Very Sexy Eau de Parfum by Victoria’s Secret Review

Collage of Very Sexy by Victoria's Secret and its notes including clementine, cappuccino, blackberry, amber, mimosa and musk.

Before I had the vocabulary to describe scents, I'd simply describe this as perfume-y. You sniff it and respond: [...]

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 [...]

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