Category Archives: Jasmine

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

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

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

Hylnds Isle Ryder

I love ancient history, so I was excited to hear about niche perfumery line D.S. & Durga’s offshoot HYLNDS. It’s based on ancient European cultures. So far there’s three fragrances: Bitter Rose, Broken Spear (warriors on the Scottish Isles); Isle … Continue reading

Posted in Fir Cones, Golden Gorse, Hay, Jasmine, Mead, Meadowsweet, Poplar Bud, Spruce, Woodruff | Tagged , , , , | 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

Tuberosa by Profumum Roma

(Picture from Lucky Scent, which also gives an apt description of Tuberosa’s simple appeal.) I’ve had a lovely little roll-on sample of Tuberosa by Profumum Roma from Osswald in my perfume refrigerator for a while now. It looks like this: … Continue reading

Posted in Jasmine, Tuberose | 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

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