Category Archives: Musk

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

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

PHI- Une Rose de Kandahar by Andy Tauer

Picture from Tauer Perfumes If any of you haven’t heard of Andy Tauer, you should learn about him. He’s famous in the perfume world for being completely self-taught and for having a really candid blog, which shows how his business … Continue reading

Posted in Almond, Ambergris, Animalic, Apricot, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Coumarin, Geranium, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Rose, Tobacco, Uncategorized, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woody | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Phoenix Botanicals Night Bloom, Saffron Veil, Zephyr

Image from phoenixbotanicals.com. So I have three samples of the great new natural perfume line Phoenix Botanicals, courtesy of owner/perfumer Irina Adam at Sniffapalooza. Irina started her Etsy store in 2010, which also has skincare and lip balm. She worked … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Gardenia, Ginger, Green, Jasmine, Magnolia, Musk, Neroli, Orange Blossom, Saffron, Smoky, Tuberose | Tagged , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Biehl.Parfumkunstwerke Patricia Choux PC02

First off, I love Biehl’s emotive taglines. PC02, perfumer Patricia Choux’ second Biehl fragrance is summarized as “Circus and cotton candy. Giggling butterflies in the belly. Maximum high spirit.” The press material underneath said it was a sexy evening fragrance, … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Musk, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Biehl.Parfumkunstewerke Patricia Choux PC01

(picture from Fragrantica) From the (very limited) information I’ve picked up about the perfume industry, it’s tough to be a perfumer right now. Perfume companies are turning out way more products than they used to. Like fast fashion, fast perfumery … Continue reading

Posted in Davana, Iris, Kashmir wood, Mango, Mango Leaves, Musk, Neroli, Peony, Tangerine, Vetiver | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Gucci Rush

Gucci Rush is supposed to be, as has been mentioned many times before, the quintessential club perfume. Maybe that’s why it has the basic personality of an 80s perfume: the 80s were a more decadent age. But Gucci Rush was … Continue reading

Posted in Freesia, Gardenia, Grape Candy, Hairspray, Jasmine, Lactonic, Musk, Patchouli, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver | 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

Péché Cardinal by Parfums MDCI

I went to Osswald looking for a perfume that I was sure I could wear all the time for the price. I hadn’t tried many of Parfums MDCIs offerings, but there they were in their unabashed, even kitschy neoclassicism, with the marble busts … Continue reading

Posted in Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Coconut, Davana, Lily, Musk, Peach, Prune, Sandalwood, Tuberose | Tagged , , | 6 Comments