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Neroli, man. What’s up with that?

At some point in the last five years I decided I didn’t really care for neroli. I think I had smelled too many soapy orange flowers and neroli was one of those ingredients I learned to steer clear of. I have no problem with white flowers (though I am careful with tuberose); it just wasn’t… . . . → Read More: Neroli, man. What’s up with that?

Notes from a Sniffapalooza: Spring 2013

Rock star perfumer Roja Dove at Bergdorf Goodman

I know there are a few of my readers who long to go to a Sniffapalooza but haven’t been yet (or weren’t able to go to this one). So here’s a quick writeup of just what occurs to me about the Sniffapalooza we just had, for . . . → Read More: Notes from a Sniffapalooza: Spring 2013

Diary – First takes on my latest samples

Some first-off impressions of the latest samples I’ve got my grabby hands on. In some cases the perfume isn’t new, just new to me.

Roja Dove’s Unspoken – this is a femme fatale jasmine, no? If you can’t take sweet, rich jasmine (not really indolic, this is masterfully held back from the edge of stinky, . . . → Read More: Diary – First takes on my latest samples

Drive-bys

What has the Unseen Censer been up to, you might wonder?

STUFF, says the Unseen Censer.

Still and all, I’m still progressing through a variety of samples, so here’s some thoughts, drive-by style, of things I’m not planning to write a fuller review of:

Comme des Garcons 2 – I must not be paying close . . . → Read More: Drive-bys