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 [...]

Paper Passion Perfume by Wallpaper* Steidl Review

Collage of Wallpaper* Steidl's Paper Passion perfume and its notes, including ink, vanilla, books, powder, and Iso E Super.

Released in 2012 to viral bookworm fanfare, Wallpaper * Steidl's Paper Passion was actually the first fragrance [...]

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. [...]

Ormonde Woman Eau de Parfum by Ormonde Jayne Review

Collage of Ormonde Woman and its notes, including amber, tsuga, grass, violets, vetiver, coriander, sandalwood, and cardamom.

Ormonde Woman has a natural and comforting feel that's fresh without being clinical and powder-soft without [...]

Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain Review

Collage of Shalimar by Guerlain and its notes, including incense, vanilla, lemon, cedar, chocolate, tonka, leather and civet.

Colonialist Orientalism really got the entire Western perfume world fawning over a bottle of two-dimensional [...]

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women Eau de Toilette by Burberry Review

Collage of Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women and its notes, including lavender, aldehydes, iris, petalia, pink pepper, and wood.

Burberry Brit Rhythm for Women is a prime example of a perfectly good fragrance bungled by an inept marketing [...]

White Diamonds Eau de Toilette by Elizabeth Taylor Review

A collage of White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor and its notes, including aldehydes, powder, amber, rose, tuberose, and lily.

White Diamonds is an overpowering, soapy, artificial mess of aldehydes and waxy lily. Beneath these, faint [...]

Twilly Eau Ginger Eau de Parfum by Hermès Review

A collage of Twilly Eau Ginger perfume by Hermes and its notes, including peony, ginger, and cedar.

I am finding Hermès' Twilly Eau Ginger quite difficult to describe.Not because it's complex: quite the [...]

So In Love Eau de Parfum by Victoria’s Secret Review

A collage of So In Love perfume by Victoria's Secret with its notes, including rose, cognac, carnation, ylang, and honey.

This is roses all the way down, and it is gorgeous.Mature, lush, and a bit vintage, So In Love is quite unique [...]

The Scentaur

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