Category Archives: Pink Pepper

MEMO Cuirs Nomades Collection

Hey guys, I’ve been backed up for a long time. I have a ton of perfume samples waiting for review. I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten to yours. I’ll do the best I can. I have a lot of samples … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Benzoin, Birch, Blackcurrant, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Flouve, Galbanum, Iris, Juniper Berry, Leather, Mate, Musk, Myrrh, Opoponax, Petitgrain, Pink Pepper, Rockrose, Rose, Rosewater, Sage, Sandalwood, Suede, Tolu, Tomato Leaf, Tonka Bean, Vanilla | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

La Fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens

(From LuckyScent) I’ve wanted to review La Fille de Berlin (“The Girl From Berlin”) for a while, since it got such positive reviews. Lutens based it on the resilience of women during the Soviet occupation of postwar Germany, as seen … Continue reading

Posted in Black Pepper, Pink Pepper, Rose | Tagged , , | 2 Comments


Marni, the hip line known for knitwear and graphic prints, recently released its first perfume. Marni’s designer Consuelo Castiglioni told Women’s Wear Daily that “”The perfume reflects Marni’s fashion, certainly. Because it’s a perfume that’s quite individual, that doesn’t evoke … Continue reading

Posted in Bamboo, Bergamot, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Flax, Ginger, Incense, Pink Pepper, Rose, Spicy, Vetiver | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Royal Vintage by M. Micallef

M. Micallef’s new men’s fragrance, Royal Vintage, is coming out this month. Micallef’s American distributor, Hypoluxe, was kind enough to send a sample for my review. Royal Vintage is a little on the old-fashioned side in tone, judging by the … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Cedarwood, Leather, Menthol, Musk, Patchouli, Pink Pepper | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Andy Warhol by Bond No. 9

This is not going to be an original statement, but I can’t say I admire Andy Warhol’s work so much as what his work represents. I think the contemporary art scene owes a lot to Warhol’s glorification of mass media. … Continue reading

Posted in Concrete, Cumin, Patchouli, Pink Pepper, Sandalwood, Vanilla, White Flowers | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Incense Oud By Kilian

Incense Oud is the latest release in the By Kilian Incense Oud trio, the others of which are Pure Oud and Rose Oud. In the name of luxury (Grain de musc has a detailed post about this), the opulent note, … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Frankincense, Leather, Oud, Pink Pepper, Rose, Sandalwood, Smoky, Woody | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Voyage d’Hermes

Voyage d’Hermes is an expansive (not to be confused with expensive, although it’s that too) perfume with a scope that transcends itself. Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, as he’s stated many times including in Chandler Burr’s book The Perfect Scent, is a … Continue reading

Posted in Airy, Aquatic, Citrus, Green, Pink Pepper, Woody | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Acqua di Gioia by Armani

The feminine counterpart to Armani’s wet, stony Acqua di Gio, Acqua di Gioia is possibly one of the most pleasant aquatics ever seen from a Eurotrash clothing line. The ad features buxom brunette model Emily DiDonato staring at the camera … Continue reading

Posted in Aquatic, Jasmine, Mint, Pink Pepper, Sugar | Tagged , , | 7 Comments