Capturing the delicate scent of a rose garden in full bloom on a summery morning with the dew drops glistening on the petals, Atkinsons Rose in Wonderland is a joyous and radiant eau de parfum. Its perfectly-balanced floral blend of rose, blackcurrant buds and geranium is offset by the faintest trace of woody vetiver, for a fragrance that evokes the innocent beauty of this most English of flowers in a glorious, unfettered celebration of femininity and life’s simple pleasures.
Blue Cypress is a sophisticated fragrance of rich woods and aromatic spices that is at once invigorating and grounding. The cobalt-coloured Australian Blue Cypress provides a fragrant woody base, lifted by a fusion of invigorating lavender and exotic patchouli, clove and star anise.
A fragrance inspired by the scent of dew evaporating from soft foliage as the sun casts its morning rays across a rainbow of towering eucalyptus and cypress trees.
A sudden shower cooling the air: the romantic smell of London after a rainsquall when water has washed away frivolity, leaving only a zesty and triumphant breeze with a soft echo of the storm. The strength of bergamot, cardamom and violet is tempered by birch tree and a dusting of patchouli.
Wind caresses on the face, marine notes in the air, sensations of freedom and exaltation. Curacao Bay is a voyage to the blue horizon. The natural Grey Amber infusion, rare, with the iodine facets, confers to this perfume a truly warm oceanic cocktail of scents.
A Floral Boisé wake blending the hypnotic scents of Jasmine and the softness of Driftwood, a sublime evocation of the white cliffs of the Italian Pontine Islands. Unique creation developed in the tradition of the French Haute Perfumery, based on noble and distant essences inspired by the travels of the botanist Louis Feuillée.
It’s always a such a nice pleasure to try out unisex fragrances that are so versatile either for men or women, with father’s day coming in few weeks or just to get a perfume totally out of the average releases I couldn’t be happier to talk about of my last discovery: Tempête D’Automne by the emblematic Jacques Fath house.
If we talk about avant-garde perfumery, without a doubt Escentric Molecules is one of the brands that tops the list, Molecule 01 basically became a cult fragrance. But Geza Schoen did’t stop there, he developed other lines of fragrances that didn’t have much publicity and became kind of a secret for people who are more deeply into the world of perfumery, until today that we are going to know more about the Schoen’s work.
If we talk about designers who are doing playing the beauty game quite hard we have to mention Tom Ford, his perfumes became quite popular and just like other luxury brands like Jo Malone, Aerin, etc under the wing of Estee Lauder is has a high price tag, the question is..is really worth it or is just a brand hype? I have tried quite a few of the fragrances from this house and yes some of them are not worth the money at all and others are really good and that’s the case of Black Orchid.
I was waiting for the spring to properly talk about a perfume that I have tried and loved and is mostly for the warm weather season, I’m talking about Basilico & Fellini from Vilhelm Parfumerie. A green fresh unisex fragrance probably one of the best I have tried in a while, specially since there are not purely green releases lately. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Basilico and Fellini by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
In 2006, Escentric Molecules launched Molecule 01, a single aroma-molecule in a bottle. The molecule was Iso E Super, an abstract synthetic in a lab at IFF. Now Molecule 01 gets a plus one.
