Lacoste Pour Femme Eau de Parfum by Lacoste Review

Collage of Lacoste Pour Femme and its notes, including heliotrope, black pepper, violet, apple, labdanum, woods, and suede.

I wanted to like this because it has an alligator on it, and I like alligators. Something about that logic must [...]

Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford Review

Collage of Lost Cherry by Tom Ford and its notes, including cherry, almond, vanilla, liquor, cinnamon, wood, amber, and plum.

This smells like most expensive cherry chapstick ever to exist. And then it is gone.Tom Ford's Lost Cherry is [...]

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 [...]

Whispers of the Library Eau de Toilette by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of Whispers in the Library Eau de Toilette and its notes, including vanilla, cedar, black pepper, and woody notes.

This isn't the literal smell of a book. Not even close. But it is a lovely academic sort of aromatic [...]

Mémoire d’une Odeur Eau de Parfum by Gucci Review

Collage of Gucci's Memoir d'une Odeur and its notes, including chamomile daisies, jasmine, sandalwood, and bitter almond.

Reserved, gentle, and demure, Mémoire d’une Odeur is perhaps the polar opposite of Paloma Picasso's Paloma [...]

Deep Red Eau de Parfum by Hugo Boss Review

Collage of Deep Red by Hugo Boss and its notes, including vanilla, pear, blood orange, clementine, freesia, and sandalwood.

Sometimes a perfume note pyramid looks so interesting on paper, only for it to turn out that the base notes hog [...]

Journey Woman Eau de Parfum by Amouage Review

Collage of Journey Woman by Amouage and its notes, including honey, osmanthus, tobacco, apricot, nutmeg, jasmine and saffron.

Appropriately enough, I first tried Amouage's Journey Woman on a journey of my own, taking a Greyhound bus to my [...]

Soul of the Forest Eau de Parfum by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of Soul of the Forest and its notes, including cassis, vetiver, oakmoss, labdanum, pimento, fir, cedar, and maple.

Knowing the Replica line, I'd expected Maison Martin Margiela's Soul of the Forest to be a recreation of a damp, [...]

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. [...]

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