I Profumi di Firenze Quartetto

“Florentine perfumer and founder of i Profumi di Firenze, Dr. Giovanni di Massimo discovered Catherine de Medici's secret perfume recipes and other Medici fragrance formulas in 1966 in the aftermath of a devastating flood. That year torrential rains caused the Arno River to overflow into the city’s historical center engulfing it in muddy water. While sorting... Continue Reading →

Periwinkle Plume

“A lovely lilac soliflore. The scent of lilac blossoms and their verdant foliage in the early morning sun set the stage for the soft and powdery dry-down.” HouseInekeOriginUSAFragranceAfter My Own HeartYear2006NoseIneke RuhlandConcentrationEDPSeasonSpring, Summer, Early AutumnSize/Cost75ml / $125SourceTigerlilyperfumery.comSoundtrackAnd Lilac Too by Phillip Wilkerson, 2014Rating83%

Pure Meadowlands

“…based on the fragrant plant life that sustains butterflies and their habitat. Although perhaps a peculiar starting point to develop a fragrance palette, butterflies have done a remarkable job of curating a wide range of fragrant floral, mint, grass, & herbaceous notes for a perfumer to work with.” HouseEuphorium BrooklynOriginUSA FragranceButterflyYear2017NoseStephen DirkesConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonSpringtime PersonifiedSize/Cost50ml / $180... Continue Reading →

Lilac Personified

THE LILAC (r)EVOLUTION: “Lilas Exquis is a reference to one of the designer’s favorite color and flower. Even if it gives the impression of a delicate harmony, the sensations go crescendo. Lilas Exquis is an unexpected fragrance, playful but above all very surprising, rebel on the head with a green side on the opening which... Continue Reading →

An Apple A Day As They Say

Ave Parfum says of this fragrance: “Destruction and renewal, a fragrance of opposites. Spring rain paints a pastoral picture, vivid watercolor of fields of daffodils reaching towards the sky while waterlogged crannies hold daffodils that are near collapse, their bloated stems prematurely decaying in the soggy soil.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this... Continue Reading →

The Monsillage EDT Collection

“Similar to a movie scenario that sets the tone by recreating a particular atmosphere and giving insight into the characters’ personas, the real-life stories behind each of the Monsillage perfumes are a way to create a bond with the perfumes and enhance the perfume experience. The perfumer finds inspiration in past travels, one-of-a-kind experiences, personal... Continue Reading →

Ineke Deluxe Discovery Collection

LOVELY GIFT PACKAGE: As Discovery Week continues we have a unique set here. “Ineke’s Deluxe Sample Collection contains spray samples of a selection of Ineke’s fragrances from her signature Alphabetical Collection….presented in an elegant box and includes a brochure describing all the fragrances. Each individual 1.5 ml fragrance is housed in a decorative “matchbox” with... Continue Reading →

EP 11: Unlayering

Look what the goddess brought in! Demeter and their fragrance library may seem like a lot in one go, but you are encouraged to try one layer at a time before create your own personal concoctions from many notes. Fly your own flag, mold your own composition. This half-dozen of natural sprays will have you... Continue Reading →

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