Philosykos Eau de Parfum by Diptyque Review

Collage of Diptyque's Philosykos EdP and its notes, including fig, fig leaf, coconut, woody notes, cedar, and sap.

Oh, how one's opinions can change over time.When I first tried Philosykos EdP, I was enormously disappointed. [...]

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 [...]

Acqua di Giò Profondo Eau de Parfum by Giorgio Armani Review

A collage of Acqua di Gio Profondo by Giorgio Armani and its notes, including salt water, amber, mastic, and cypress.

Smelling Giorgio Armani's Acqua di Giò Profondo, I am reminded of an old Doctor Who episode involving a tear in [...]

Un Jardin sur le Nil Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

A collage of Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes and its notes, including mango, lotus, iris, amber, orange, carrot, and hyacinth.

Here is an example of an exquisitely original, complex, and fascinating scent that is still pretty and fresh [...]

Un Jardin sur la Lagune Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

A collage of Un Jardin Sur La Lagune by Hermes and its notes, including salt water, lily, pittosporum, Iso E Super and amber.

If Jean-Claude Ellena's light-handed transparent delicate compositions are watercolors, this is a punchier [...]

Le Jardin de Monsieur Li Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

A collage of Le Jardin de Monsieur Li by Hermès and some of its notes, including kumquat, mint, cool water, and jasmine.

This is my favorite Jardin so far for its beauty in simplicity: refreshing polished greens and jasmine with hints [...]

The Scentaur

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