Dusita Issara is the brand’s take on a classic fougère. The brand describes it as fresh and throws in some imagery of the countryside in summer. So, with this description, I was expecting something along the lines of By Kilian Taste of Heaven or Amouage Sunshine Men. You know, something fresh and aromatic. Instead Issara plays up the sweetness associated with fougères, emphasizing the booziness of coumarin and honeyed sweetness of tobacco.
Issara, even if not described as a tobacco-y fragrance, reminds me very much of cigars. It opens… Continue reading | 2 Comments
When I smell Boadicea the Victorious Salubrious, I get this synesthetic rush of a color and texture. It’s a solferino velvet. So dark, with a purple tint, soft, smooth. This vision is somewhere between Interview With a Vampire and if a plum had peach fuzz. I don’t think a bridge exists to join the two, except for this fragrance. Salubrious reminds me of velvety rose petals, dark stone fruits, red wine with a licentious, vampy darkness.
Visions… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Vero Profumo Rubj (say “ruby”) EDP is a night-blooming tuberose, tropical fruity floral. It’s hot and humid with juicy, equator loving fruits. I’m not a dancer and I’m not even interested in going out dancing for fear of hurting myself physically and/or embarrassing myself beyond repair. But, I love the idea of getting dressed up to go dancing, red dress and matching lipstick, seductive opera gloves, and cha-cha heels. Rubj EDP is like my “salsa dancing” fantasy scent in luxury perfume form. It’s hot, humid, and the fruits… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Ineke Field Notes From Paris, or F in the alphabetical line, is described as a woody or*ental. I describe this 6th fragrance from Ineke as fantastic. I don’t care which gender wears Field Notes from Paris, one is going to feel confident and assured wearing it. I would say that Field Notes From Paris is a “fresh” leather floral amber. It has fresh spiciness, lots of leather, and woods. It’s my favorite INeKe perfume.
Field Notes is inspired by classic French perfumes with notes of leather, but it is… Continue reading | 7 Comments
I’m not intimidated by many fragrances. I love “heavy” scents. I usually wear too much perfume and I spritz on juice like I’m using the free tester at the store. But, I have to admit that I’m a bit intimidated by Geisha Noire. This is a black amber fragrance. It isn’t shy. I can see how this scent is like a mysterious character in a film noir. But, I also get a bit of mysticism from Geisha Noire. It’s like that dangerous siren first went to get… Continue reading | 14 Comments