When I first tried Ormonde Jayne Zizan, I didn’t like it. It’s one that is is marketed “for men”. I thought it was too generic. The only thing I liked about this fragrance was the name “Zizan”. I still like to say it. And I like to say it like “SHAZAM!” Do it. Say it. It’s fun. I’ve tried Zizan a few more times and it’s grown on me.
Zizan has all of the elements of a popular fragrances marketed to men but one could argue that… Continue reading
Let me introduce you to one of my favorite vetiver fragrances ever.
Hermès Hermessence Vetiver Tonka smells like a vetiver caramel latte. The hazelnut in this comes across as coffee beans to me. The fragrance has that abstract sheerness that it appears that only Ellena can do successfully. It’s a slightly salty vetiver, green and gourmand with better-than-vanilla tonka beans. It’s warm and slightly smoky.
Notes listed include vetiver, hazelnut, praline and
Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet was created in 1902 but it reminds me of popular men’s eau de colognes from the 1960’s.
Blenheim Bouquet opens as a very strong lemon that reminds me of Lemon Heads because it has a little bit of sugar. I almost sneeze within the first 10 minutes of wear because it’s all Lemon Heads with spicy black pepper underneath. I get a faint herbal/pine turpentine that makes this different than the average eau de cologne. It adds a sharpness and mixes well… Continue reading | 2 Comments