Eau Duelle Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of Diptyque's Eau Duelle and its notes, including vanilla, black tea, saffron, juniper, bergamot, elemi and cardamom.

What is Eau Duelle?Eau Duelle is a dream of rich foreign marshmallow candies and sun.It's that perfect [...]

Angel Muse Eau de Parfum by Mugler Review

Collage of Mugler's Angel Muse and its notes, including chocolate hazelnut spread, pink pepper, patchouli, and grapefruit.

Here's the note on the opening of Angel Muse I dashed off last night before running out the door to meet an old [...]

What Does Almond Smell Like?

Collage of a white bowl full of almonds, a red cherry fruit, and a jar of white sugar cubes with a pile of sugar beside it.

Almond. It's a classic sweet gourmand note reminiscent of marzipan, amaretto, baking, and cherries. It's a simple [...]

Fantasy Eau de Parfum by Britney Spears Review

Collage of Britney Spears' Fantasy perfume and its notes, including white chocolate, cupcake, kiwi, lychee, wood, and musk.

Fantasy isn't a perfume as much as it is a memory.Hazy clubs. LimeWire. Motorola Razr phones with see-through [...]

A*Men Pure Havane Eau de Toilette by Mugler Review

Collage of Mugler's Pure Havane cologne and its notes including honey, tobacco, vanilla, patchouli, labdanum, and cacao.

Mugler's Pure Havane was a fragrance I loved and never fully understood. It was one of my very first favorite [...]

Crystal Noir Eau de Parfum by Versace Review

Collage of Versace's Crystal Noir Eau de Parfum and its notes, including coconut, gardenia, sandalwood, peony, and spices.

As someone who adores rich, cuddly, cozy sorts of scents, I often find myself rather deprived of perfume in [...]

The Scentaur Turns 1

A lush birthday cake covered with pink buttercream roses and topped by three lit candles.

Happy first birthday to this glorious disaster of a perfume blog.A few weeks ago, The Scentaur officially [...]

Un Jardin à Cythère Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

Collage of Hermes' Un Jardin a Cythere and its notes of olive oil, pistachio ice cream, lemon sorbet, and salt.

At long last, a new Jardin has arrived. And oh, it is a delicious one.Hermès' Un Jardin à Cythère isn't [...]

Scent One: Hinoki Eau de Toilette by Comme des Garçons Review

Collage of Hinoki Eau de Toilette by Comme des Garcons and its notes including cedar, vetiver, camphor, oakmoss, and cypress.

This is genuine hinoki wood, amplified in all of its corners, from the cool morning freshness of camphor to the [...]


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