private Blends! When I heard of the new Patchouli Absolu launch, I wasn’t expected much…and yes, I’m still bitter about Purple Patchouli’s retirement. However, with this launch, I smell a little “glimmer of hope” when it comes… Continue reading

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Givenchy Insense EDT Fragrance Review

Givenchy Insense

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume (Vintage)

I imagine that Givenchy Insensé was a difficult one to “get” during its launch in 1993. I still find this masculine-floral a bit difficult to comprehend (I mean the name roughly means “wild and crazy”), but in a good way.

Insensé opens as very vegetal with lots of basil and aldehydes. It’s green, dewy, alive. So much galbanum! I’m always confused by Insensé because it is clean and soapy but their is a skankiness that isn’t actually dirty but… Continue reading | 4 Comments