Loukhoum Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri Review

Collage of Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum Eau de Parfum and its notes, including rose, honey, hawthorn, vanilla, almond, and musk.

Sometimes before fleshing out a review I wear a perfume and take terse, rather unimaginative notes on my phone. [...]

What Does Rosemary Smell Like?

Collage of a pile of green sprigs of fresh rosemary herbs, a fir or pine cone, and a pointed fir or pine Christmas tree.

Last weekend I moved into a new apartment and found, to my utter dismay, that the hideously near-ubiquitous shag [...]

Fils de Joie Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens Review

Collage of Fils de Joie Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens, along with its notes: night blooming jasmine, honey, and ylang ylang.

Fils de Joie is blooming night jasmine and honey.That's it. Either you like jasmine and honey or you don't. If [...]

Molecule 01 Eau de Toilette by Escentric Molecules Review

Collage of Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules and a cedar tree, sandalwood chips, wood, and a flask of bright green liquid.

"Alright," I sighed. "This is officially phoning it in."It was a hazy late spring day and I was desperately [...]

Santal Majuscule Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens Review

Collage of Santal Majuscule and its notes, including tonka bean, chocolate, cocoa, rose, rosewood, and old books.

"Hop on the majuscule bus!" My boyfriend, who never seems to tire of this joke, every single time I wear this [...]

How I Went from 500+ Pieces to a Minimalist Wardrobe: 10 Steps

Collage of a navy paisley dress on a dress form, white high heel sandal, blue and gold plate, and white cup of green tea.

Although I'm usually a fragrance blogger, this blog post is not about perfume. It's about wardrobe decluttering. [...]

Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue by Atelier Cologne Review

Collage of Rose Anonyme cologne and its notes, including rose, oud, ginger, papyrus, opoponax, bergamot, and patchouli.

Atelier Cologne's Rose Anonyme is a strange one. Seeing the listed notes — rose, ginger, incense, oud, resins [...]

Mayan Chocolate Extrait de Parfum by Aether Arts Perfume Review

Collage of Mayan Chocolate perfume and its notes, including cocoa, chili pepper, paprika, incense, orchid, grass, and wood.

Ever since I was in first grade I've been fascinated by Xocoatl, the unsweetened chocolate drink of the ancient [...]

Bora Bora for Women Eau de Parfum by Liz Claiborne Review

Collage of Bora Bora Eau de Parfum and its notes, including tuberose, water lily, mandarin, orchid, sandalwood, and ginger.

Liz Claiborne's Bora Bora is a clean, soapy, tropical floral perfume. It feels a little aquatic, a little [...]


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