Posts in Review

Absolue Pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdijan

Today I’m sampling Absolue Pour le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian. With dominant notes of white honey, benzoin and incense. It’s not often I find myself inclined to scrub a fragrance, but this one tested my limits. The opening is possibly the most unpleasant I’ve… Read More

1-12 by Halston

Today I’m wearing 1-12 by Halston. After falling in love with Z-14 I thought I’d explore the line further with 1-12. With dominant notes of oakmoss, pine tree needles, lemon and juniper berries. I’ll start by saying that I don’t know a great deal about… Read More

Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

Today I’m wearing Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford. With dominant notes of leather, raspberry, suede and saffron. This one has accompanied me to a wedding reception, and it’s absolutely suited to the occasion. This is a fragrance that has a quality I look for, it… Read More

Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene

Today I’m sampling Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene. With notes of lemon, caramel, vanilla, tonka bean, earl grey tea, bergamot and honey. This one is for the gourmand lovers. To my nose this is all about the lemon and caramel, with vanilla sitting below in the… Read More

Honour Man by Amouage

Today I’m sampling Honour Man by Amouage. With dominant notes of pink pepper, black pepper, incense, geranium and vetiver. This one opens with a blast of pepper, something I’m getting used to this week. The mixture of pink and black pepper settles after around 5… Read More

Journey Man by Amouage

Today I’m sampling Journey Man by Amouage. With dominant notes of sichuan pepper, tobacco leaf, incense and juniper berries. I’m a big fan of the house of Amouage, so I was very excited to give this one a try. In the opening I get a… Read More

Unforsaken by Kerosene

Today I’m sampling Unforsaken by Kerosene. With dominant notes of orange blossom, clementine, coconut, tangerine and vanilla. It opens with a big blast of orange blossom, and I hate orange blossom right? Well apparently I’m fickle, because it’s fantastic in this fragrance. Not overly sweet,… Read More

Still Life by Olfactive Studio

Today I’m sampling Still Life by Olfactive Studio. With dominant notes of yuzu, rum, pink pepper and galbanum. Well firstly I’d like to say that Olfactive Studio are quickly becoming one of my favourite houses. I’ve enjoyed both Panorama and Ombre Indigo, and now this… Read More

Yuzu Man by Caron

Today I’m sampling Yuzu Man by Caron. With dominant notes of yuzu, lemon verbena, Virginia cedar and black fig. This one opens with the yuzu and lemon verbena, with the cedar coming through in the base. After around 30 mins I get the fig note… Read More

Bergamotto di Calabria by Acqua di Parma

Today I’m sampling Bergamotto di Calabria by Acqua di Parma. With dominant notes of bergamot, citron, ginger and vetiver. I’m a big fan of the house of Acqua di Parma and cologne style fragrances in general. So what do I get from this one? This… Read More