Category Archives: Plum

A Minor by Code Deco

( Code Deco is a unique Singapore-based perfume company that started last year under perfumer and founder Gauri Garodia. She presented her jazz-based fragrance collection at Spring Fling Sniffapalooza. The concept is great: it’s such a hard thing to relate … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bay Leaf, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clove, Geranium, Musk, Plum, Pomelo, Prune, Sandalwood, Uncategorized, Vetiver | 2 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

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

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

Dior Poison and Hypnotic Poison

*Photo from I’ll start by saying that Poison and Hypnotic Poison are both of the same breed: thick and spicy. They last forever in a solid, radiant mass, and neither contain any of that delicate note distinction found in … Continue reading

Posted in 80s fragrance, Amber, Jasmine, Musk, Oriental, Plum, Spicy, Syrupy, Tuberose | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta is a modern designer fragrance that lasts forever. This could be a good or a bad thing, but lest it conjure images of Britney Spears’ Curious in your head, I’ll assure you that you’ll probably like this fragrance. … Continue reading

Posted in Apricot, Chypre, Leather, Patchouli, Pink Pepper, Plum, Rose | Tagged , | 3 Comments