Category Archives: Iris

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

L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain

Not burying the lede: the reason L’Heure Bleue is so fascinating is that it smells like dessert while also managing to be melancholy. The name means “the bluish hour,” which leads me to believe it was designed to be more … Continue reading

Posted in Anise, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carnation, Iris, Neroli, Rose, Tonka Bean, Tuberose, Vanilla, Violet | Tagged , , | 4 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

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

Histoires de Parfums 1899 Hemingway

(from fragrantica.com) Histoires de Parfums’ 1899 Hemingway has a concept that begs you to get involved: it’s based on the writer’s Mediterranean travels that, as respected by the copy on Histoires’ website, must have culminated in copious amounts of booze. … Continue reading

Posted in Ambergris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Iris, Juniper, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , | 2 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

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

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Chanel 28 La Pausa

28 La Pausa is another release from Chanel’s Les Exclusifs line. Like 31 Rue Cambon, 28 La Pausa is graceful and orchestrated with Chanel’s mannerly balance. It’s also a more coherent structure and fewer notes. It’s often described as the … Continue reading

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31 Rue Cambon by Chanel

Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey by Norman Rockwell, 1917. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this old painting gives us animal enthusiasts some peace. 🙂 Cousin Reginald was a comic character created by Norman Rockwell. He, like his creator, was from … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bergamot, Citrus, Herbal, Iris, Powdery, Rose | Tagged , , | 5 Comments