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Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang EDP Perfume Review

Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang

Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang¹ is a perfume of contrasts. It focuses on bright notes like citrus, aldehydes and florals followed by darker notes like musk and woods. Now, I wouldn’t say that this is an innovative concept. Basically, this is the formula of top, middle and base notes. However, Yin and Ylang does stand out. It’s a showcase of the different angles of white florals. They can be bright, light and airy. They can also be dense, velvety and dark… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Exotic Island Perfumer Flor Azteca EDP Perfume Review

Exotic Island Perfumer

I keep saying this, but more perfumers and perfume houses should be making perfumes inspired by Mexico. Mexico is a diverse, gorgeous country with a rich history, art, mythology and breathtaking fauna. Everyone wants to use notes that come from Mexico (vanilla, cocoa, frangipani), but there aren’t many perfumes that truly honor Mexico¹. My favorite perfume inspired by Mexico is Exotic Island Perfumer Flor Azteca.

Flor Azteca is a really interesting tuberose. The opening is fiery with red pepper, fresh ginger and dry cinnamon. The tuberose… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Bourbon French Parfums La Vie Nouvelle EDT Perfume Review

Mary Brian

 

If you love perfume and if you are (or are ever) in New Orleans, you really need to check out this little perfume house, Bourbon French Parfums. You will leave with something. Everyone does. You’ll probably leave with a lot of things, but the prices are really affordable. You can leave with like five bottles for the price of one bottle of European niche perfume.

I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m attracted to their florals. There’s a nice vintage-y quality… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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DSH Perfumes Holiday 2015 Perfume Reviews

DSH Perfumes has launched a few perfumes for the holiday season. I usually give DSH perfumes their own review unless they are in a specific collection; however, I’m so behind on reviewing. I’ve been busy. So, I decided to give brief reviews so you can start trying these now if you’re interested. Otherwise, it’s going to take me months. And who wants to wait months?

Vogue 1937

Noel Enchanté

With notes of bergamot, galbanum, tuberose, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, gardenia, neroli, patchouli, spices, vanilla, benzoin, oakmoss and amber. Retails for… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Serge Lutens Fleurs d’Oranger EDP Perfume Review

Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger

I think we all have perfumes in our collection that make us feel more glamorous than our realities allow us to be. I have quite a few, especially since I’m a realist that’s in denial. However, I do love a glamorous perfume.

Fleurs d’Oranger is one of those Godzilla orange blossoms. It’s unapologetically heady, floral and indolic. It’s one of those syrupy orange blossoms. However, there’s more to Fleurs d’Oranger than just orange blossoms. There’s the Sons of Godzilla – Jasmine and Tuberose… Continue reading | 13 Comments