Category Archives: Sandalwood

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

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

Ambra di Venezia Parfum

I got a bottle of Ambra di Venezia parfum when I was 18, along with the lush matching lotion. I bought it in a store called Takashimaya. (Takashimaya is a Japanese luxury department store. There used to be one on … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Bergamot, Jasmine, Lime, Mango, Narcissus, Narcissus, Sandalwood, Tangerine, Tuberose | Tagged , | 6 Comments

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

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

Petit Fracas by Robert Piguet

Fracas has always been my favorite perfume, but it’s a heavy-duty bombshell. Petit Fracas is lighter and gives off a flirty vibe instead of a voluptuous vibe. It took a while for me to appreciate it because it doesn’t immediately … Continue reading

Posted in Bergamot, Chocolate, Citrus, Gardenia, Jasmine, Mandarin, Pear, Sandalwood, Tuberose | Tagged , , | 5 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

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

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