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.
The spring comes with some new releases in perfumery and certainly one of the most cheerful not only with the bottle design but also interesting notes is Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino. Not long ago I posted about Toy 2 and how much I loved the fragrance, this new flanker as the name says includes bubble gum on it so I couldn’t be more excited about it. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino”
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”
A perfume that captures the spirit of the “Now generation” spontaneous, playful and carefree this is what the Girl Of Now Perfume line is all about. While “Le Parfum” Collection has as major inspiration the famous bridal collections from Elie Saab, Girl of Now clearly has far more influence from the prêt à porter one those petals in the bottle design are quite similar to the flowers we normally see in the jackets from the brand. This is an intense perfume as clearly describes an intense girl who lives her live to the fullest hence why she needs a perfume that would match her feelings. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Girl Of Now by Elie Saab”
Paco Rabanne just released a summer flanker of the best seller Olympea, with a lovely bottle we can now find Olympea Blossom a far lighter option from the original one and the first release of the brand for 2021 ready for the warm weather. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Olympea Blossom by Paco Rabanne”
As I was reviewing fragrances that are far more suitable for the summer time but long lasting I was asked about options to use once we all get back to the office or indoor working places where we have to be considerate with others not getting a headache but smell gorgeous if someone get close to us. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Bright Crystal by Versace”
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”
With spring around the corner, the spring fragrances start to show up and this time we have a flanker from Dylan Blue Pour Femme by Versace: Dylan Turquoise, keeping the luxurious bottle design but instead of a deep blue we have a crystal clear aquamarine colour that clearly screams summer. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Dylan Turquoise by Versace”
“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”
Fun, fabulous and fearless, Very Good Girl is a bold new interpretation of the iconic Good Girl scent. Evolving Carolina Herrera’s vision of the duality of the modern woman, this irresistible fragrance will walk straight into your heart with its seductive rose scent and red-hot design. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Very Good Girl by Carolina Herrera”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”