Category Archives: Peach

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

Bois et Fruits by Serge Lutens

*Photo by me. I got Bois et Fruits as a gift in the special bell jar that Lutens is known for. Bois et Fruits is another mulled masterpiece by the makers of cozy winter fragrances and weirdness in perfumery alike. … Continue reading

Posted in Apricot, Cedarwood, Figs, Peach, Plum | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Gucci Rush

Gucci Rush is supposed to be, as has been mentioned many times before, the quintessential club perfume. Maybe that’s why it has the basic personality of an 80s perfume: the 80s were a more decadent age. But Gucci Rush was … Continue reading

Posted in Freesia, Gardenia, Grape Candy, Hairspray, Jasmine, Lactonic, Musk, Patchouli, Peach, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Péché Cardinal in Images

As promised, here’s Péché Cardinal in images. I don’t see any anthropomorphism in it, like I do in Habanita, but I can get a visual picture. Péché Cardinal is based on a French dessert called Poires Belle Hélené, made of … Continue reading

Posted in Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Coconut, Davana, Lily, Peach, Prune, Tuberose | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Péché Cardinal by Parfums MDCI

I went to Osswald looking for a perfume that I was sure I could wear all the time for the price. I hadn’t tried many of Parfums MDCIs offerings, but there they were in their unabashed, even kitschy neoclassicism, with the marble busts … Continue reading

Posted in Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Coconut, Davana, Lily, Musk, Peach, Prune, Sandalwood, Tuberose | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent’s bomb Opium is one of the more controversial perfumes. Years after its release, in 2000, Opium was banned from China because of the opium trade connotations. (That’s interesting stuff: read about the Opium Wars here.) Opium also … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Balsam, Benzoin, Bergamot, Carnation, Castoreum, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Coconut, Coriander, Incense, Jasmine, Labdanum, Muguet, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Oriental, Orris Root, Patchouli, Peach, Plum, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

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

New Jersey by United Scents of America

*Picture from Fragrantica United Scents of America, a new perfume company in Hoboken, New Jersey, has what is probably the best concept for a niche perfume line I’ve ever seen: perfumes that smell like the state they are named after. … Continue reading

Posted in Caramel, Coconut, Cotton Candy, Musk, Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Peach, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Kenzo Jungle l’Elephant and Amour

Jungle l’Elephant *Photo from Fragrantica Some perfumes, like the notably creative parents of famous artists, are good for the doors that they open. Jungle l’Elephant, distinctive in its own right, smells to me like a precursor to Chinatown: a spicy, … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Dry, Fruity, Incense, Marshmallow, Peach, Spicy, Uncategorized, Vanilla | Tagged , , , | 5 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