Jazz Club Eau de Toilette by Maison Martin Margiela Review

Jazz Club by Maison Martin Margiela and its notes including vanilla, rum, tobacco, clary sage, pink pepper, styrax and lemon.

Is it mean to say this smells like a thrift store? Not in a bad way. It's a nice refined version of that thrift [...]

Ambre Narguile Eau de Toilette by Herm├Ęs Review

Collage of Ambre Narguile by Hermes and its notes, including vanilla, cinnamon, honey, tonka bean, tobacco, caramel, and rum.

I spent a long while deliberating between trying this one and some spin-off like Parfums de Marly's Oajan or House [...]

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 [...]

Journey Woman Eau de Parfum by Amouage Review

Collage of Journey Woman by Amouage and its notes, including honey, osmanthus, tobacco, apricot, nutmeg, jasmine and saffron.

Appropriately enough, I first tried Amouage's Journey Woman on a journey of my own, taking a Greyhound bus to my [...]

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 [...]

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