Poison by Christian Dior

Notes: coriander, plum, wild berries, anise, Brazilian rosewood, carnation, jasmine, African orange flower, tuberose, opoponax, cinnamon, incense, rose, white honey, vetiver, musk, sandalwood, Virginia cedar, amber, vanilla, and heliotrope. The bar at the Ritz Central Park in New York is one of my favorite meeting spots in the city. The bar itself is small, but … More Poison by Christian Dior

Beach Hut Woman by Amouage

Notes: bergamot, mineral notes, driftwood, ylang-ylang, patchouli, and cashmeran. I’ve tried many new Amouage releases in recent years, including Bracken Woman, Imitation Woman, Lilac Love, and Blossom Love. Frustratingly, none of them seemed to want to work with my skin chemistry. I’d almost given up hope of finding a contemporary Amouage release that works with … More Beach Hut Woman by Amouage

Plum Japonais by Tom Ford (Private Blend)

Notes: Japanese plum, saffron, cinnamon, immortelle, plum blossom, camellia, agarwood, amber, benzoin, fir, and vanilla.   There has been a flurry of activity concerning Plum Japonais recently. The rumor was that Plum Japonais would be discontinued to make way for the newest Private Blend release, Lost Cherry. I’ve been a fan of Plum Japonais for … More Plum Japonais by Tom Ford (Private Blend)

Tyrannosaurus Rex by Zoologist

Notes: bergamot, black pepper, fir, laurel leaf, neroli, nutmeg, champaca, geranium, jasmine, osmanthus, rose, ylang-ylang, resins, cade, cedar, civet, frankincense, leather, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla.   Tyrannosaurus Rex is actually my first foray into the world of Zoologist. I have of course seen the brand all over social media. The bottles with uniquely detailed illustrations … More Tyrannosaurus Rex by Zoologist