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”
Rose fragrances tend to be and options mostly for warmer months or autumn as the floral scents are not particularly strong and detectable in the cold, but some of them are actually powerful enough for any season one example is Rose Anonyme “Extrait” from Atelier Cologne, the original version comes in a clear glass bottle. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Rose Anonyme Extrait by Atelier Cologne”
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”
“Ancient Carthage held a position as one of the capitals of maritime trade with ships transporting precious and rare scents of far off lands. From this quest of mysterious and unknown elsewhere, Isabey created a distinctive perfume for a man who knows how to overcome wild lands.
L’Ambre de Carthage is a modern masculine fragrance symbolising the spirit of long, challenging journeys and adventures.” Continue reading “Perfume Review: L’Ambre de Carthage by Isabey”
“Unflinching, exquisite femininity. Inspired by La Belle Époque. A woman, alive in the spotlight at the Moulin Rouge, enchantingly a glow in the soft candlelight of Maxim’s.” The name and the short description were enough for me to feel tempted to try out this fragrance and sure enough it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
This vegan perfume is for the spirited, fearless, mystical and audacious.
A strikingly modern blend of red rose, ylang ylang and jasmine crossed with a soothing cloud of just-brewed coffee, fresh cream and Sichuan pepper – sustainably harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas. For the rebels. The thinkers. And the leaders. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Ylang Ylang Espresso by Floral Street”
First created by Isabey Paris in 1944 in New York, Tendre Nuit (Tender night) is remembered for its romantic name, like a whisper. The poetic and flamboyant plum colour of the bottle combined with voluptuous night Rose and animal Ambrette seeds fragrance are inspired by emotions of a tender and passionate night.
“It is 3 am in Paris, she is sitting on the edge of her bed in a room filled by sensations. Love is floating in the air, sweet and sensual like a night Rose. A warm breeze from the balcony thru the room is caressing her skin. The night is tender, her life is a dream.” Continue reading “Perfume Review: Tendre Nuit by Isabey”
J’adore has never really been a perfume I actually liked, it was released in 1999 and yes I was a child back then but I used to see girls on their 20’s using this perfume, that later it actually changed it formulation when Dior took their essential oils production in house and the quality changed and not really in a good way, same the fact that the house only have one perfumer, Francois Demachy which basicallly means the creative process only depends on one person which is not really wise in such a competitive market. Continue reading “Perfume Review: J’adore infinissime EDP by Dior”
In 1925, Julien Viard designed for the Perfume House Isabey, a little jewel made of crystal called “Bleu de Chine”. Only few pieces of what was considered as collectors’ items, are still available; one of them at the “Museum of Perfume” in Grasse, France. The same year, Ludwig Moser designed another bottle, with a Crystal Master from Karlsbad: a dark amethyst with hand painted patterns in a lozenge shape bottle. When the decision to produce a contemporary version was taken, it was not possible to use the original name as it was, in the meantime, registered by another company. However, the spirit of “Bleu de Chine” was captured by realising an exceptional scent treasured in a bottle that was treated with a unique process known as “Sublimation”. The dark blue colour and the unique decor have been kept on the new edition. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fleur Nocturne by Isabey”
When Isabey Paris created Prends-moi (take me) with a misspell on its label as ‘Prends-Mois’ in the early 30’s, it was one of the last perfume created for North American market, with a minimalistic design. In the 30s it was a bold move to name a perfume Prends-moi (take me) but Isabey was a daring house.
