Mata Hari (Histoires de Parfums 2001) begins with an herbal, sultry fizziness… It’s soft, seductive, powdery and very sensual. This is the sort of scent meant to be worn by a vixen. It’s perfectly befitting of its inspiration… Spicy. Sweet… Musk, sandalwood, rose and violet. This is a true beauty that is far from ordinary. TopContinue reading “1876 Mata Hari (Repost)”
This spicy green carnation is a… bit wild. It’s the sort of scent you encounter while walking innocently outside through someone’s garden path. It hits you and suddenly you feel affected by fragrance. I can almost smell some sort of ozonic tinge to this as well… And perhaps a tuberose? However, it is appropriate andContinue reading “Garofano (Carnation) (Repost)”
Notte Romana (Bosari 1870 1939) is one of the prettiest Bosari fragrances I’ve sampled yet… The white lily is lush, blossoming and marshmallow sweet, as are the other accompanying florals. And while this is listed as acquatic and ozonic on Fragrantica it’s also very vintage and so frothy with its sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean andContinue reading “Notte Romana (Repost)”
Lily-of-the-Valley (Bosari 1870 unknown) starts gummy and fruity with a note of thick jasmine. Then a sublime lily-of-the-valley emerges – intensely authentic, bold and opulent. These scents by Bosari are indeed a treat to experience one by one and each is done impeccably.
Rosa Thea (Bosari 1870 unknown) is a very pretty tea rose with possible hints of jasmine, lily, and green notes. I believe I detect a warm and soothing sandalwood and vetiver into the drydown and ylang ylang throughout. But despite the other hints (my guesses) this is a very definite rose.
Gummy, fruity, sensual velvety notes makes Black Orchid (Tom Ford 2006) a rich, super sweet, oriental powerhouse. While not a powerhouse in a 1980’s, constant bordering on olfactory overload sort of way, it certainly comes close… A persistent balsam and sugar coated vanilla are the finishing touches on a rich, decadent swirl of chocolate sprinkledContinue reading “Black Orchid (Repost)”
L’ Absolu ( Narcisco Rodriguez 2015) opens with a sharp tuberose and jasmine. They are assertive and elegant. Then a sassy musk colors all the notes with a sort of 80’s retro, chic opulence. L’ Absolu is slightly sweet and into the drydown the amber is warm, luxurious and very bold in a refined, andContinue reading “For Her L’Absolu (Repost)”
Fresh, intoxicating and glamorous, Volupté (Oscar de la Renta 1992) is brimming with a beautiful excitement. A captivating combination of bright melon florals, with a particularly intriguing carnation and narcissus sweetly sing while amber, patchouli,sandalwood and incense are hauntingly lovely. This is a fragrance that is almost painfully pretty from start to finish… Nose: Sophia Grojsman. TopContinue reading “Volupté (Repost)”
Grapefruit, tangerine and peach jump off the skin and mix in creamy sweetness. Babylon Sunset (4160 Tuesdays) opens with drama and continues into a complex, lovely fruity floral with a perfect touch of honey, a little musk and a bit of vanilla. Top notes: grapefruit, tangerine and peach. Middle notes are rose, jasmine, sandalwood and honey. BaseContinue reading “Babylon Sunset (Repost)”
It opens with a bright, slightly sweet, citrus fruitiness (Atelier Cologne 2015) that is refreshing, and uplifting, but in a way that is almost otherworldly. It reminds me of the way the air smells in the winter, on a truly cold morning – frozen and fresh but with an added glamour and dazzle. Then, intoContinue reading “Sud Magnolia (Repost)”