Bee Extrait de Parfum by Zoologist Review

Collage of Bee perfume by Zoologist and its notes including honey, beeswax, heliotrope, labdanum, benzoin, tonka and incense.

You know when you covet a purchase so intensely you spend every spare minute ogling it online, comparing reviews, [...]

Fleurs de Citronnier Eau de Parfum by Serge Lutens Review

Collage of Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier and its notes including lemon, petitgrain, neroli, honey, iris, nutmeg and musk.

I have a major gripe with the fruit blossom perfume genre.It's one I've aired before. Most notably at Jo [...]

French Lilac Perfume by Pacifica Review

Collage of French Lilac by Pacifica and its notes, including lilac, ylang-ylang, heliotrope, hyacinth, and nectarine.

I'm not a florals person. Categorically.When I look for new scents to try, I don't tend to seek out and sample [...]

Ambre Narguile Eau de Toilette by Herm├Ęs Review

Collage of Ambre Narguile by Hermes and its notes, including vanilla, cinnamon, honey, tonka bean, tobacco, caramel, and rum.

I spent a long while deliberating between trying this one and some spin-off like Parfums de Marly's Oajan or House [...]

Paloma Picasso Eau de Parfum by Paloma Picasso Review

Collage of Paloma Picasso perfume and its notes, including carnation, rose, mimosa, castoreum, lemon, amber, and civet.

Paloma reminds me of a stanza from one of my favorite poems, T. S. Eliot's "Rhapsody on a Windy Night":"The [...]

Journey Woman Eau de Parfum by Amouage Review

Collage of Journey Woman by Amouage and its notes, including honey, osmanthus, tobacco, apricot, nutmeg, jasmine and saffron.

Appropriately enough, I first tried Amouage's Journey Woman on a journey of my own, taking a Greyhound bus to my [...]

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 [...]

Perry Woman Eau de Parfum by Perry Ellis Review

Collage of Perry Woman by Perry Ellis and its notes, including sandalwood, rose, orchid, lotus, water lily, and orris root.

Wow.Perry Ellis does it again.Just like Perry Man, here's another fragrance full of notes I'm usually [...]

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 [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur