Category Archives: Orange

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

Great American Scents

(photo from Fragrantica. Read their good review.) I’m a firm believer in products made in the USA. Products that celebrate the USA are even better. I was excited when I got an email from Great American Scents, a candles and … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Citrus, Gardenia, Green, Lavender, Magnolia, Mahogany, Neroli, Oleander, Orange, Orange Blossom, Sage, Sugar, Tomato, Tomato Leaf, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin and Others

Jo Malone is a mainstay in high-end department stores. I haven’t reviewed any of her fragrances because I think they’re overpriced for minimalism. I read somewhere that Jo Malone’s fragrances are like perfume through a screen of glass. That’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Airy, Blackberries, Citrus, Floral, Herbal, Honey, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Peach, Spicy | 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

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere

I like Chanel No. 5, just like everyone else on the planet. However, I have never been inclined to buy it. It is very beautiful, but to me it feels heavy, pretentious, and too widely worn. The last one is … Continue reading

Posted in Aldehydic, Citrus, Floral, Fresh, Lemon, Mint, Orange, Rose, Vanilla | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Can Can by Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton’s Can Can is an exercise in pinkness. The comfortable, round bottomed bottle has a pink feather on it, and the asymmetrical top is tinged with pinkness. It is packaged in a black and pink jacket featuring Paris Hilton … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Candy, Floral, Orange, Orange Blossom, Peach, Powdery, Rose | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Organza Indecence by Givenchy

Givenchy’s reissued Organza Indecence already wins the award for most exciting name, even though the name isn’t necessarily befitting for the fragrance. Organza implies a flimsy floral covered in beads. This construction is made of a heavier silk, like charmeuse … Continue reading

Posted in Cinnamon, Green, Musk, Orange, Spicy, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 3 Comments