L’Ombre dans L’Eau Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of L'Ombre dans L'Eau and its notes, including black currant, rose, cassis, ambergris, orris root, and clementine.

Straight out of the bottle and in the first seconds on skin, this is pure fresh green garden [...]

Vetiver Eau de Toilette by Guerlain Review

Collage of Guerlain's Vetiver and its notes, including sage, bergamot, lemon, civet, myrrh, nutmeg, tea, tonka, and oakmoss.

Vetiver is not some sort of vetiver quasi-soliflor, but, rather, a well-balanced and ingenious flourish, filled [...]

Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain Review

Collage of Shalimar by Guerlain and its notes, including incense, vanilla, lemon, cedar, chocolate, tonka, leather and civet.

Colonialist Orientalism really got the entire Western perfume world fawning over a bottle of two-dimensional [...]

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 [...]

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women Eau de Toilette by Burberry Review

Collage of Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women and its notes, including lavender, aldehydes, iris, petalia, pink pepper, and wood.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women is a prime example of a perfectly good fragrance bungled by an inept marketing [...]

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 [...]

Nectarine Blossom & Honey Eau de Cologne by Jo Malone London Review

A collage of Nectarine Blossom & Honey by Jo Malone London and its notes, including nectarine and black locust flowers.

To paraphrase the long-term nuclear waste warning messages developed in the fascinating interdisciplinary field of [...]

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