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 [...]

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 [...]

Un Jardin en Méditerranée Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

Collage of Un Jardin en Mediterranee and notes including juniper, cypress, pistachio, oleander, neroli, lemon, and bergamot.

On me, this is soapy like a bar of scented milled hand soap you absentmindedly take a whiff of in the cashier line [...]

Burberry Brit Sheer Eau de Toilette by Burberry Review

Collage of Brit Sheer and its notes, including yuzu, mandarin orange, pineapple leaf, peony, peach blossom, lychee, and pear.

I'm learning there's more than one kind of soapy scent.There's fragrances that smell like bar soap, vintage, [...]

Very Sexy Eau de Parfum by Victoria’s Secret Review

Collage of Very Sexy by Victoria's Secret and its notes including clementine, cappuccino, blackberry, amber, mimosa and musk.

Before I had the vocabulary to describe scents, I'd simply describe this as perfume-y. You sniff it and respond: [...]

Datura Noir Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens Review

Collage of Datura Noir by Serge Lutens and its notes, including vanilla, almond, coconut, tonka, heliotrope, and apricot.

Even after several wears, I'm still figuring out my feelings about this one.My first thought upon sampling was [...]

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 [...]

Oyedo Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of Oyedo by Diptyque and its notes, including yuzu, clementine, mandarin orange, lime, lemon, woody notes, and thyme.

You know the way that, as a child, random household objects somehow become your playthings? This was the case for [...]

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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