Rouge Eau de Parfum by Comme des Garçons Review

Collage of Rouge by Eau des Garcons and its notes: mint, beets, ginger, pink pepper, labdanum, patchouli, and incense.

Comme des Garçons' Rouge is ginger through and through. Not a dry, powdered ginger you might bake with, or a [...]

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 [...]

Lost Cherry Eau de Parfum by Tom Ford Review

Collage of Lost Cherry by Tom Ford and its notes, including cherry, almond, vanilla, liquor, cinnamon, wood, amber, and plum.

This smells like most expensive cherry chapstick ever to exist. And then it is gone.Tom Ford's Lost Cherry is [...]

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 [...]

By the Fireplace Eau de Toilette by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of By the Fireplace and its notes, including vanilla, palo santo, cashmeran, cloves, pink pepper, and chestnut.

The smoky vanilla grandaddy of TikTok-viral perfumes beloved by Doc-Martens-wearing 20somethings far and wide, By [...]

Soul of the Forest Eau de Parfum by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Collage of Soul of the Forest and its notes, including cassis, vetiver, oakmoss, labdanum, pimento, fir, cedar, and maple.

Knowing the Replica line, I'd expected Maison Martin Margiela's Soul of the Forest to be a recreation of a damp, [...]

Memoirs of a Trespasser Eau de Parfum by Imaginary Authors Review

Collage of Memoirs of a Trespasser by Imaginary Authors and its notes, including palo santo, clay, vanilla, and bourbon.

Now this is Bourbon vanilla with a capital B.Upon first getting a whiff of my sample vial, I thought I smelled [...]

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 [...]

Devil’s Nightcap Eau de Parfum by Lush Review

A collage of Devil's Nightcap by Lush and its notes, including oakmoss, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, oak, and clary sage.

This fragrance reminds me of a particular William Wordsworth sonnet, "The World Is Too Much With Us":The world [...]

The Scentaur

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