Notes: bergamot, lemon, ginger, pepper, rose, cedar, and white musk. Ginger Piccante is my most recent purchase and addition to my collection. I initially tested it back in May and just picked it up when I was recently in New York. I like the Aqua Allegoria collection. It’s a great entry point to Guerlain if … More Aqua Allegoria Ginger Piccante by Guerlain
I have documented my love for Jicky many times over the years on this blog (here and here) and I like to check back in with my current thoughts on it every now and then. There is something about January and the start of the new year in particular that makes me want to revisit … More Jicky Revisited
Notes: orange, orange blossom, galbanum, Mandarin orange, bergamot, narcissus, lemon, aldehydes, iris, vanilla, violet, Indonesian carnation, jasmine, rose, spices, sandalwood, musk, orris root, and oakmoss. Guerlain’s Vol de Nuit famously takes its name from the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry novel of the same name. In English, it’s Night Flight. The novel tells the story of pilots … More Vol de Nuit by Guerlain (vintage EDT)
This post is a little bit of a follow-up to my previous one, which contained a mini-rant about the skyrocketing price points on the niche fragrance market, in particular. The difficult thing about it is: perfumery is an art. It truly is. But the fragrance industry is a business. Art and business are always … More Jicky: purchasing my priciest perfume
Jicky from Guerlain is my all-time favorite fragrance, but I’ve written surprisingly little about it on here. I want that to change so, from time-to-time, I’ll be doing write-ups about various aspects of Jicky. It starts with the name. “Jicky? What the hell does that mean?” At least that’s what I asked myself the … More What’s in a Name? Gender & Jicky
Notes: bergamot, coconut, tiare flower, orange blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang, musk, and vanilla. Last spring I was slow on the uptake and missed the chance to snag a bottle of Terracotta Le Parfum. The release was such a wild success for Guerlain that it sold out in the US, and I was unable to track down … More Terracotta Le Parfum by Guerlain
Notes: black pepper, rose, smoky tea, rum, chocolate. I first encountered Gourmand Coquin in person at the Guerlain counter at Saks. Still reeling from a blast of Flowerbomb earlier, I asked the Guerlain rep to recommend me anything as long as it wasn’t overtly floral, and that’s when she handed me a test strip of … More Dessert Flirt; Guerlain’s Gourmand Coquin
Hello, all! It’s true, I’m adding yet another perfume blog to the mix here. You might be thinking Do we really need one more person writing about perfume? All I can say is, taste in perfume is about as subjective as it gets, due in large part to that maddening, finicky, mercurial, wonderful thing called skin chemistry. … More Hello!