Posts in Review

Arso by Profumum Roma

Today I’m sampling Arso by Profumum Roma. With notes of incense, leather, resin, cedar and pine. After the disappointment of my last two samples, I was hoping it was third time lucky….it was! This is a fascinating fragrance, that really does conjure up images as… Read More

Bulls Blood by Imaginary Authors

Today I’m sampling Bull’s Blood by Imaginary Authors. With notes of patchouli, rose, costus root, musk and tobacco. I had preconceptions about this fragrance before I tried it, and even before I knew the notes. The name alone conjured images of a fragrance that would… Read More

Fresh Cypress & Tangerine by Rituals

Today I’m sampling Fresh Cypress & Tangerine by Rituals. With dominant notes of cypress, tangerine, bergamot, tonka bean and mint. This is the first time I’ve heard of this house, yet alone tried one of their fragrances. A friend of mine was nice enough to… Read More

Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio

Today I’m sampling Ombre Indigo by Olfactive Studio. With dominant notes of incense, leather, plum, saffron and vetiver. This is my final sample of this batch from Bloom Perfumery and I’ve saved the best til last. I like this fragrance a lot! I get a… Read More

Neroli Blanc Intense by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger

Today I’m sampling Neroli Blanc Intense by Au Pays de la Fleur d’oranger. With dominant notes of orange blossom, vanilla and mandarin orange. After sampling Neroli Oud from this house yesterday, I was hoping for better luck with today’s sample. Now whilst there was no jasmine, there… Read More

Neroli Oud by Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger

Today I’m sampling Neroli Oud by Au Pays de la Fleur d’oranger. With dominant notes of neroli, jasmine and oud. I’ve discussed many times with a friend about how we’d love to try a fresh take on an oud fragrance. Well imagine our delight when we came… Read More

Panorama by Olfactive Studio

Today I’m sampling Panorama by Olfactive Studio. With dominant notes of wasabi, cut grass, galbanum and fig leaf. This is a very unique fragrance, it opens very green, citrusy and spicy. I picked up the wasabi note immediately, which stays evident throughout the life of… Read More

Rouge Avignon by Phaedon

Today I’m sampling Rouge Avignon by Phaedon. With dominant notes of rose, raspberry, black truffle, hinoki wood and cocoa bean. In the opening I get a thick and heavy rose, very reminiscent of Rose D’Arabie by Armani Prive to my nose. With it is a… Read More

Z-14 by Halston

Today I’m wearing Z-14 by Halston. This is a new addition to my collection, and I’ll point out that it’s the current formulation. With dominant notes of cinnamon, oakmoss, lemon, cypress and leather. Now I’ll start by mentioning that I’m a huge fan of Italian… Read More

Mojito Chypre by Pierre Guillaume

  Today I’m sampling Mojito Chypre by Pierre Guillaume – part of the Cruise Collection from Parfumerie Generale. With dominant notes of strawberry, mint and lime. As well as stand out notes in the base of oakmoss and patchouli. I had high hopes of this one,… Read More