fragrance

Penhaligon’s The Coveted Duchess Rose EDP Perfume Review

Penhaligon's Duchess Rose

 

Penhaligon’s Portraits Week

Penhaligon’s has launched a new collection of perfumes, Portraits. This is basically a concept collection/olfactory comedy-drama inspired by a fictional, wealthy and totally dysfunctional aristocratic British family. This entire collection is like if Wes Anderson decided he wanted to be a creative director for a line of perfumes. The tongue-in-cheek stories feel like they’re pulled from an early 00’s era screenplay based on the early 1900’s (or maybe even some sort of popular TV series). The art is whimsy in a British way. Each

fragrance

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose EDP Perfume Review

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I have a type and that type is usually rose. I may like many types of rose soliflores, but I’m also really picky.¹ And I can be picky because there are a lot of rose perfumes on the market. But, one thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s little competition for designer/mainstream roses that are actually worth wearing. There are a few excellent roses that retail for under $100 but for the most part, I’m attracted to the… Continue reading | 11 Comments

fragrance

Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Sultry (Rose) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Sultry Rose

Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

When it comes to soliflores, roses are my favorite. I’m a rose person. And apparently red roses… Continue reading

fragrance

Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Regal (Tuberose) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Regal Perfume

7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

I love floral perfumes; yet, I’ve never really shown my enthusiasm for tuberose soliflores. I have… Continue reading

fragrance

Mojo Magique Pixie Rose EDT Perfume Review

Mojo Magique Pixie Rose

I’ve reviewed a few Mojo Magique perfumes in the past. Frankly, I was drawn to the line because they are based in Louisiana. Writing a perfume blog since 2008, I’ll say this, I rarely ever get to review brands based in the South. The majority of niche perfumes come from Europe or NYC. There are indies, mostly spread down both coasts. Brands from The South and Gulf Coast always stand out to me because I rarely come across them. Last year, Mojo Magique added… Continue reading | 4 Comments