A True Flower Bomb: Chloe Narcisse

90's powerhouse Narcisse by Chloe distinguishes itself from the brands rather tame modern offerings. I've always been kind of indifferent to the wildly popular soapy-musky-fruity rose that is (modern) Chloe by Chloe. It's perfectly pleasant but ends up being a bit bland, so I've never felt the need to own it. Imagine my surprise when... Continue Reading →

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Blandly Literal: Jil Sander Sun

I've been intrigued by Jil Sander Sun for a while now. It's one of those classic 90's scents that still has a cult following, and it frequently comes up on "cheapie but goodie" fragrance lists. I've always been drawn to scents that are made to smell like skin- clean skin, dirty skin, or, in this... Continue Reading →

The Price Superiority Complex

Anyone who's spent enough time in a fragrance hobby knows just how expensive a single bottle can get. Oh, how naive I was when my awareness of fragrances was limited to the selections at Ulta- where a $100 Chanel was the most exorbitantly expensive fragrance option. Now, I don't even bat an eye at $200... Continue Reading →

Bargain Fragrances: Tea Rose ($10!)

This is for all you rose lovers out there. Tea Rose by Perfumers Workshop is a classic "cheapie but goodie." Long lasting, potent, and incredibly naturalistic - if you want that smell of a bouquet of fresh, pink roses, then Tea Rose is your scent. Now, a "tea rose" is actually just a type of... Continue Reading →

Vintage Finds: Guerlain L’Heure Bleue

Recently, I hit the estate sale jackpot and found two huge splash bottles of vintage Guerlain L'heure Bleue. The classic Guerlain bottles are simply stunning. Most of their modern ones are, too, but these just have that vintage elegance that goes so perfectly with the scent inside. The bottle with the heart shaped stopper is... Continue Reading →

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