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Solid Fragrance Sampling: Arbore Perfume Atelier

“Beast mode” notes made wearable by nature and the solid format…

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Solid Fragrance Sampling: The French Garden Collection plus limited editions from Parterre Gardens

Mystery is part of the allure, and a perfumer is allowed to have secrets…

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Swipes: Mélange Perfume Amber, Chocolate & Tuberose

A brand for which solids are a pillar and blending scents is by design!

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New review format ‘Swipes’ & review of Dinosaur Toes No. 6

A new abbreviated-format review of this cheerful ray of sunshine

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Solid Perfume Sampling: Midnight Gypsy Alchemy

Some of the most exciting things are happening in natural perfume…

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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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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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A Light and Tender Heart from Garden Botanika

One of those fragrances I feel like my “sophisticated” nose should have moved beyond, and then I can’t stop sniffing my wrist…

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The Beauty that Begins as Beast: Cartier Carat

Apply accordingly for the impact you want this scent to make