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Carolina Herrera Good Girl Perfume Review

Carolina Herrera Good Girl

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I tried to jump right in and review Carolina Herrera Good Girl, but I realize I have a few things to say that aren’t directly related to how the perfume smells. The first being that as I have already ranted in a By Kilian perfume review years ago, but I truly hate these old-fashioned notions of “good” or “bad” girls and all of the patriarchal baggage around it. So, I hate the name of this perfume with… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Amouage Blossom Love Perfume Review

Amouage Blossom Love

There was a discussion on Twitter, which I now can’t find, where people shared their experience with disappointing foods. To my surprise, Turkish Delight kept being mentioned. Many Americans and Brits shared that they were so excited to sink their teeth into a Turksh Delight after its hype in “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” but were left with disappointment. Since this was such a subjective conversation, I just lurked but I absolutely do not agree. First of all, I firmly stand by what… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Viktor & Rolf Bonbon Perfume Review

Viktor & Rolf Bonbon

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

When I first say Viktor & Rolf Bonbon in a Duty Free store, I thought the bottle was some sort of deformed butterfly. (It was an overnight flight, OK). Well, it’s a glass bow and quintessential “pink juice”.

Bonbon smells like a lot of other things, especially things by Victoria’s Secret or celebrity perfumes from a decade ago. It opens with mandarin oranges in syrup with a side of cotton candy. Give it a few more minutes and… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Initio Parfums Rehab Perfume Review

Initio Parfums Rehab

French fragrance house Initio Parfums isn’t a new brand, but it’s new-to-me. They’ve been around for a few years and have recently been stocked at fancy places in the United States. I did a Quick Sniff of the brand and Rehab, the newest from the brand and in their Hedonist collection, was one that stood out to me.¹ (I’m a Taurus so of course, something in “the Hedonist collection” would stand out to me).

Rehab opens as sweet and fruity with bergamot and something that reminds me… Continue reading

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Flankers – Miu Miu, Chloe and Dior Reviews

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes

This Monday I’m reviewing three flankers. What is a flanker? It’s a perfume that shares some attributes with a perfume that already exists (notes or even as much creative license as only sharing a name or similar bottle).

Miu Miu L'eau Bleue

Miu Miu L’Eau Bleue

Flanker to Miu Miu EDP

Notes listed include lily-of-the-valley, green notes, honeysuckle, Akigalawood and oud. Launched in 2015. PERFUMER – Daniela Andrier

L’Eau Bleue doesn’t open up as blue, but instead… Continue reading | 2 Comments