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A Fig and its Friends: Wild Fig from Scents by Maddy

A wonderfully complex fragrance with many facets to delight a curious nose

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Fragrance Gift Guide

An all-occasion, evergreen list of do’s and don’ts for giving fragrances as gifts

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With this Ring, I Thee Scent: Oscar de la Renta Esprit d’Oscar

This fragrance is a gem you can wear on your finger!

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Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget: Cremo Leather & Oud

Price, performance and packaging will hit the sweet spot for many…

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Solid Fragrance Sampling: Organic Perfume Girl

Opening the tiny box was pure joy…

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A Grown-Up Fruity Floral: Teo Cabanel Julia

I might be working out of season here by taking up Teo Cabanel’s Julia solid perfume in the fall, rather than the spring, but sometimes the nose wants what it wants. I was setting out fragrances to photograph for this week’s blog posts and Instagram posts, but Julia kept calling to me, rather than the […]

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Celebrity(-scented) Skin: Britney Spears Curious

I blame the Barbies and baby dolls of our youth…

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A Legend Solidified: Tauer L’air du Désert Marocain

Andy Tauer is a legend and hero in the perfume community who needs no introduction from me. If you’re somehow not familiar with Andy and his work, have a gander at “The Happy Lonesome Rider,” the interview I did with him for Fragrantica back in 2015. I consider it my best interview and one of […]

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Madagascar Preserved: Velvet and Sweet Pea’s Purrfumery Luminous Lemurs

The Lemur is a very appropriate mascot for this incredible fragrance that celebrates the beauty of Madagascar…

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All That is Autumn: Copper + Copper Mr. Lucky

Both festive and a little bit mysterious…