Posts Tagged: vetiver

Cedar cheaps

Cedar cheaps: Chopard Noble Cedar, Zara For Him Cedarwood, Nobile 1942 Cedro Atlas

Lately I’ve been on a cedar craving. Basically I know what I want: a more light-hearted and easy-going Feminité du Bois, which I guess is Bois de Violette. Or at least a substitute for the lamented Gucci Rush for men. Trying

Cedar cheaps

Cedar cheaps: Chopard Noble Cedar, Zara For Him Cedarwood, Nobile 1942 Cedro Atlas

Lately I’ve been on a cedar craving. Basically I know what I want: a more light-hearted and easy-going Feminité du Bois, which I guess is Bois de Violette. Or at least a substitute for the lamented Gucci Rush for men. Trying

Citrus paradisi

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Czech and Speake Citrus Paradisi, a citrus for the haters

Citrus Paradisi is one of my oldest discoveries in the niche perfume safari and I recently bought a full bottle of it, probably the only citrus scent that I own. Or is it actually a citrus scent? Read my take

Citrus paradisi

Memory of Scent for Fragrance Daily: Czech and Speake Citrus Paradisi, a citrus for the haters

Citrus Paradisi is one of my oldest discoveries in the niche perfume safari and I recently bought a full bottle of it, probably the only citrus scent that I own. Or is it actually a citrus scent? Read my take

Prince 3121 perfume

Prince 3121: girls and boys, tuberose and vetiver, flowers and rubber

I have nothing to add to what has already been said about the life and passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. What made him great is undeniable. The mere fact that he played the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums at a

Prince 3121 perfume

Prince 3121: girls and boys, tuberose and vetiver, flowers and rubber

I have nothing to add to what has already been said about the life and passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. What made him great is undeniable. The mere fact that he played the guitar, bass, keyboards and drums at a

Eau Sauvage Vintage Johnny Depp

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage: Percy Savage and the unbearable lightness of publicity

Lately I have noticed a steady increase in the circulation my post on Eau Sauvage Parfum is getting. And I couldn’t help but think this is just because people are searching on the internet for news of the new release, Dior

Eau Sauvage Vintage Johnny Depp

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage: Percy Savage and the unbearable lightness of publicity

Lately I have noticed a steady increase in the circulation my post on Eau Sauvage Parfum is getting. And I couldn’t help but think this is just because people are searching on the internet for news of the new release, Dior

Gruau_1

L’Atelier Bohème Rhizomes, Kaféïne and Immortelle: jolis parfums, parfums français

One of the most important changes in my life during the past year was having to communicate in French. I started learning French when I was eight, in a private elementary school and I continued studying it until I was

Gruau_1

L’Atelier Bohème Rhizomes, Kaféïne and Immortelle: jolis parfums, parfums français

One of the most important changes in my life during the past year was having to communicate in French. I started learning French when I was eight, in a private elementary school and I continued studying it until I was

Min Scent Stories 1

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 1 : Long Board, Momento, The Botanist, Shaman, Moon Dust and Dahab

Min New York kindly offered me a set of samples of their new olfactory project, Scent Stories, s series of 11 perfumes available through their site and for registered members of the Min club only. This is Volume 1 which will

Min Scent Stories 1

MiN New York Scent Stories Volume 1, part 1 : Long Board, Momento, The Botanist, Shaman, Moon Dust and Dahab

Min New York kindly offered me a set of samples of their new olfactory project, Scent Stories, s series of 11 perfumes available through their site and for registered members of the Min club only. This is Volume 1 which will

Vetiver des Sables

Parfums Montale Vetiver des Sables and the Scent of Summer, 2014 edition

My brief holidays in Greece have come to an end and they have left this strange aftertaste. For the first time in my life I experienced Athens and Greece as a tourist. I do not mean that I felt a

Vetiver des Sables

Parfums Montale Vetiver des Sables and the Scent of Summer, 2014 edition

My brief holidays in Greece have come to an end and they have left this strange aftertaste. For the first time in my life I experienced Athens and Greece as a tourist. I do not mean that I felt a

Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum: scent as memory

When I first read news of an upcoming Eau Sauvage Parfum release a few years ago I felt childishly excited. Eau Sauvage in its original form is one of the few cologne type fragrances that I call ‘perfume’. Citrus, vetiver

