Category Archives: Citrus

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

Tubereuse Couture by Parfumerie Generale

I was going to write an in-depth associative review of Tubereuse Couture, but I want to stick to the point like the perfume does. You don’t usually find soliflores that are this on-point while also having a satisfying amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Benzoin, Calamondin, Jasmine, Papyrus, Sugar, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 3 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

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

Chypre Palatin by Parfums MDCI

I’m going to start by saying I really like Parfums MDCI. It’s a quality house designed to bring back old-fashioned perfumery. Most of the fragrances are pretty good, and have a 40’s or 50’s feel to them. MDCI expounds upon … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Castoreum, Cistus, Clementine, Galbanum, Gardenia, Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Lavender, Leather, Oakmoss, Prune, Rose, Styrax, Thyme, Tolu, Uncategorized, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 4 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.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

Petit Fracas by Robert Piguet

Fracas has always been my favorite perfume, but it’s a heavy-duty bombshell. Petit Fracas is lighter and gives off a flirty vibe instead of a voluptuous vibe. It took a while for me to appreciate it because it doesn’t immediately … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Chocolate, Citrus, Gardenia, Jasmine, Mandarin, Pear, Sandalwood, Tuberose | Tagged , , | 5 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

Mythique by Parfums DelRae

Iris is a gorgeous note, but it can be awfully somber. Parfums DelRae’s Mythique makes iris cheerful by adding citrus. That’s the lede, and it’s all I need to justify the 9 rating I gave Mythique. But I’ll give you … Continue reading

Posted in Citrus, Iris | 4 Comments