Lovely Eau de Parfum by Sarah Jessica Parker Review

Collage of Lovely by SJP and its notes, including lavender, rosewood, orchid, narcissus, martini, bergamot, and cedar.

Like me, my mother is too fickle to ever have a true signature scent, but this is as close as she got. This was [...]

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 [...]

Baraonda Extrait de Parfum by Nasomatto Review

Do you folks remember that John Mulaney bit about drinking perfume because you thought it was whiskey?Here's [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deep Red Eau de Parfum by Hugo Boss Review

Collage of Deep Red by Hugo Boss and its notes, including vanilla, pear, blood orange, clementine, freesia, and sandalwood.

Sometimes a perfume note pyramid looks so interesting on paper, only for it to turn out that the base notes hog [...]

R.E.M. Eau de Parfum by Ariana Grande Review

Collage of REM by Ariana Grande and its notes, including lavender, zefir, salt, fig, caramel, quince, tonka, and sandalwood.

I'll admit I ordered this sample entirely for the zephyr note.Yes, reader, I am aware that zephyrs are a [...]

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