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 [...]

Encre Noire Eau de Toilette by Lalique Review

Collage of Encre Noire Eau de Toillette by Lalique and its notes, including musk, cashmere, cypress, and vetiver.

This is synthetic shadows and disposable pen ink on a bed of Iso E Super, minty cypress, and oozing [...]

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 [...]

Sherbet Series 5: Rhubarb Eau de Toilette by Comme des Garçons Review

Collage of Sherbet Series 5 Rhubarb with its notes, including rhubarb, camellia, orchid, lychee, bergamot, vanilla, and oak.

Rhubarb is like a fascinating kaleidoscopic butterfly that lives only for a single day. It's nuanced, innovative, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance by Calvin Klein Review

Collage of Calvin Klein's Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance and its notes, including clover, bamboo, peony, mimosa, and amber.

The concept of "bedtime fragrances" has always made me giggle. It's such a brilliant way to market a linear scent [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur