L’Homme Sport

Sweet, leather-like citrus notes comprise Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme (Yves Saint Laurent 2014).  This is a powerful, manly, sexy and clean scent.  It’s instensely fresh and more than a bit dapper.  L’Homme is meant for a man who isn’t afraid of making an impression – there’s a great deal of sillage and it lasts for…

Live

Lacoste Live (Lacoste 2014) is sexy, sharp and very masculine.  With woody and herbal notes it has some depth too… Longevity and sillage are moderate.  Notes are listed as: watery notes, green notes, lime, licorice and Guaiac Wood.  Skin Medica Vitamin C & E Complex is much better than I thought it would be…  It’s one…

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta (Bottega Veneta 2011) is a sweet, watery floral bouquet. It’s a bit spicy too.  Actually, it’s quite spicy…  Pink Pepper is very especially detectable at first, and patchouli emerges as a strong note in the drydown. Longevity is weak to moderate and sillage is also weak to moderate (at least on me)….

1932

Named after the year of the first fine jewelry collection for Chanel, Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1932, is the most effervescent, bright floral among the Les Exclusifs de Chanel.  It has all the markings of being a Chanel fragrance but with a particularly sunny disposition.  I almost feel bad reviewing it in the winter actually, it…

L’Origan

In 1905, Francois Coty debuted L’Origan.  It was considered very advanced at that time (this is before the sinking of the Titanic and World War I of course) due to it’s use of synthetic materials. I’m blessed to have found a very old vintage bottle of L’Origan (Coty 1905).  Using it is a treat… It’s…

Tabu

For many years my mother would wake up early on Saturday mornings and travel to a nearby town to visit a good friend of hers.  Although well into her later years of life she was remarkably youthful.  My mother and she (I’ll call her Elizabeth) would pull weeds in the garden or the yard, vacuum, cook,…

Dahlia Noir

Dahlia Noir (Givenchy 2011) is a clean surface of sweet florals that descends into a powdery, “dark” heart.  It’s a pretty scent.  It’s very modern and very pleasing. According to Frangrantica it is touted as a “dangerous” fragrance – a, “…’Fatal Flower’ of unreal and imaginative composition for mysterious and fascinating women.”  But, I’m not sure…

Candy

Cheap, harsh and um…  tacky, are not particularly positive ways to describe a fragrance, but alas, they perfectly suit the smell I emit when I wear Prada Candy. I’m sure some people waft a scent of gourmand, delicious delight when they wear this perfume based on all the raving reviews it receives on Fragrantica, but…

Colonia

I first heard about Acqua Di Parma Colonia (Acqua Di Parma 1916) when I was reading The Celebrity Fragrance Guide.  It was one of Audrey Hepburn’s favorite scents and since I adore Audrey Hepburn I was prompted to give it whirl and buy some. However, after splurging on a blind buy bottle of Acqua Di…

LouLou

LouLou by Cacheral  (Cacheral 1987), intrigues me.  The bottle itself is decidedly unique, and the prominent and unusual use of the Tiare flower in the fragrance is a bit captivating. It has a few of my favorite notes, which include orris root, benzoin, violet, and orange blossom with other notes of vanilla, Chinese cinnamon wood,…