En Passant Eau de Parfum by Frédéric Malle Review

Collage of En Passant by Frederic Malle and its notes, including lilac, petitgrain, cucumber, wheat, and watery notes.

En Passant: it's everyone's least favorite pre-game chess quibble, and also a pretty, pensive aquatic lilac [...]

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, [...]

Aventus Eau de Parfum by Creed Review

Collage of Aventus by Creed and its notes, including pineapple, birch, vanilla, bergamot, patchouli, ambergris, and apple.

One of the biggest memes of the fragrance world and most coveted releases of the 2010s, Aventus by Creed is [...]

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 [...]

Olene Eau de Toilette by Diptyque Review

Collage of Diptyque's Olene and its notes including jasmine, honeysuckle, narcissus, wisteria, white flowers and green notes.

Olene is a faint, delicate bunch of flowers in a colored shot glass being used as a vase, on a windowsill, or [...]

Soul of the Forest Eau de Parfum by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of Soul of the Forest and its notes, including cassis, vetiver, oakmoss, labdanum, pimento, fir, cedar, and maple.

Knowing the Replica line, I'd expected Maison Martin Margiela's Soul of the Forest to be a recreation of a damp, [...]

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 [...]

Philosykos Eau de Parfum by Diptyque Review

Collage of Diptyque's Philosykos EdP and its notes, including fig, fig leaf, coconut, woody notes, cedar, and sap.

Oh, how one's opinions can change over time.When I first tried Philosykos EdP, I was enormously disappointed. [...]

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