Category Archives: Patchouli

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

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

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

Angel by Thierry Mugler

 (from  Angel is probably one of the biggest perfumes out there besides Chanel No. 5 and anything released by a daughter of OJ Simpson’s defense attorney. Its distinctive otherworldly periwinkle star bottle (followed in spirit by Alien) is pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Berry, Caramel, Coumarin, Dewberry, Honey, Mandarin, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

PHI- Une Rose de Kandahar by Andy Tauer

Picture from Tauer Perfumes If any of you haven’t heard of Andy Tauer, you should learn about him. He’s famous in the perfume world for being completely self-taught and for having a really candid blog, which shows how his business … Continue reading

Posted in Almond, Ambergris, Animalic, Apricot, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Coumarin, Geranium, Leather, Musk, Patchouli, Rose, Tobacco, Uncategorized, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woody | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

#610 Outside by CB I Hate Perfume

CB I Hate Perfume’s newest release is designed to mimic the scent of bug repellents. Given the name, I’d expect the perfume to replicate the scent of outside instead of the spray that protects you from it, but I guess … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Oregano, Patchouli | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Aoud by M. Micallef 10th Anniversary

(picture from Fragrantica) So it’s the 10th anniversary of M. Micallef’s perfume Aoud. Their American distributor, Hypoluxe’s Jeffrey Dame, sent me a sample. Aoud is one of Micallef’s bestsellers and a unique rendition of what’s often depicted as a rough … Continue reading

Posted in Cinnamon, Clove, Oud, Patchouli, Rose, Saffron, Sandalwood | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Rokka by Antonia’s Flowers

(from NowSmellThis) Antonia’s Flowers has a cute concept: Antonia Bellanca was a Long Island florist with a penchant for freesia and couldn’t find an appropriate floral rendition. She began working with a perfumer to develop her small line, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Cedarwood, Citrus, Moss, Nutmeg, Patchouli, Tonka Bean, Violet | Tagged , , | 5 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

Parfum Couture Denis Durand by M. Micallef

M. Micallef has teamed up with fashion designer Denis Durand to make a fragrance. Durand’s fashions are structural, and range from gorgeous, Grecian-style wearable: (*from YesiCannes) to not so much. (*from Cyril B) Don’t get me wrong. I love the … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Animalis, Cinnamon, Citrus, Honey, Musk, Orange Blossom, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood | Tagged , , | 2 Comments