Mitsouko Eau de Toilette by Guerlain Review

Collage of Mitsouko and its notes, including peach, rose, oakmoss, spices, vetiver, lilac, amber, ylang ylang, and jasmine.

It's so hard to write about our favorites, isn't it?Though I now favor the Eau de Parfum, the Eau de Toilette [...]

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 [...]

Encre Noire Eau de Toilette by Lalique Review

Collage of Encre Noire Eau de Toillette by Lalique and its notes, including musk, cashmere, cypress, and vetiver.

This is synthetic shadows and disposable pen ink on a bed of Iso E Super, minty cypress, and oozing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue by Atelier Cologne

Collage of Vanille Incensee and its notes: citron, lime, vanilla, oak, coriander, oakmoss, vetiver, amber, and jasmine.

Ah, the most divisive and controversial of woody vanillas.Dusty and sweet, Vanille Insensée is a woody [...]

Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance by Calvin Klein Review

Collage of Calvin Klein's Truth Sensual Bedtime Fragrance and its notes, including clover, bamboo, peony, mimosa, and amber.

The concept of "bedtime fragrances" has always made me giggle. It's such a brilliant way to market a linear scent [...]

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 [...]

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