Escentric Molecules have a bit of a cult-following in world of niche perfume and in the world of fashionable people¹. But, it’s never really been a line that I’ve been drawn to despite liking the perfumes on other people. They’re the sort of perfumes that you wear for others and not yourself. I wear perfume for me.
Escentric Molecules has launched two/binary new perfumes in their minimalist collection, Molecule 04 and Escentric 04:
Molecule 04 is like a citrus-hued sandalwood. It’s dry, woodsy and… Continue reading | 3 Comments
I’m finally going to discuss Juliette Has a Gun Not a Perfume which brags about being a flacon of a very popular aromachemical, Ambrox.
Reasons this bothers me:
#1 – Why would a fragrance that is supposed to contain only one aromachemical cost the same as the other perfumes in the line that are more complex? Wouldn’t this one be much cheaper? I mean, it’s not like you had to pay a perfumer to make a great, novel composition?
#2… Continue reading | 18 Comments
When life hands you lemons…you make a niche perfume. Or at least that is what i Profumi di Firenze did.
If you want a fragrance that smells exactly like Lemonheads, here you go. I don’t mean this in a negative way. Hey, even Lemonheads have real lemon juice in them! Limone di Sicilia smells sour but a little sweet just like lemon candies. However, with time Limone di Sicilia intensifies and really does remind me EXACTLY of lemon peel. And… Continue reading | 8 Comments
A couple weeks ago, I visited Knows Perfume in West Seattle. It was awesome, but I’ll save my post for them another day… I was familiar with all of the luxury and niche lines carried there…so I thought. On a shelf, glimmering back at me, I saw plain and simple bottles of oil labeled “ORO Portland”. Hmmm…never heard of this one before. Actually, I thought that Portland General Store changed their label to something more Deco. Nope. After asking… Continue reading | 19 Comments
You can do your own reading of the ridiculous back story/inspiration of Etat Libre d’Orange Fat Electrician on Now Smell This and Blogdorf Goodman. It’s a “modern vetiver” loosely based on “Midnight Cowboy”, that’s all the back story I’m giving. Etat Libre d’Orange irritates me with their names and inspirations, well, most of the time. It takes me years to get over the trying-ever-so-hard to be clever antics, eventually I try their fragrances. I still do not own a full-size bottle of any of their juices, but… Continue reading | 8 Comments