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 [...]

Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue by Atelier Cologne

Collage of Vanille Incensee and its notes: citron, lime, vanilla, oak, coriander, oakmoss, vetiver, amber, and jasmine.

Ah, the most divisive and controversial of woody vanillas.Dusty and sweet, Vanille Insensée is a woody [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paper Passion Perfume by Wallpaper* Steidl Review

Collage of Wallpaper* Steidl's Paper Passion perfume and its notes, including ink, vanilla, books, powder, and Iso E Super.

Released in 2012 to viral bookworm fanfare, Wallpaper * Steidl's Paper Passion was actually the first fragrance [...]

Womanity Eau de Parfum by Mugler Review

A collage of Womanity by Mugler alongside its prominent scent notes, vibes, and accords, including caviar, melons, and figs.

Womanity is not a scent I would ever want to wear, nor something I would particularly want to smell on anyone [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur