According to the brand (and other retailers), Lamblack by Bruno Fazzolari is the brand’s most popular perfume in regards to sales. According to perfume people, I’d say it’s the brand’s most popular perfume. Lampblack is a perfume inspired by India ink. The fragrance wears like soot and oil-burning lamps.
Lampblack reminds me of worn leather. And ink. Lampblack is dark and smoky with glimmers of light. It opens with citrus and a dry, spicy black pepper. It flickers between citrus oils and soot, much… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Vanilla Smoke is the newest perfume from Aftelier. As the name implies, this is a fragrance that pairs vanilla with smoky notes (and in this case from lapsang souchong tea). With cooler temperatures, shorter days and dead leaves crunching beneath steps, I must admit that I’ve never been more ready for a perfume called “Vanilla Smoke”.
Like many of the Aftelier perfumes, Vanilla Smoke is available as a parfum or as an EDP. Here’s my impressions of both:
The parfum opens with more citrus than the EDP. It’s fruity and juicy… Continue reading | 9 Comments
It’s autumn! And I’m ready for fall fragrances. Here’s my picks for fragrances to get you through all your various autumn activities.
These are perfumes that remind me of fall’s harvest. Or I think they’d pair well with a lazy stroll through an apple orchard.
Parfum d’Empire Aziyadé EDP – Aziyadé is a dried fruits with spices that opens with juicy, autumn-picked pomegranates. The dry-down is delightfully animalic. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit.
Sonoma Scent Studio
In a world of excessive perfume launches, you’d expect for the inspirations to be more diverse than they are. But in reality, many of the launches are rather redundant or seem to be inspired by similar things. One of the reasons that I love the Neela Vermeire Creations line is that the inspirations come from a place of authenticity and a true love of Indian culture. Ashoka tells the story of an emperor who declared war to expand his empire; however, after… Continue reading | 1 Comment
EauMG celebrated its seventh anniversary last month. I was too busy to make a big fuss over it but yeah, I’ve been writing about perfume for over seven years. And during these seven+ years, I’ve also been looking for the perfect “tea” fragrance. When I received samples from the niche brand, Masque Milano, I immediately went for Russian Tea, a smoky tea fragrance.
Russian Tea opens as sharp mint, raspberry leaf tea and fresh geranium. This opening is bracing, so sharp like being hit… Continue reading | 6 Comments