Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations

Notes: mango, lychee, blackcurrant, cardamom, cumin, cistus, rose accord, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac absolute, Madagascar ylang-ylang, tuberose, frangipani, gardenia, patchouli, tobacco, sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla. Each of Neela Vermeire’s fragrances represent a period in India’s history, and Bombay Bling is here to represent modern India. As the Neela Vermeire website describes it, this fragrance is: … More Bombay Bling by Neela Vermeire Creations

Memoir Woman by Amouage

Notes: absynth, cardamom, mandarin orange, pink pepper, wormwood, clove, incense, pepper, jasmine, rose, white flowers, musk, French labdanum, oak moss, styrax, and leather. I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I always find myself craving Amouage’s Memoir Woman. February is the shortest month of the year, but it can often … More Memoir Woman by Amouage

Eau Suave by Parfum d’Empire

Notes: pepper, coriander, saffron, Rose de Malmaison, apricot, raspberry, peach, vanilla, and musk. Parfum d’Empire’s Eau Suave takes inspiration from the Empress Josephine and Chateau de Malmaison. I was lucky enough to visit Malmaison once several years ago, although I can’t recall what the chateau smelled like. However, in sampling Eau Suave, it’s easy enough … More Eau Suave by Parfum d’Empire