Hiatus! I’ll be in Paris for 6 days coming up this week, and likely will not have time write anything until after I return on May 7th. But of course I’m hoping to return with some new goodies to write about! I stressed out a bit over what perfumes to bring with me (what … More à Paris!
Notes: bergamot, lemon, neroli, african marigold, bucchu, violet, jasmin petals, cyclamen, black amber, musk, vetiver, and moroccan cedarwood I added Byredo’s Bal d’Afrique to my to try list immediately after reading this fantastic interview with the house founder and perfumer, Ben Gorham, on Into the Gloss. The way he discussed translating a memory into a … More Byredo; Bal d’Afrique
Notes: orange, rose, geranium, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, sandalwood, patchouli, pepper Given my penchant for spicy fragrances, I couldn’t avoid sampling one with the name Noir Epices. But Michel Roudnitska’s composition for Frederic Malle is a tricky one for me personally to parse. While it’s true that I do love spice, Noir Epices is not a … More Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle; Noir Epices
Notes: Ginger, coriander leaves, lime, shiso, bergamot, Jungle Essence coconut, rice note, Jungle Essence cardamom, jasmine, cinnamon, French May rose, tonka bean, vetiver, musk, amber, leather, castoreum. Fils de Dieu du Riz et des Agrumes or Son of God of Rice and Citrus is one of Etat Libre d’Orange’s newest fragrances. As you can see, … More Etat Libre d’Orange; Fils de Dieu
Notes: Bergamot, raspberry, blue chamomile, cardamom, coriander, saffron, cedarwood, vanilla, almond, vetiver, cistus labdanum, patchouli, oakmoss. I’ve said in the past that I try to avoid perfumes with fruit notes but, as always, the best fragrances manage to challenge your preconceived preferences. Back to Black taught me that sometimes I really do enjoy fruity fragrances. … More By Kilian; Back to Black
Notes: caramel, toasted hazelnuts, licorice, bitter orange, spices, wenge wood, vetiver, balsam wood, incense, dried grasses, resins This write-up is a bit of a continuation of my previous Parfumerie Generale post but, unlike Coze, Aomassai could never be mistaken for anything other than a gourmand. In fact, Aomassai is the most unabashedly foodie fragrance I’ve … More Parfumerie Generale; Aomassai