Journey Woman by Amouage Review

Collage of Journey Woman by Amouage and its notes, including honey, osmanthus, tobacco, apricot, nutmeg, jasmine and saffron.

Appropriately enough, I first tried Amouage's Journey Woman on a journey of my own, taking a Greyhound bus to my [...]

The Bees by Laline Paull Book Review

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I went into this book never once suspecting it would be a groundbreaking olfactory novel worth reviewing on the [...]

Oyedo Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of Oyedo by Diptyque and its notes, including yuzu, clementine, mandarin orange, lime, lemon, woody notes, and thyme.

You know the way that, as a child, random household objects somehow become your playthings? This was the case for [...]

Sherbet Series 5: Rhubarb Eau de Toilette by Comme des Garçons Review

Collage of Sherbet Series 5 Rhubarb with its notes, including rhubarb, camellia, orchid, lychee, bergamot, vanilla, and oak.

Rhubarb is like a fascinating kaleidoscopic butterfly that lives only for a single day. It's nuanced, innovative, [...]

Soul of the Forest Eau de Parfum by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of Soul of the Forest and its notes, including cassis, vetiver, oakmoss, labdanum, pimento, fir, cedar, and maple.

Knowing the Replica line, I'd expected Maison Martin Margiela's Soul of the Forest to be a recreation of a damp, [...]

Introducing The Scentaur Blogroll

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The Scentaur has a blogroll now.But this isn't just any blogroll. It's a comprehensive directory of all the [...]

Five O’Clock Au Gingembre Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens Review

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Five O'Clock Au Gingembre is delicious without being gourmand, woody without being wooden, and down-to-earth [...]

Curve Crush for Women Eau de Toilette by Liz Claiborne Review

Collage of Curve Crush for Women and its notes, including milk, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cherry, tea, vanilla, and cardamom.

This one makes me think of that nursery rhyme:"What are little girls made of?What are little girls made [...]

Memoirs of a Trespasser Eau de Parfum by Imaginary Authors Review

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Now this is Bourbon vanilla with a capital B.Upon first getting a whiff of my sample vial, I thought I smelled [...]


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