Day In / Day Out

“The NŌSE perfumes brand returns to the phenomenon of the "Russian spirit" and reinterprets the story of the fragrances that tell about the country themselves. Coniferous forests and grassy meadows, burning frosts and warming furs, summer gardens and May thunderstorms - in each bottle there is a small history of the country, which many know... Continue Reading →

UFO Parfums Trio

UFO Parfums is a fine fragrance brand inspired by rave culture, using luxury materials. UFO Parfums does not recognize gender constructs in perfumery and believes deeply in social justice. All UFO Parfums fragrances, candles, and products are handmade with care in Los Angeles. HOUSE: UFO Parfums ORIGIN: USAFRAGRANCES: Hentai, Literal Volcano, LiquidNOSE: Maxwell WilliamsDATE: 2019-2020SIZE/COST: 50ml /... Continue Reading →

A Trio from Mihan Aromatics

“Familial scents that rise to occasion. A strategic underlining for all matter of characters. Aromas that conjure heartache, hubris and harmony. Designed and developed in Australia..” HOUSE: Mihan AromaticsORIGIN: AustraliaFRAGRANCES: Mikado Bark, Sienna Brume, UntitledNOSE: Josh and Julia MihanSIZE/COST: 30-100ml / $71-174 Mikado Bark (EDP, 2017): This is my second attempt to review this trio... Continue Reading →

Daytime Trail Mix

“Bright early sunbeams combed by tender needles dress the mossy floor in ordained speckled light. Dewy petals twist and curve to dance in these holy spotlights. Rough hands of conifer slowly caress soft rose curves wrapped in sheets of silky daylight..” HouseLibertine FragranceOriginCanadaFragranceSoft WoodsYear2014NoseJoshua SmithConcentrationEDPSeason/MoodLate Spring to Early AutumnSize/Cost30ml / $110SourceLibertine FragranceSoundtrackJuniper by Braids, 2013Rating85%

Royal Woody Essence

“A complex fragrance with enduring appeal and British character that is both fresh and woody. Named after ‘Lotion Elite' – a Floris after shave cream which first featured in our catalogue in 1851. Elite was initially a slow burner in the Floris range and shows that patience in the art of perfume creation, really does... Continue Reading →

Prescent Summer 2020 Duo

“More than ever, we could do with help in managing our moods and our mindfulness.  We spent eighteen months creating perfumes that enhance your moods and help you tune your state of mind. The hero ingredient this Summer is the finest natural Vanilla Absolute - an ancient aroma the Aztecs used over centuries as a calming, connecting aphrodisiac...” Click Play, to hear my thoughts... Continue Reading →

The Monsillage EDT Collection

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

Sampling Serenity with Lili Bermuda

“Lili Bermuda is an artistic reflection of Bermuda where each fragrance represents the Island's natural beauty: from the pure scent of the wind and fresh salt spray of the ocean, to its luscious botanicals such as Bermuda cedarwood, spring freesias and juicy loquats.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseLili BermudaOriginBermudaFragranceSomers, South... Continue Reading →

The Harlem Botanica Discovery Set

WOODS + SPICE + NICE: "Since 2015, we’ve been handcrafting organic and cruelty-free fragrances using the finest natural botanicals. Our unisex scents are empowering and evocative, made with globally-sourced ingredients to take your senses on a round-the-world trip.” All fragrances here were released in 2015 and are blended in Organic Corn Alcohol Base. Here's our... Continue Reading →

EP 55: Bottled Renewal

A dash of spice, oh so nice. But this is far more, and though Ormonde Man may not be the longest lasting EDP out there, it's it's own thing. Ormonde Jayne has managed a way to time travel through this fragrance. It's definitely different, definitely will get the jets fired with wood in its belly... Continue Reading →

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