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Bulgari Omnia: a modern classic

Let’s kick off the new year with a review of a modern classic.

Bulgari Omnia gets mentioned a lot on perfume boards. I bought some years ago, a cheap blind buy, didn’t get excited about it, and tossed it in my drawer of Bottles without Boxes I Don’t Much Give A Damn About.

There’s . . . → Read More: Bulgari Omnia: a modern classic

C’est une pipe

Sådanne is knee-meltingly good.

If you’ve ever smelled any Slumberhouse scents you’re going to find traces of several in this new one. There’s the hay of Sova (oh god why didn’t I buy a bottle when I could), the cranberry sour of Zahd (without the actual smoky cranberry essence Josh Lobb used in that limited-edition . . . → Read More: C’est une pipe

Liking bad stuff

I’ve been craving fairly bad perfumes. Not things formulated to smell bad, but just, cheap, possibly cheerful perfumes.

Perhaps it’s the late summer heat, perhaps it’s being tired and dispirited so much of the time (this is always a tough time of year and this year is perhaps the worst); perhaps it’s knowing that my . . . → Read More: Liking bad stuff

The pleasures of sweat

Am I the only one who doesn’t use perfume to fight the heat? Of course, I can talk – this is the mildest summer I’ve had in a decade of living on this godforsaken island, with very little real heat to complain about.

But even in the swelteringest summer, I complain about still air as . . . → Read More: The pleasures of sweat

Obligatory Beach Perfume Post

I think what’s special about the smell at the beach is dead things. Sorry, not particularly romantic in a perfume blog, but it’s true. The sun-cooked, salt-pickled smell of seaweed that has washed up on the beach is heaven to me, and the smell of a real oceanic beach, with its sand and rocks, would . . . → Read More: Obligatory Beach Perfume Post

Merry Candy Perfume Wedding

Today the Candy Perfume Boy, well-known perfume reviewer and the fellow who made me fall in love with all fumes Mugler, is getting married.

After weeks, perhaps months of speculation, Thomas revealed that his wedding fragrance is .mito by vero profumo. So in honor of his wedding, I’m wearing .mito today and decided to review . . . → Read More: Merry Candy Perfume Wedding