Fancy Eau de Parfum by Jessica Simpson Review

Collage of Fancy by Jessica Simpson and its notes including caramel, vanilla, berries, pear, apricot, milk, and sugar cookie.

First things first: Fancy isn't fancy by any definition.It doesn't feel expensive, or clever, or [...]

Eau Lente Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of Diptyque's Eau Lente and its notes, including cinnamon, opoponax, cloves, myrrh, vanilla, other spices, and resin.

On me, Eau Lente opens with a resinous clove bomb.It has a strong room scent aura, reminding me of a cloyingly [...]

Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance by Calvin Klein Review

Collage of Calvin Klein's Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance and its notes, including clover, bamboo, peony, mimosa, and amber.

The concept of "bedtime fragrances" has always made me giggle. It's such a brilliant way to market a linear scent [...]

Vetiver Eau de Toilette by Guerlain Review

Collage of Guerlain's Vetiver and its notes, including sage, bergamot, lemon, civet, myrrh, nutmeg, tea, tonka, and oakmoss.

Vetiver is not some sort of vetiver quasi-soliflor, but, rather, a well-balanced and ingenious flourish, filled [...]

Burberry Brit Eau de Parfum by Burberry Review

Collage of Burberry Brit and its notes, including vanilla, peony, amber, pear, almond, lime, sugar, tonka, and mahogany.

Despite the marketing, there is nothing here that feels particularly British or modern or traditional or clever. [...]

Ormonde Woman Eau de Parfum by Ormonde Jayne Review

Collage of Ormonde Woman and its notes, including amber, tsuga, grass, violets, vetiver, coriander, sandalwood, and cardamom.

Ormonde Woman has a natural and comforting feel that's fresh without being clinical and powder-soft without [...]

Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain Review

Collage of Shalimar by Guerlain and its notes, including incense, vanilla, lemon, cedar, chocolate, tonka, leather and civet.

Colonialist Orientalism really got the entire Western perfume world fawning over a bottle of two-dimensional [...]

Black Orchid Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford Review

Collage of Black Orchid by Tom Ford and its notes, including chocolate, truffle, spice, flowers, sandalwood, amber and fruit.

On me, Black Orchid has an absolutely bizarre, disjointed opening of many disparate fresh and fruity notes. It [...]

Onyx Eau de Cologne by Paul Sebastian Review

Collage of Onyx by Paul Sebastian and its notes, including vetiver, sandalwood, cypress, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla.

Paul Sebastian's Onyx is a very clean-smelling men's cologne. It combines an old-fashioned cool and bright, [...]

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