Rouge Eau de Parfum by Comme des Garçons Review

Collage of Rouge by Eau des Garcons and its notes: mint, beets, ginger, pink pepper, labdanum, patchouli, and incense.

Comme des Garçons' Rouge is ginger through and through. Not a dry, powdered ginger you might bake with, or a [...]

Lacoste Pour Femme Eau de Parfum by Lacoste Review

Collage of Lacoste Pour Femme and its notes, including heliotrope, black pepper, violet, apple, labdanum, woods, and suede.

I wanted to like this because it has an alligator on it, and I like alligators. Something about that logic must [...]

Ambre Narguile Eau de Toilette by Hermès 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 [...]

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, [...]

Myths Woman Eau de Parfum by Amouage Review

Collage of Myths Woman by Amouage and its notes, including chrysanthemum, narcissus, valerian, oakmoss, hay, and labdanum.

Myths Woman is a sharp green mossy marvel of a chypre. She is a fragrant blooming bog without apologies. She is [...]

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 [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur