Category Archives: Ylang-Ylang

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

Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia is a classic, classy flower perfume. It’s wearable for anyone, anywhere, and is pretty enough to appease the ladies while sexy enough to appease the gentlemen. It opens up with the industrial ripeness of ylang. This … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Good and Evil By Kilian

Happy Valentine’s Day! In keeping with the spirit, I’m going to review the new trio By Kilian’s The Garden of Good and Evil. All are named to suggest sexual roguery. First of all, I have to post the copy here, … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Candy, Cedarwood, Gardenia, Jasmine, Plum, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Ylang in Gold by Parfums M. Micallef

I reviewed Art Collection Vanille by French luxury perfume house Parfums M. Micallef a few months back. They were kind enough to send me a sample of their newest release, Ylang in Gold, for review. First I have to say … Continue reading

Posted in Coconut, Geranium, Magnolia, Mint, Muguet, Orange, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Ma Griffe by Carven

I hadn’t known anything about Ma Griffe until I found a bottle of it in my mom’s friend’s bathroom. Except that it was a classic old perfume, like L’Air du Temps. I hadn’t known that it had a reputation for … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Cinnamon, Civet, Galbanum, Gardenia, Iris, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lemon, Muguet, Musk, Oakmoss, Orange Blossom, Rose, Sage, Sandalwood, Styrax, Vetiver, Vintage Version, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Chanel No. 5 Eau De Parfum

Photo from Precious Women’s Perfumes The Macy’s at the mall my friends take me to doesn’t have much of a selection. They do, however, have Chanel No. 5 in all versions: the eau de toilette, the eau de parfum, Eau … Continue reading

Posted in 80s fragrance, Aldehydic, Jasmine, Muguet, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Cuir de Russie by Chanel

In 1924, Ernest Beaux of Chanel No. 5 fame created Cuir de Russie, “Russian Leather”, in keeping with the animalic perfumery trend of the time. There were, in fact, many fragrances with the same name, but his was by far … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Amber, Buttery, Jasmine, Leather, Old Classic, Orange Blossom, Smoky, Tobacco, Woody, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Tom Ford Black Orchid

Tom Ford Black Orchid, the first of the eponymous Tom Ford perfume line that debuted in 2006, generated a lot of anticipation far before the climax of its release. Hailing from a beautiful ribbed black bottle with a gold metal … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Chocolate, Citrus, Floral, Jasmine, Orchid, Peach, Sandalwood, Spicy, Sugar, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woody, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments