Category Archives: Sugar

Tubereuse Couture by Parfumerie Generale

I was going to write an in-depth associative review of Tubereuse Couture, but I want to stick to the point like the perfume does. You don’t usually find soliflores that are this on-point while also having a satisfying amount of … Continue reading

Posted in Benzoin, Calamondin, Jasmine, Papyrus, Sugar, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , | 3 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

Chanel No. 19

I’ve noticed these four evolutionary tactics that fragrances employ: 1.) Lack trajectory but may have different notes stand out at different times (Black, 100% Love) 2.) Follow a linear, storylike path of introductory blast, conflicted buildup, climactic heart, and decrescendoing … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bread, Cedarwood, Galbanum, Green, Iris, Lemon, Sandalwood, Sugar, Violet | Tagged , | 8 Comments

100% Love by S-Perfume

100% Love is the only sugary modern perfume I know that deserves to triumph over the sometimes suffocating antiquities of yore. I’m glad, because I always liked very sweet smells. For some reason, though, perfumers like to make them as … Continue reading

Posted in Chocolate, Mint, Rose, Sugar | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Mariah Carey Lollipop Bling

The hotly advertised Lollipop Bling trio by Mariah Carey came out this summer, named for the engagement ring presented to the exceptionally talented singer from her fiancĂ©, Nick Cannon, who put her jewel in a Ring Pop wrapper. I wrote … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Candy, Chocolate, Citrus, Floral, Fruity, Gourmand, Honey, Honeydew, Sugar | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tom Ford Black Orchid

Tom Ford Black Orchid, the first of the eponymous Tom Ford perfume line that debuted in 2006, generated a lot of anticipation far before the climax of its release. Hailing from a beautiful ribbed black bottle with a gold metal … Continue reading

Posted in Cedarwood, Chocolate, Citrus, Floral, Jasmine, Orchid, Peach, Sandalwood, Spicy, Sugar, Vanilla, Vetiver, Woody, Ylang-Ylang | Tagged , , , , | 7 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