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Carlos Huber’s Arquiste Parfumeur

When it comes to perfume houses, Arquiste Perfumer is one of my personal favorites. Carlos Huber’s creations, each and every one, is a lovely, little time capsule worth experiencing. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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SHEIDUNA by Puredistance

SHEIDUNA – 2016 – ♀ Classification: Oriental Woody Top: Lemon, Tangerine, Geranium Heart: Rose, Labdanum, Benzoin,, Incense, Myrrh Base: Ambergris, Vetiver, Tonka absolute, Vanilla absolute, Patchouli Perfumer: Cécile Zarokian Price: $190 for 17.5ml flacon, $325 for 60ml and … Continue reading

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GRAND SOIR by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

GRAND SOIR – 2016 – ♂♀ Classification:  Oriental Woody Top: Ciste Labdanum from Spain Heart: Benzoin from Siam Base: Brazilian Tonka bean, Amber, Vanilla Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian Price: $215 for 2.4 oz bottle … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

My Nuptial Conundrum

When I got married this past June, I found myself asking the inescapable question: what fragrance will I wear on my wedding day? As a fragrance enthusiast, a decision of … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 8 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving for those readers who celebrated this great American holiday tradition. If you are looking for perfumes which contain notes that support the elements of the Thanksgiving celebration, try any … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 2 Comments


Don’t get too excited by the prospect of something new from the house of Creed. They are hoping to capture your interest with a bit of deception. Their “new” offering, Royal Mayfair, is simply one of Creed’s old fragrances gussied up with a new name.

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sauvage – The Movie

Dior’s latest introduction, Sauvage, has a companion video directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Mondino has directed video for some epic musical names, such as Madonna and Lenny Kravitz. This commercial features actor Johnny Depp, drenched in black eyeliner and the classic Depp garb. Like many perfume commercials, this one is riddled with allegory and a little fantasy.

November 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

New In May

April showers bring May flowers, and the newest releases in the world of perfume just keep pouring on in.  Here’s the current releases for May 2015.  I’m certainly seeing a … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Discover La Religieuse

Serge Lutens taps his creative genius, presenting us with this visually captivating short film, for lack of a better term. The film introduces the latest addition to the Serge Lutens line of fragrances … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Fragrance Flashback

FLOWER BY KENZO – 2000 – ♀ Classification: Oriental Floral Top: Ginger, Lychee, Mandarin, Violet Heart: Camellia, Mimosa, Rose Base: Amber, Patchouli, Vanilla, Frankincense, White musk Perfumer: Alberto Morillas Since its … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

New In April

It’s time to review the upcoming perfume releases you can anticipate during April 2015. It seems that spring is off to a great start with a few new releases in the floral range. I’ve already … Continue reading

March 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Maison Molinard

Maison Molinard was founded in 1849 by a young chemist named Molinard. Their location is considered the birthplace of the modern perfume industry, the famed Grasse in Provence in southern … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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