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Floraiku Perfume Reviews – Part 2

I’m continuing from yesterday with the Part 2 Edition of my reviews of Floraïku perfumes.

FORBIDDEN INCENSE COLLECTION

This is a collection that consists of a trio of perfumes inspired by kōdō/incense ceremonies. Their bottles are black.

Floraiku Sound of a Ricochet

Sound of a Ricochet

vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood

Sound of a Ricochet is a sweet sandalwood. Mainly it’s vanilla and sandalwood (giving me strong vibes of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black). The sandalwood is soft and balsamic. The vanilla… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Maison Martin Margiela Replica Perfume Review Round-Up

Maison Martin Margiela Replica

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Some Popular Perfumes

OK, OK, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some jaded perfume snob. Years ago I wrote some not-so-great reviews of Maison Martin Margiela Replica perfumes.¹ Let me explain. It’s not that I dislike this brand or think the perfumes are bad. They aren’t. They’re all extremely wearable. My beef with the line is that the ideas aren’t very original. I’ve been writing this blog since 2008 (yes, 10  years) and I’ve seen every one of Maison Martin Margiela’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True Perfume Review

Stephane Humbert Lucas Wish Come True

When I first saw the bottle of Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True, I had no desire to try the perfume. It looks like a weird Christmas ornament on a giant mall tree. I also thought the name was corny. I later put together that this is one of those French brands inspired by the Middle East. So, I think is some sort of “Aladdin”-ish thing. Anyway, I’m happy I tried it because it’s way more interesting than I initially expected.

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Rancé 1795 Laetitia EDP Perfume Review

Rance Laetitia perfume

My review of Gucci Bloom from earlier this week reminded me of entire genres of perfumes that I used to wear all of the time. I would wear pretty white florals or smooth, warm amber/patchouli fragrances like Prada (which is now called “original” or “Amber”).  Those were my jam. Here I am in 2018 and I rarely ever wear fragrances like that. Since I’m revisiting these, I remembered that Rancé Laetitia is a patchouli-heavy oriental-style fragrance that reminds me of my beloved original… Continue reading

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Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume Review

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

If the currency utilized in the world post-Nuclear Apocalypse includes samples of Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, I will be a rich woman. How have I accumulated so many samples of a fragrance that I never really wanted to wear? Never in my life have I asked for a sample of Flowerbomb; yet, here they are. Every online order comes with a sample of Flowerbomb. If you ever do a beauty subscription box, you will get more Flowerbombs than you’ll… Continue reading