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Ulrich Lang Nightscape EDP Perfume Review

Ulrich Lang Nightscape

Ulrich Lang Nightscape is a modern interpretation of patchouli. We’ve all heard something like this before in the world of perfumery, “This is a modern rose!” or “This isn’t your grandmother’s chypre!”. When I hear these things, I often wonder, “What is wrong with the old?”. Sometimes I think of what a huge task it is to break fragrance stereotypes and I understand that brands what a challenge. With Ulrich Lang Nightscape, I really do feel it’s a modern patchouli free of any hippie-dippie stereotypes. It’s an… Continue reading

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Banana Republic Wildblue Noir EDT Fragrance Review

Banana Republic Wildblue Noir

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Last week I reviewed Banana Republic’s newest feminine addition to their fragrance collection, Wildbloom Rouge. Today I’m taking a look at their most recent masculine addition, Wildblue Noir.

Wildblue Noir opens as “sweet ozone”. It’s fresh but not overly clean fougere. It’s one of those sweet fougeres that seem to be popular with young men now. Wildblue Noir becomes warmer and softer. It really is a chocolate suede with an ambery musk. Going from fresh… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba EDP Perfume Review

Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba

 

I think I’ve found my perfume for the festivities and fêtes that will be happening over the next few months: Keiko Mecheri Cuir Cordoba.

In the opening of Cuir Cordoba I get aldehydes, stewed fruits and cedar (lead pencils). There’s violet petals and incense. Iris enters the mix. The heart is an orris-violet-incense and it wears like this for most of the wear. With time it becomes more powdery with iris and benzoin. Spiced cedar peaks through the incense haze. The dry-down is… Continue reading | 3 Comments