Eau Sauvage Parfum

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum: scent as memory

When I first read news of an upcoming Eau Sauvage Parfum release a few years ago I felt childishly excited. Eau Sauvage in its original form is one of the few cologne type fragrances that I call ‘perfume’. Citrus, vetiver

Zaha-Hadid-Designs-Donna-Karan-Perfume-Bottle

DK Woman edp: “Mom, you smell like a man…!”

image from becauseiamfabulous.com A fragrance created for women, by women, to celebrate the inspirational, multifaceted women among us: sensual and nurturing mothers, wives, lovers, and friends. A woman is not one thing or another, but everything all at once. Whatever

Zaha-Hadid-Designs-Donna-Karan-Perfume-Bottle

DK Woman edp: “Mom, you smell like a man…!”

image from becauseiamfabulous.com A fragrance created for women, by women, to celebrate the inspirational, multifaceted women among us: sensual and nurturing mothers, wives, lovers, and friends. A woman is not one thing or another, but everything all at once. Whatever

EAU DYNAMISANTE

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

EAU DYNAMISANTE

Clarins Eau Dynamisante: as much a perfume as not

For the past three months I have been living in a tunnel. At the end of the tunnel is a decision that I am looking forward to. I know that at some point I will see the end but there

John Varvatos Artisan Black

John Varvatos Artisan Black: neroli redemption

Artisan Black is a scent I have wanted to try for a long time but was not available at shops in Athens (my friend Nikos tells me that it has just been introduced in the market though). The original Artisan

John Varvatos Artisan Black

John Varvatos Artisan Black: neroli redemption

Artisan Black is a scent I have wanted to try for a long time but was not available at shops in Athens (my friend Nikos tells me that it has just been introduced in the market though). The original Artisan

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

Aromatics Elixir Perfumer’s Reserve: the Portrait of a Lady

Nobody forgets the first time they smell Aromatics Elixir. The perfume released in 1971 was a marketing breakthrough for a company specialising in minimal, antiseptic, utilitarian cosmetics. It approached perfume from a completely different direction than one would have expected

Jo Loves Pink Vetiver

Jo Loves Pink Vetiver: Handsome in pink

I love the way Jo Malone uses her Jo Loves label to throw curveballs all over the perfume world. Pink Vetiver’s name predisposes for a feminine, even girly interpretation of the classic masculine note. And the opening fullfills this promise. Momentarily.

Jo Loves Pink Vetiver

Jo Loves Pink Vetiver: Handsome in pink

I love the way Jo Malone uses her Jo Loves label to throw curveballs all over the perfume world. Pink Vetiver’s name predisposes for a feminine, even girly interpretation of the classic masculine note. And the opening fullfills this promise. Momentarily.

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Sheer elegance starts from the packaging

New Divine Release: L’Homme Infini

Divine is one of my favourite perfume houses and I make it a point to spread the word. I have almost emptied my bottle of L’Homme de Coeur and I am waiting for the right moment to get a bottle of L‘Être

Sheer elegance starts from the packaging

New Divine Release: L’Homme Infini

Divine is one of my favourite perfume houses and I make it a point to spread the word. I have almost emptied my bottle of L’Homme de Coeur and I am waiting for the right moment to get a bottle of L‘Être

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

Image of Technique Indiscrete beautiful, minimal shop in Antwerp from their official blog

Technique Indiscrete sampling

I promised Portia that I would come back with my brief impressions of the rest of the line and here they are! Santa Subita is a powerful patchouli. It focuses on the balmy, resinous aspects with a light camphorous note.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Parfums M.Micallef

New Micallef releases: orientalism at its best

Back in my first days of incessant sample buying I came across Parfums M.Micallef, a luxury perfume and beauty brand founded by Martina Micallef and Geoffrey Nejman. Micallef creations although created in France, in Grasse, by a French perfumer and

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae

Sampling at Karpenis

Testing at high altitude 3

Back to Athens tomorrow… I will love to be back home but I will miss the cool breeze of the mountains, the humming of ancestral scenery speaking words I have never heard before but always make sense. Red Aoud, Montae