Baptême du Feu

This reminds me a little of Papillon Artisan Salome, and actually the other Papillon Artisan perfumes I’ve also tried. The gingerbread and castoreum notes work together to create a feeling of a sort of…well…erotic bakery in the winter?  Haha.  And, that’s not a bad smell at all.  The opposite. …And, no, I don’t know for…

Douce Amere

It opens with a prickly, green and woody floral bouquet and warms to bring a sweet, sensual glow.  Douce Amere ( Serge Lutens 2002) is almost subtle but in actuality very distinct. I purchased a sample because I was trying to discover what absinthe might smell like in perfume.  Douce Amere is Serge Luten’s absinthe fragrance…