Happy 2019!

Happy New Year, all!   My resolution for the new year is to test out and support more indie and artisanal brands. They work hard and are doing some really creative things in the world of Fragrance. I’m also trying to stick to a Low Buy, which means no blind buys and no impulse buys! … More Happy 2019!

Mon Numéro 10 by L’Artisan Parfumeur

Notes: fennel, lime, aldehydes, pink pepper, cinnamon, cabrueva, cardamom, leather, incense, rose, heliotrope, musk, vanilla, benzoin, hyrax, and tonka bean. The nose for L’Artisan’s exclusive Mon Numéro line is Bertrand Duchaufour. As is typical of Monsieur Duchaufour, Mon Numéro 10 is packed with different notes, and the list of notes copied above looks rather overwhelming. … More Mon Numéro 10 by L’Artisan Parfumeur

summer holidays

Bonjour everyone! Just a quick update to say that I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow. I’ll be back July 5th, and should resume posting then. I learned my lesson with my last trip, I’m not bringing any full bottles along with me. It’s not worth it and takes up valuable packing space! Of course I’m bringing … More summer holidays

à Paris!

  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!

Parfums MDCI; Invasion Barbare

Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot, violet leaves, white thyme, cardamom, lavender, ginger, cedarwood, vanilla and musk When I saw reviewers at Luckyscent and Basenotes comparing Invasion Barbare to Jicky, I marked it immediately as something to try. And it’s true, the sharp citrus opening here definitely recalls the famous Guerlain fragrance. I actually wish the spicy/astringent opening notes … More Parfums MDCI; Invasion Barbare