Beaufort by 4

“BeauFort London is a line of fragrances inspired by elements of British history, both real and imagined. With scents that are heavily influenced by stories of the sea, trade, and war. Guided by a preoccupation with the darker elements of British history, BeauFort London works with accomplished perfumers to create fragrances that are bold and... Continue Reading →

Sylvan Grace

NOW, DON'T MOVE A MUSCLE!: "A celebration of the sensuality of physical endeavour. This scent transforms the smells of the mechanic’s pit - oil and rubber, fuel, hot skin – into something magnetic and muscular. With a smoky, brooding aspect, it is made for those who like to walk on the wild side." Click Play,... Continue Reading →

Meo Fusciuni Four Ways

“Born from the definition of artistic perfume as olfactory memory, Meo Fusciuni blend fragrances that recall moments of life lived, in a unique and exciting collection, the olfactory vision of a modern and nomad artist. Today Meo Fusciuni is an Italian independent brand, where the planning got boundaries in research of olfactory memory, yesterday nomad... Continue Reading →

Tobacco: Smoky, Soft, Sweet

DRIED, SMOKED, HONEY-DRENCHED. Well, well, well. Take an extended drag while scrolling through with us and this full house of fragrances! As a non-smoker I cannot truly vouch for the pleasures that are sought in the world of tobacco, however I think I’ve searched and found several wide uses and interpretations in the world of... Continue Reading →

Vanillelixir

VANILLA RIPPLES: “A richly dark, complex shared Vanilla with woody undertones and a smokey bourbon back”….”An exotic, intoxicatingly sensual Vanilla sun scent party for the skin.” I'll drink to that! Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseOK Fine FragrancesOriginUSAFragrancesVBO + VROYear2019-20NoseSteven DeMercadoConcentrationEDP (15% perfume)GenderUSeasonA Warm-UpSize/Cost1oz/$95Source/LinkOK Fine Fragrances + PerfumologySoundtrackVanilla Crush by Thomas... Continue Reading →

Similar Spirits, Not The Same

About Noir Tropical: “Seductive but not suffocating, its trace lingers on the skin for a long time, revealing the characteristics of its nature: herbal, aromatic and gently gourmand. A vanilla scent that is naturally elegant, vital and passionate. The rum and the almond give it an original personality with no compromises. Vanilla is the femme... Continue Reading →

Go For The Gold

WHY'S IT GOTTA BE YELLOW?: "A study around Patchouli alcohol and Ambroxan, enriched with Norlimbanol, Davana, Labdanum, a safe Moss reconstruction from Firmenich and a whisper of Cumin." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HousePerfume.SucksOriginSwitzerlandFragranceYellow (130C)Year2018NoseAndreas WilhelmConcentrationEDPGenderUSeasonAutumnal (Winter + Early Spring Defrost)Size/Cost52ml/$79Source/LinkPerfume.SucksSoundtrackAmber Decay by Kangding Ray, 2014Rating98%

Herbal Be-Bop

LA LA L'INSOUMIS: “L’Insoumis reinvents the most masculine of fragrance: a timeless and refined fougere, which blend aromatic freshness with the subtle potency of ambery woods. For a charismatic, elegant, authentic and modern-day adventurer, who doesn’t follow trends: he creates them.” Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseLaliqueOriginFranceFragranceL'InsoumisYear2016NoseFabrice PellegrinConcentrationEDTGenderM/USeasonSpring/Summer/Early AutumnSize/Cost100ml/$129Source/LinkSo Avant GardeSoundtrackMasculine... Continue Reading →

Aye Aye Matey

KEEP IT NATURAL: “A recreation of the explosion of scents in the hold of a pirate vessel: from the caramelized sweetness of Rum and Spices, to the enriched timber. A gourmand; a tantalizing, hypnotic, oriental potion for irresistible attraction.” So much better to wear this than to swab the deck! Click Play, to hear my... Continue Reading →

La Isla Lima

"You like the woody, smoky and spicy scent of Cuba perfume and you want to escape all year round, returning from your travels or prolonging the dream. This perfume of travel makes discover or recover the emblematic scents of Cuba with warm notes, high colors." Click Play, to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseFiilit... Continue Reading →

Naomi Goodsir Discovery Sampling Set

What a cool packet, visually and in terms of its thoughtful contents. Do not spill a drop as this one includes some bright ideas on perfumery. “Exceptional fragrances concocted with Renaud Coutaudier, represent a natural extension of Naomi’s notable universe.” Click Play to hear my thoughts on this one. HouseNaomi GoodsirOriginUSAFragrancesBois D'Ascese, Cuir Velours, Or... Continue Reading →

EP 85: The Seducer

LITHELIXIR: This one took me by surprise. And the first I've reviewed out of the Czech Republic. They describe it as "This is a perfume that you do not choose, the perfume chooses you!" And to a large extent, that may be quite true. But make no mistake this is a powerful extract that takes... Continue Reading →

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