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Arquiste Aleksandr EDP Perfume Review

Arquiste Aleksandr

If you’re talking to Carlos Huber, creator of the luxury perfume line, Arquiste, and he sprays you with one of the brand’s perfumes, Aleksandr, while you’re standing in front of Yann Vasnier, the rockstar perfumer of the perfume you’re being sprayed with, you find yourself hoping that you’ll like it. You also hope that your face doesn’t do some involuntary weird thing in front of the brand’s creator and the perfumer…A mist of perfume, my nose to my wrist, I smelled a blast of cold violets and rich citrus. This was… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Shelley Kyle Annabelle EDP Perfume Review

Shelley Kyle Annabelle

I really don’t get why the Shelley Kyle line isn’t more popular than it is. The line does sheer and “pretty” so well. Those that like Annick Goutal, Tocca or Jo Malone London perfumes, should really try this line.

Annabelle opens with a “bright” peach and grapefruit with a hint of cucumber. Like many of the other Shelley Kyle perfumes that I’ve tried, Annabelle is sheer and delicate. The heart wears as a soapy and fresh with sweet but tangy fruits and honeyed florals. The dry-down is… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Florascent Kokiku EDP Perfume Review

Florascent Kokiku

Florascent Kokiku is a fruity gourmand in the Kyoto Collection. This entire line is new to me and I was pleasantly surprised by the simplicity and balance of Kokiku.

Kokiku is a delicate green tea floral. It’s a rather abstract, wearing as fresh and sheer fruity tea with a gourmand rose. The feel of Kokiku is Ellena-esque. It dries down to something that reminds me of the most delicate of white tea leaves.

My perfume tastes have been leaning towards the sheer and abstract lately, so… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie EDP Perfume Review

Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

“Why did you buy a Tinker Bell perfume? Were they all out of Hello Kitty?”, David asks. And I admit that explaining that Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie isn’t actually a Disney branded Tinker Bell perfume is difficult. It looks like a product sold at Disneyland and I could argue that it smells like it too. I don’t feel like giving the response, “You see, Van Cleef & Arpels is a fancy jewelry line that for some

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Shelley Kyle Sorella EDP Perfume Review

Shelley Kyle Sorella

I always say that your fragrance tastes don’t necessarily change with time, but they expand. My blog will turn six years old in month. I have so many posts documenting my perfume likes and dislikes. And it’s safe to say that my perfume tastes have expanded, especially over the past two years. I’ve found myself less drawn to “moody” oriental scents and more drawn to florals than ever. I’m wearing more and more perfumes like Shelley Kyle Sorella, a dewy feminine floral.

Sorella smells like a… Continue reading | 3 Comments