In three iterations, it is paired with a single scent ingredient: Mandarin Patchouli and Iris. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule+ Collection by Escentric Molecules”
L’Orée du Bois is originally a dress designed by Jacques Fath for Rita Hayworth’s wedding trousseau, The fashion experts probably know very well who Jacques Fath was but for the ones who doesn’t he was one of the top post war fashion designers together with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain sadly he died quite young due to leukemia, the fashion brand halted production and now is only Jacques Fath Parfum that keep the house alive. Continue reading “Perfume Review: L’Orée du Bois by Jacques Fath”
Some time ago I reviewed Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie and mentioned about the feminine inspiration that fragrance has from La Belle Epoque and the Moulin Rouge can can dancers, today following the line we jump to the beginning of the 20’s with a unisex scent that intends to catch the atmosphere of those years. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Chicago High by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
“Paris in 1988. A secret cult of women. Matisse’s La Danse. Ritual dancing, whispered sounds, the ecstasy of burning skin. A maddening collision of ice cold pear juice and chili” One of the latest releases from the house Vilhelm Parfumerie is Body Paint a quite interesting story different to all the perfume releases back in 2020. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Body Paint by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
A romantic and joyful scent inspired by the white lily. Sparkling floral notes at the top merge perfectly with the floral heart, giving way to the base that subtly incorporates elements such as benzoin and vanilla. Continue reading “Perfume Review: MyLO by Laboratorio Olfattivo”
Another journey with Escentric Molecules from the pair that remained to try and review and complete the whole family till 06 shows up, a really nice concept in perfumery creative and that managed to became a cult perfume brand. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 04 and Escentric 04 by Escentric Molecules”
We have a Molecule 03 which is basically the main molecule in this case, Vetiveryl Acetate, an hybrid molecule, half-natural, half-synthetic. It is a fraction of vetiver oil, distilled from the roots of an Indian grass, which is then ‘crossed’ with acetic acid to remove the bitter and leathery aspects of the root. Then we find Escentric 03 that is a fragrance made with this particular note. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 03 and Escentric 03 by Escentric Molecules”
Not long ago I shared my thoughts on the well famous Molecule 01 and Escentric 01, the first members of the Escentric Molecules collection, now is the turn for the 02 pair that also had quite a success. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 02 and Escentric 02 by Escentric Molecules”
I have to admit I wasn’t a big fan of colognes, I had that idea in my mind they were more for men, poor generic scent, not long lasting, etc I just didn’t care to have a proper look and give a change, but since I studied perfumery and chemistry I started to appreciate more the quality that certain brands offer and Atelier Cologne is one of the game changers on reinvent colognes. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Love Osmanthus by Atelier Cologne”
Niche perfumery has increased in popularity in the last couple of years thanks to some niche houses that opened up the way for more people to discover them and enjoy alternatives to the massive consume market. One of those brands was clearly Escentric Molecules with the 01. Molecule 01 and Escentric 01 were very popular back in the day, anyone following British beauty youtubers probably remember the hype back then. Over hyped/promoted products tend to put me off to try them out, but then this year I got closer to the brand with the release of Molecule 05 and Escentric 05 and specialised perfume writers and friends who tried it suggested me to review the 01 and 02 range because “they were amazing” So here we are. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 01 and Escentric 01 by Escentric Molecules”
One brand that I love to discover each time I have a chance to get a bottle in my hands is Probably Atelier Cologne, I have actually being using Orange Sanguine pretty often during the hot summer and I also enjoy it during the autumn season. So when a limited edition bottle came out with a fragrance that I never tried before I was truly excited. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Clementine California x Quentin Monge by Atelier Cologne”
Nothing could be more exciting than discovering niche fragrance houses with an offer totally different of the mass market out there, lately I have been trying something really special from a British nose: Azzi Glasser. After working for different brands and with a extensive career in perfumery she created The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi. Continue reading “Perfume Review: After Hours by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi”
Escentric Molecules, a house that created a quite unique concept in perfumery with single notes perfumes of molecules created in labs and then the “escentric” twin was a blend of noted having the molecule as star. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule 05 & Escentric 05 by Escentric Molecules”
Orange Sanguine is probably the most famous fragrance from the house Atelier Cologne and a cult scent in the perfumery world with so many lovers around the globe, the reason why? this is a proper orange scent, many people describe it as pure orange juice and extremely fresh but let’s have a look. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne”
Making the list of the best in fragrance releases 2019 with a bit of delay one of the latest to try out and actually made it into the list was Electric Rhubarb from the British niche perfume house Floral Street. This fragrance was released on 2019 in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society’s. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Electric Rhubarb by Floral Street”
Summer option, sensitive nose or just a cologne lover, many people is fan of the Mugler classic cologne, but what would you think if this time you have 5 different options to choose or even considering the layering technique to create your own fragrance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mugler Cologne Collection”
Not every day we come across products from Iceland, a country that if it became one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years but keeps a lifestyle and artistic point of view very different from the rest, so when I discovered Andrea Maack and her perfume line I couldn’t resist and here we are. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Smart by Andrea Maack”
In the last years we have seen the massive production perfume brands releasing flankers after flankers, new versions of what it used to be good perfumes and very few new in fragrances have absolutely nothing new to surprise the demanding and every day more exigent customers, so the niche perfumery became more and more attractive to people looking for something different and here is one of those wonderful niche perfume houses: Floral Street Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wonderland Peony by Floral Street”
We accumulate memories through the smell of that there is no doubt, whether meals, places, people, special moments are recorded in our memory many times through notes that many times we do not know what they are called but when we automatically feel transported, this is one of the great wonders of perfumes and today I want to share with you two releases that would bring some memories to you or you would leave that memory in someone. A new gender-inclusive Fragrance line that weaves a narrative from mislaid memories, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hope; STORIES by Eliza Grace is a journey for the senses. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Stories by Eliza Grace”