Umé Eau de Parfum by Keiko Mecheri Review

Collage of Ume by Keiko Mecheri and its notes, including plum, camellia, wisteria, may rose, persimmon, hinoki, and almond.

The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:The Lion beat the Unicorn all around the town.Some gave them [...]

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 [...]

Jessica McClintock Eau de Parfum by Jessica McClintock Review

Collage of Jessica McClintock perfume and its notes, including basil, lemon, lily of the valley, bergamot, jasmine and ylang.

Here's an unsweet perfume perfectly suited to a very sweet girl.Herbal and fresh, this is a perfect first [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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