Category Archives: Vetiver

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

A Minor by Code Deco

(codedeco.com) 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

Histoires de Parfums 1899 Hemingway

(from fragrantica.com) Histoires de Parfums’ 1899 Hemingway has a concept that begs you to get involved: it’s based on the writer’s Mediterranean travels that, as respected by the copy on Histoires’ website, must have culminated in copious amounts of booze. … Continue reading

Posted in Ambergris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Iris, Juniper, Orange Blossom, Vanilla, Vetiver | Tagged , | 2 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

Biehl.Parfumkunstewerke Patricia Choux PC01

(picture from Fragrantica) From the (very limited) information I’ve picked up about the perfume industry, it’s tough to be a perfumer right now. Perfume companies are turning out way more products than they used to. Like fast fashion, fast perfumery … Continue reading

Posted in Davana, Iris, Kashmir wood, Mango, Mango Leaves, Musk, Neroli, Peony, Tangerine, Vetiver | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Sous le toit de Paris by Atelier Cologne

(from Atelier Cologne) Atelier Cologne is a unique house. They play with structure (Rose Anonyme, a glassy clear rose), and mood (Orange Sanguine, a sloppy, delightful orange cream soda), with a traditional enough concept to keep them mainstream. It seems … Continue reading

Posted in Bigarade, Geranium, Leather, Vetiver, Violet | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Marni

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

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

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

Knowing by Estee Lauder

(*Picture from Fragrantica) I’ve sampled Knowing many times, but I was never quite sure how to address it in a full review. I’ll just get to the point here, with even less frippery than usual. Perfumes: The Guide says that … Continue reading

Posted in 80s fragrance, Moss, Musk, Vetiver | Tagged , , | 4 Comments