Prends-moi (take me) is now relaunched among the iconic perfumes of Isabey Paris. But much more than a simple fragrance’s revival, Prends-moi (take me) is an ode to love and passion. This is why the strong and emblematic red colour, a symbol of desire, is used. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Prends-Moi by Isabey”
Good Girl is one of the most successful fragrances since 2016 when it was released with that gorgeous shoe bottle that became iconic, the juice made more than one girl crazy about it and became the signature scent of many, then the brand released limited edition bottles till Good Girl Legere became the first flanker with the same success and now Carolina Herrera just released good Girl Suprême. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Good Girl Suprême by Carolina Herrera”
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”
Say hello to the new member of the Kayali family, the perfume brand from Huda Beauty. Deja Vu White Flower 57, each fragrance from the brand has a number with the name and is basically amount of modifications it has till the final result, so in this case 57 and it makes sense as Mona Kattan commented about this scent taking two and half years to develop. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Déjà Vu White Flower 57 by Kayali”
This fragrance is not new luckily I will be reviewing the latest one, but first wanted to try this one as every time I wanted to test it out in stores or the airport the tester was always empty. This is probably one of the few roses fragrance that actually last and that it actually smells of roses and no extremely synthetic. The bottle design is quite distinctive, but so far I’m surprised by this release by Lancome as they normally go for very strong florals or gourmands while this one is gentle. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Idôle by Lancôme”
In the perfume market there are thousands of options to choose and sometime we limit our selves to the most famous, the latest releases or certain brands and sure many times we can go test one, two, three and so on and we start to get confused, our nose can’t make any difference anymore and we get lost in the process, so the lovely options out there, should we spray in the paper or the skin. Now we heard plenty of times about subscription boxes full of make up or skincare, but what about perfume?di Continue reading “Scentful: Designer Fragrance Subscription Box”
If we have to talk about perfumes that are very popular but still I don’t like that it would be Coco Mademoiselle, a mega bomb of patchouli than even for my nose is too much and I think this perfume is quite popular because is Chanel and is far more modern than No 5 to use, but still Coco Mademoiselle came out about two years later than J’adore another perfume I can’t stand but is still popular and have those notes that were popular back then so every time I smell them I can’t help to think of a woman on her 40s, 50s. Probably another reason why I use even having a bottle is because..everybody wears it, just like Black Opium or La Vie est Belle is a perfume that would make you easily forgettable because so many girls have made it their signature fragrance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée by Chanel”
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”
“A fragrance is a powerful tool creating sensations and imagery, evoking visions, feelings and thoughts,” says The Perfumer’s Story founder Azzi Glasser, who has created unique scents for Helena Bonham Carter and Orlando Bloom. I was lucky enough to already review After Hours and this time I want to share this review of another gem from this fantastic niche perfume house. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fever 54 by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi”
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”
“In 1924, the first edition of Lys Noir was presented in a magnificent bottle and coffret conceived by the renowned designer, Julien Viard and the famous Sorys House.
Lys Noir is one of the first of Isabey’s fragrances such as Gardenia, La Route d’Emeraude, Le Mimosa… creating the prestige of the brand. Lys Noir has been redesigned first in 2014 and now in 2017 while keeping the emblematic art-deco codes of the brand.” Continue reading “Perfume Review: Lys Noir by Isabey”
With father’s day around the corner or any man thinking on a special fragrance for his wedding day today I wanted to share my thoughts about this masculine perfume from the niche French house, Isabey. Sir Gallahad was quite a surprise. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Sir Gallahad by Isabey”
Summer is around the corner and definitely we started to feel those sunny and sometimes quite warm days, so what that basically means? warm skin makes any perfume become far more intense, and yes I have always been a powerful intense fragrance lover, florals and fresh clean scents are not my cup of tea mostly because I don’t tend to suit my personality and most important they never last on my skin. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Neon Rose by Floral Street”
Sometimes when you are far away from someone or feel melancholic, a fragrance could bring all the memories or that person back, this little meeting experience was what I got as soon my nose felt Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street”
When we talk about about Trish McEvoy we normally think about makeup but not so much about the lovely perfume collection, except if we visit department stores and we can see them displayed and ready to try out.
Time ago I was lucky enough to try out Precious Pink Jasmine and really loved it so this time I went for a Floral Oriental option, the notes really called my attention so I’m really excited to share this Eau de Parfum called 100. Continue reading “Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy”
First launch in 1924, “La Route d’Emeraude” The road to the Emerald Triangle from Isabey was designed by Julien Viard, in a faceted bottle and a jewel-like case, reminiscent of the splendor of the Far East. This perfume is inspired, with a touch of nostalgia, by the journey leading to the “Emerald Triangle” (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), filled with the scents of Jasmine Sambac and blooming flowers. Many Orient lovers took the path to these faraway lands and experienced sensations that are recaptured in this re-edition of the mythical perfume. Gold leather (cordovan) effect, distinctive of La Route d’Emeraude previous designs, has been preserved. The fragrance has been slightly changed. Continue reading “Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey”
2019 was a good year for some perfume houses and not so good for many others, I think the list of “Worst in Fragrance 2019” would be much longer because many luxury but mass consumption houses have launched new versions of existing perfumes , the release of new perfumes was very poor and many others only chose to launch flankers without much to say or collectable bottles. In this list you will find the best of both mass consumption and the few of niche houses, all from different brands. Continue reading “Perfume: Best in Fragrance 2019”
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”