Category Archives: Amber

Acqua di Parma Profumo

Acqua di Parma smells like sand and seawater. Not so much in the actual notes, but in the effect. There’s 3 different types of bergamot in here. Bergamot usually lightens up a fragrance, hence its use in cologne. But there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bergamot, Iris, Jasmine, Oakmoss, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Vanilla, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , | 4 Comments

MEMO Cuirs Nomades Collection

Hey guys, I’ve been backed up for a long time. I have a ton of perfume samples waiting for review. I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten to yours. I’ll do the best I can. I have a lot of samples … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Benzoin, Birch, Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Flouve, Galbanum, Iris, Juniper Berry, Leather, Mate, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Petitgrain, Pink Pepper, Rockrose, Rose, Rosewater, Sage, Sandalwood, Suede, Tolu, Tomato Leaf, Tonka Bean, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Givenchy III Parfum

This cool picture from Fragrantica is the vintage eau de toilette, but I’m reviewing the modern parfum. Givenchy III is considered one of the greatest green fragrances of all time. It’s green in the old-fashioned way: musty and powdery in … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Amber, Bergamot, Chypre, Galbanum, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Mandarin, Muguet, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Ambra di Venezia Parfum

I got a bottle of Ambra di Venezia parfum when I was 18, along with the lush matching lotion. I bought it in a store called Takashimaya. (Takashimaya is a Japanese luxury department store. There used to be one on … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bergamot, Jasmine, Lime, Mango, Narcissus, Narcissus, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Tuberose | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Miss Balmain

(Vintage ad from australianperfumejunkies) Miss Balmain comes in a pink package with old-fashioned typeface, in a tall bottle with reddish-brown juice. It looks designed to sit on a 1950s vanity. Miss Balmain seems like a staple perfume: the kind of … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Amber, Carnation, Chypre, Coconut, Coriander, Coumarin, Gardenia, Green, Jasmine, Leather, Muguet, Oakmoss, Orris Root, Patchouli, Powdery, Rose, Tonka Bean, Vetiver | Tagged , | 6 Comments

A Minor by Code Deco

(codedeco.com) Code Deco is a unique Singapore-based perfume company that started last year under perfumer and founder Gauri Garodia. She presented her jazz-based fragrance collection at Spring Fling Sniffapalooza. The concept is great: it’s such a hard thing to relate … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bay Leaf, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Musk, Plum, Pomelo, Prune, Sandalwood, Uncategorized, Vetiver | 2 Comments

Margaux by Tocca Fashion Illustration

I’ve had a bottle of TOCCA’s Margaux forever, sent to me by Lexamedia. I’ve been meaning to review it, but I thought it was better expressed with this image. TOCCA makes delicate, hippie-esque clothes and sells perfumes that each represent … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bergamot, Berry, Gardenia, Green, Musk, Orange Blossom, Smoky, Vanilla, Woody | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Rokka by Antonia’s Flowers

(from NowSmellThis) Antonia’s Flowers has a cute concept: Antonia Bellanca was a Long Island florist with a penchant for freesia and couldn’t find an appropriate floral rendition. She began working with a perfumer to develop her small line, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Cedarwood, Citrus, Moss, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Violet | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Parfum Couture Denis Durand by M. Micallef

M. Micallef has teamed up with fashion designer Denis Durand to make a fragrance. Durand’s fashions are structural, and range from gorgeous, Grecian-style wearable: (*from YesiCannes) to not so much. (*from Cyril B) Don’t get me wrong. I love the … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Animalis, Cinnamon, Citrus, Honey, Musk, Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s bomb Opium is one of the more controversial perfumes. Years after its release, in 2000, Opium was banned from China because of the opium trade connotations. (That’s interesting stuff: read about the Opium Wars here.) Opium also … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Balsam, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carnation, Castoreum, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Incense, Jasmine, Labdanum, Muguet, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Oriental, Orris Root, Patchouli, Peach, Plum, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , , | 8 Comments