Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Notes: ambrette seed, sea salt, sage, seaweed, and grapefruit. I’ve been excited to try this newest Jo Malone release ever since it was first announced back in the spring, although I remember thinking at the time that it seemed odd to release a salty, beachy scent at the end of summer. Now that I’ve actually … More Jo Malone’s Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Sotto La Luna: Gardenia by Tauer Perfumes

Notes: fresh spices, roasted coffee beans, mushrooms, gardenia, jasmine, rose buds, and woods. I made the mistake of first sampling Sotto La Luna: Gardenia on an oppressively humid day in early September. The result was not pretty. This composition might be centered around gardenia, but it’s no soliflore. It’s a rich, creamy, and, at times, … More Sotto La Luna: Gardenia by Tauer Perfumes

Oeillet Bengale by Aedes de Venustas

Notes: bergamot, white pepper, rose, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, tumeric, clove, tolu balsam, labdanum, ylang ylang, benzoin, vanilla. Now that it’s officially September, crisp autumnal weather is on the way. (At least I hope so, temperatures here are still hovering around the 90s!) It’s always nice to start wearing fragrances with more spice and … More Oeillet Bengale by Aedes de Venustas