Mitsouko Eau de Toilette by Guerlain Review

Collage of Mitsouko and its notes, including peach, rose, oakmoss, spices, vetiver, lilac, amber, ylang ylang, and jasmine.

It's so hard to write about our favorites, isn't it?Though I now favor the Eau de Parfum, the Eau de Toilette [...]

Umé Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri Review

Collage of Ume by Keiko Mecheri and its notes, including plum, camellia, wisteria, may rose, persimmon, hinoki, and almond.

The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:The Lion beat the Unicorn all around the town.Some gave them [...]

Jessica McClintock Eau de Parfum by Jessica McClintock Review

Collage of Jessica McClintock perfume and its notes, including basil, lemon, lily of the valley, bergamot, jasmine and ylang.

Here's an unsweet perfume perfectly suited to a very sweet girl.Herbal and fresh, this is a perfect first [...]

Lovely Eau de Parfum by Sarah Jessica Parker Review

Collage of Lovely by SJP and its notes, including lavender, rosewood, orchid, narcissus, martini, bergamot, and cedar.

Like me, my mother is too fickle to ever have a true signature scent, but this is as close as she got. This was [...]

Aventus Eau de Parfum by Creed Review

Collage of Aventus by Creed and its notes, including pineapple, birch, vanilla, bergamot, patchouli, ambergris, and apple.

One of the biggest memes of the fragrance world and most coveted releases of the 2010s, Aventus by Creed is [...]

Paloma Picasso Eau de Parfum by Paloma Picasso Review

Collage of Paloma Picasso perfume and its notes, including carnation, rose, mimosa, castoreum, lemon, amber, and civet.

Paloma reminds me of a stanza from one of my favorite poems, T. S. Eliot's "Rhapsody on a Windy Night":"The [...]

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, [...]

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

Collage of Five O'Clock Au Gingembre by Serge Lutens and its notes, including cinnamon, ginger, cinnamon, bergamot, and tea.

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

Eau du Jour Eau de Parfum by Veronique Gabai Review

Collage of Eau du Jour by Veronique Gabai and its notes, including lemon, bergamot, ambergris, salt, sage, wood, and sugar.

When I was first getting into sampling fragrances, I'd always invite my friends to sniff what I'd call the scent [...]

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