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A sucker. Yep. That’s me. A sucker for the hype train… One way ticket on the Hype Train Express. Hype central. When folks on a certain fragrance forum began discussing Floris 1962, praising it as the second coming of vintage greats, I had to get myself a sample. And upon obtaining one—luckily for me (and perhaps for you, dear reader)—I found…

From the respected brand MDCI comes the magnificent Le Barbier de Tanger, a scent that promises a relaxing journey into the barbershops of Morocco. MDCI is known for artful blends done with high quality ingredients. Le Barbier de Tanger fits the bill and earns a thumbs up from this reviewer. To even begin to describe this fragrance, I have to…

As the weather turns from the beautiful warm summer we’ve enjoyed in Wales this year, and we move towards what I hope will be a gloriously colourful autumn, this week I felt a bit stuck. Mugginess had me stymied. You may have noticed that my fragrance choices are very much dictated by the weather. I’m lucky not to work in…

The latest fragrance from Masque Fragranze, Romanza, is neither easy to describe nor to wear. That doesn’t mean it’s not utterly brilliant, because it is. It features narcissus, but instead of wrapping it in sunshiney beeswax (Ostara) or sweetening it with rose (Lumiere Noire Pour Femme), Romanza plays up all its ugly, bitter facets, resulting in a fragrance that is a real…

So you just completed a perfect shave and your skin is as smooth as your mind is clear. What is a fragrance lover to do? As Aziz Ansari is fond of saying on the television show Parks and Recreation,  “Treat yo self!” Do your skin (and nose) a favor: skip the cheap drugstore aftershaves that have shady-sounding chemicals on the label and instead go for…

Today, we’re looking at a few of the fresher, lighter rose scents out there – L’Ombre Dans L’Eau and Eau Rose by Diptyque, Rose en Noir by Miller Harris, and Elisabethan Rose by Penhaligon’s.   L’Ombre Dans L’Eau by Diptyque In January, 2013, alone in a small niche perfumery in Rome and armed with birthday money, which is free money,…

Why should there be a special post on fragrances for traditional wet shavers? Well, as those who embrace this traditional practice have learned, the process of wet shaving is not merely a daily task, but rather is a meditative ritual that can provide delight and even intellectual stimulation. Everything from scent to sound becomes more acute as the razor is brought to…

From the depths, I have cried out to you, O Lord! Despite the chilling despair of Psalm 130 from which the title De Profundis (“From the Depths”) was taken, and the gloomy death poem that Oncle Serge sent out with it, there is nothing melancholic or funereal about De Profundis the perfume. That’s the problem with back-story in perfume –…

Oh Christmas, oh Christmas – it truly is a very special time of the year. Despite all the commercialism, there is still this magic floating in the air, a relic from your very personal childhood. The silence that covers the snow on a Sunday morning walk, the December-long frenzy of activity that culminates in legendary and often disastrous family events and the breathtaking peace…

Finally, due to popular demand, Creed has released a new version of Windsor that will be included in their permanent collection. Unfortunately for many, distribution is extremely limited at the moment due to exclusivity arrangements. It’s still difficult to obtain samples, but yours truly has managed to obtain a few samples in order to offer impressions for FragranceDaily. I have now thoroughly…

Quinten Questel / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND   Etat Libre d’Orange Afternoon of a Faun: Afternoon of a Faun muscles its way into the green chypre category with an overall vibe halfway between a drenched forest and a bowl full of crushed iris roots. It’s described as an aromatic, spicy scent on Fragrantica, but actually, it comes off as a…

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”. So opens “Endymion” by the master John Keats, a poem that feels a bit clichéd at times, but remains relevant.  A few months ago Serguey Borisov over at Fragrantica did a wonderful review of Endymion, painting a vivid picture of nocturnal conquest and seduction. For him, the fragrance brings to mind…

When I ‘m curios about a perfume I’m doing a kind of research looking for the message but also wondering about the notes and composition. Usually I start trying to find out which is the message that marketing people put behind the scent and then wondering about the key not of the incriminated fragrance So, here we start : let…

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