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 [...]

Ambre Narguile Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

Collage of Ambre Narguile by Hermes and its notes, including vanilla, cinnamon, honey, tonka bean, tobacco, caramel, and rum.

I spent a long while deliberating between trying this one and some spin-off like Parfums de Marly's Oajan or House [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Curve Crush for Women Eau de Toilette by Liz Claiborne Review

Collage of Curve Crush for Women and its notes, including milk, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cherry, tea, vanilla, and cardamom.

This one makes me think of that nursery rhyme:"What are little girls made of?What are little girls made [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Ruthless Countess Dorothea Eau de Parfum by Penhaligon’s Review

Collage of The Ruthless Countess Dorothea by Penhaligon's and its notes, including sage, white wine, ginger, and vanilla.

The marketing is amusingly correct on this one: this is a rich middle-aged white lady smell. The amusing part is [...]

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