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Etro Jacquard Perfume Review

Etro Jacquard

Hello, I’m only reviewing Etro Jacquard because I love the sunny, cheerful bottle.

The opening of a Jacquard is a bitter angelica. So, yeah, it smells a little bit like celery leaves and cedar pencil shavings. There’s a dry, spicy black pepper and bright citrus. As far as citrus go, this is a greener, drier citrus instead of a juicy, pulpy citrus. Then we get to the rest of the fragrance. It’s a sheer, powdery iris with a green violet. This isn’t a cosmetic powdery fragrance. It has… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Luigi Borrelli Napoli Perfume Reviews

Luigi Borrelli fragrances

Bartenders in New York City area secretly fragrance connoisseurs.

Last summer I was at a swanky bar at a weird time. Somehow I had gotten the times incorrect for an early dinner and had time to kill. I was at the bar with another person and a very talkative bartender. Long story short, it’s New York City, so you never know how any awkward encounter will end up or who is at the bar with you. It ends up after a brief conversation that the bartender, The… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Raw Spirit Perfume Reviews – A Roundup

Raw Spirit Winter Oak

Here’s three quick reviews of Raw Spirit perfumes:

WINTER OAK

Notes listed include clary sage, Italian bergamot, pepper, lemon, geranium, saffron, mate absolute, clove bud, olibanum, suede, oak, oakmoss, cedar, Haitian vetiver, patchouli and musk. Launched in 2014. PERFUMER – Harry Fremont

Winter Oak opens sort of foody like lemon pepper. It’s zesty-spicy. As it dries down, it’s like sage and yerba mate tea. So, it’s green, musky but there’s a bitter astringency. Like many of the other Raw Spirit perfumes… Continue reading

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Amouage Beach Hut Man Perfume Review

Amouage Beach Hut Man

Life is a beach, but Amouage Beach Hut Man isn’t. Or at least it’s not some tropical floral/coconut/”Margaritaville” beach. Nor is it some sea-breeze aquatic that I typically call “blue juice” when I’m referring to perfumes. I just really wanted to get that out of the way. With a name like “Beach Hut Man”¹, people may try this wanting/expecting coconut and salt water. If you do, just stick to stuff like Creed Virgin Island Water and leave this new one from Amouage alone.

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Eris Mx Perfume Review

Eris Mx perfume

Eris has launched a fourth perfume, Mx., a perfume named after a gender neutral English-language honorific.

One can tell from the copy, but maybe not from the note list, that Mx. is going to be something different for Eris. It doesn’t seem to be a very modern take on vintage perfumery themes. However, it does have animalic notes listed, something all the Eris perfumes share. Mx. opens with a note that reminds me of black licorice. This quickly fades into gingerbread. It goes through a stage where… Continue reading