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Parterre Gardens Amboise

As many perfume lovers can attest, there is value and joy to be found in exploring an entire collection of scents from a fragrance house. It helps give the end consumer a more complete picture of a brand’s concept, a collection’s cohesiveness and/or an individual perfumer’s style and artistry. I find it especially helpful when […]

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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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Derek Lam 10 Crosby A Hold On Me and Love Deluxe

These fragrances deserve more attention than they received upon release…

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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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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 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 […]