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March 2007



Excitement!

Friday, 30 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Tomorrow morning I'm taking a train to NY to attend my first Sniffapalooza event!  I am very excited, and I know I will have a great time meeting fellow fragrance enthusiasts and sniffing new perfumes.  And I'll be buying stuff too
Category: Everything Else

Tea for....Three?

Thursday, 29 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Bulgari Au Thé RougeNotes: pink pepper, orange, bergamot, red tea accord, fig pulp, walnut, muskWhen I first smelled this on a paper strip at Sephora, I thought it was like being splashed with a glass of the world's best iced tea. On skin,
Category: Reviews

Changing Seasons

Wednesday, 28 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
FendiTheorema Esprit d'EteNotes: California tangelo, Thai shamouti, jasmine, osmanthus, Afghan spices, cinnamon, pink pepper, cream, amber, macassar, Mysore sandalwood, gaiac wood, muskThe Lite Beer version of Fendi Theorema, one of my favorite c
Category: Reviews

Azurée Soleil

Tuesday, 27 March 2007 8:41 A GMT-05
Tom Ford's Azurée body oil was a huge success when it was released last year; people rhapsodized about it being summer in a bottle.  This April, its fans (and everyone else who didn't get a chance to grab a bottle while it was ava
Category: Reviews

Memoirs of a Geisha

Monday, 26 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
The Aroma M line was created with the Japanese sensibility in mind. Or so says the marketing info. It also says that the Geisha perfumes and perfume oils are made with quality essential oils and no synthetics. Unfortunately, anything that comes in pe
Category: Reviews

Modern Fairy Tales?

Friday, 23 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
With the success of sweet, sunshiny apple fragrances like Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue, other designers have jumped on the bandwagon and come out with similar scents. 2006's Nina, by Nina Ricci is one of them. Notes: lime caipirinha, Ca
Category: Reviews

Menard L'eau de Kasaneka

Thursday, 22 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: hamanasu (Japanese Rose), basil, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, bergamot, orange, carnation, heliotrope, jasmine, ambrette seed, sandalwood, vetiver, cedar, vanilla, musk
Category: Reviews

Comme des Garcons Guerilla Series

Tuesday, 20 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Guerilla 2 Notes: bergamot, pink pepper, ginger, red pepper, curcuma, raspberry, tuberose, vetyver, cedarwood, musk  Guerilla 1Notes: pear, saffron, cloves, flower of champaca, black pepper, ve
Category: Reviews

Montale Crystal Flowers

Monday, 19 March 2007 7:44 A GMT-05
Notes: roses from the Dades Valley, Italian mandarins, lily of the valley, white musk, ambergris, Oriental flowers
Category: Reviews

Must de Cartier

Friday, 16 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Cartier Must de Cartier Notes: green mandarin, neroli, galbanum, rose, daffodil, jasmine, vetiver, musk, tonka bean, vanilla When I was in high school, my family took a trip to New York City. Even 25 years ago, one of Dad's must-see places was t
Category: Reviews

Aquolina Blue Sugar

Thursday, 15 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: Bergamot, Tangerine Leaves, Star Anise, Ginger, Licorice, Patchouli Leaves, Lavender, Heliotrope, Coriander, Caramel, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Tonka Bean.
Category: Reviews

Rose Recap

Wednesday, 14 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
If you've been a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that I am searching for my holy grail of rose fragrances.  I've amassed a nice collection of samples over the past several
Category: Everything Else

MAC MV3

Tuesday, 13 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: bergamot, jasmine, vetiver, vanilla, leather, amber crystals, tolu balsam wood Vanilla leather, a bit synthetic, rubbery, earthy vetiver, sweet
Category: Reviews

Youth Dew Amber Nude

Monday, 12 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude fresh tea, grapefruit, bare skin accord, magnolia, ginger, black rose, red carnation, jasmine, ylang-ylang, patchouli, amber, vetiver, dark chocolate The original Youth Dew came out in 1953, a powerful scent in
Category: Reviews

Tea for Two

Friday, 9 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
My very first acquisition after discovering niche fragrances last year was L'Artisan Parfumer's Tea for Two. It was love at first sniff. I remember opening my package of samples from Luckysce
Category: Reviews

Vanilla

Thursday, 8 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Jill Stuart Vanilla Lust Notes: Madagascar vanilla, coconut milk, neroli essence, caramel, tiare flower, sandalwood Lea Lea St Barth Notes: musc, vanilla, almond
Category: Reviews

Betsey Johnson Parfum

Wednesday, 7 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Whimsical/wacky fashion designer Betsey Johnson, known for costuming Edie Sedgwick in Ciao! Manhattan, and turning cartwheels at the end of her fashion shows, brought out her Parfum in 2006. Notes: grapefruit, tangerine, blackcurrant, pear, fr
Category: Reviews

Insensical

Monday, 5 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Etro Messe de Minuit Notes: orange, bergamot, tangerine, labdanum, incense, myrrh, cinnamon, patchouli, amber, honey, musk With a name that translates to "Midnight Mass," I expected Messe de Minuit to smell like church. Instead, it smells like
Category: Reviews

A Week of Roses

Friday, 2 March 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I've been testing rose fragrances for the past couple of months, and I'm starting to find some favorites
Category: Everything Else