Category Archives: Cedarwood

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

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

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

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


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

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

Moss Gown and Divine by Providence Perfume Company

(Picture from Providence Perfume Company’s website) Providence Perfume Company is becoming somewhat of a conceptual addition to the organic perfume genre. I posted my review of the clever Cocoa Tuberose not too long ago. Since Charna, the Fifi-award winning perfumer, … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Angelica, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Citrus, Lilac, Mimosa, Moss, Narcissus, Natural Perfume, Orange Blossom, Sandalwood, Sunflower, Violet, Woody | Tagged , , , , , | 4 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