Fancy Eau de Parfum by Jessica Simpson Review

Collage of Fancy by Jessica Simpson and its notes including caramel, vanilla, berries, pear, apricot, milk, and sugar cookie.

First things first: Fancy isn't fancy by any definition.It doesn't feel expensive, or clever, or [...]

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 [...]

Vetiver Eau de Toilette by Guerlain Review

Collage of Guerlain's Vetiver and its notes, including sage, bergamot, lemon, civet, myrrh, nutmeg, tea, tonka, and oakmoss.

Vetiver is not some sort of vetiver quasi-soliflor, but, rather, a well-balanced and ingenious flourish, filled [...]

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 [...]

Black Orchid Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford Review

Collage of Black Orchid by Tom Ford and its notes, including chocolate, truffle, spice, flowers, sandalwood, amber and fruit.

On me, Black Orchid has an absolutely bizarre, disjointed opening of many disparate fresh and fruity notes. It [...]

Onyx Eau de Cologne by Paul Sebastian Review

Collage of Onyx by Paul Sebastian and its notes, including vetiver, sandalwood, cypress, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla.

Paul Sebastian's Onyx is a very clean-smelling men's cologne. It combines an old-fashioned cool and bright, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Scentaur

The Scentaur