The Freshest Vanilla: Diptyque Eau Duelle EDT

I guess you could say that I'm a vanilla lover. I'm not necessarily crazy about straight up, vanilla-extract-in-a-bottle scents, but I love what vanilla does to other notes in a fragrance composition. Some of my favorite fragrances are heavy on vanilla- like the rich, balsalmic vanilla found in Mugler's Alien Essence Absolue, or the spicy,... Continue Reading →

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Your Skin but Better: Bruno Acampora Musc

I discovered Musc by Italian perfumer Bruno Acampora by accident.  It was one of those "wild cards" that I threw into a large sample order.  I was intrigued because YouTuber Katie Puckrik (come back to us, Katie!) said that it was her favorite perfume at the time- that it was a sexy, lived-in musk that... 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 →

My Top 6 Summer Gourmands!

The phrase "Summer Gourmand" may seem like an oxymoron- but this ride or die gourmie has been able to find plenty of satisfyingly yummy gourmands to get me through the summer heat. The secret is gourmand notes that are sweet without being sticky, paired with fresh, light notes like mint, fresh fruit, or green/medicinal accords.... Continue Reading →

Review: Angel Eau De Toilette

Probably everything that can ever be said about Angel EDP by Thierry Mugler has already been said at this point. Everything from "this smells like the pheromones of aphrodite herself- plus it cleared my skin and saved my marriage!" to "smells like nasty B.O. and rotten fruit, and also it killed my family. " You... Continue Reading →

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