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 [...]

Curve Chill for Women Eau de Toilette by Liz Claiborne Review

Collage of Curve Chill for Women by Liz Claiborne and its notes, including sweet pea, peony, freesia, ginger, lemon, and tea.

This is not the perfume I expected it to be.Curve Chill doesn't strike me as chill. It isn't cool or laid back [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

White Diamonds Eau de Toilette by Elizabeth Taylor Review

A collage of White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor and its notes, including aldehydes, powder, amber, rose, tuberose, and lily.

White Diamonds is an overpowering, soapy, artificial mess of aldehydes and waxy lily. Beneath these, faint [...]

Under the Lemon Tree Eau de Toilette by Maison Martin Margiela Review

A collage of Under the Lemon Tree by Maison Martin Margiela and its notes, including lime, petitgrain, cedar, spices and tea.

On first smelling this, I had the same exact realization as that time in high school when I got really sick after [...]

Un Jardin sur le Nil Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

A collage of Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes and its notes, including mango, lotus, iris, amber, orange, carrot, and hyacinth.

Here is an example of an exquisitely original, complex, and fascinating scent that is still pretty and fresh [...]

Un Jardin sur la Lagune Eau de Toilette by Hermès Review

A collage of Un Jardin Sur La Lagune by Hermes and its notes, including salt water, lily, pittosporum, Iso E Super and amber.

If Jean-Claude Ellena's light-handed transparent delicate compositions are watercolors, this is a punchier [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur