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?
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
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
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