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October 2007



Sniffapalooza Fall Ball

Wednesday, 31 October 2007 8:45 A GMT-05
I spent a self-imposed shorter amount of time at the Fall Ball than I did at my introductory Sniffa experience in the spring.  I brought my DH along for the ride and didn't want to overwhelm him with too much perfumery at one time.  He
Category: Everything Else

Amber Precieux

Monday, 29 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I used to think I liked amber fragrances until I encountered a bunch of stinkers.  The ones that have the powdery drydown that reminds me of old ladies and scented toilet paper.  I figured Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier's Amber Precieux wo
Category: Reviews

Bond No. 9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Him and for Her

Friday, 26 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Saks Fifth Avenue for HerNotes: jasmine, tuberose, gardenia, vetiver, vanillaThis is not your grandmother’s gardenia perfume!  The first of two fragrances commissioned by venerable New York fashion institution Saks Fifth Avenue, Bond No. 9
Category: Reviews

Mint and Roses?

Wednesday, 24 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Montale Roses MuskNotes: roses, musk, mintParisian perfume house Montale, famous for their use of oudh (agar,aloeswood) in perfumery, also has a regular perfume line, Roses Musk is one of their newest, and still in limited availability in the U.S.Thi
Category: Reviews

Sniff, Sniff

Monday, 22 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I've just spent the weekend at the Sniffapalooza Fall ball!  Highlights to come....
Category: Everything Else

A Musky Clone

Friday, 19 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I love Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur.  I love the spicy overtones of clove and cinnamon and the almost-leathery quality of the lavender.  I have been lucky enough to be gifted with a generous amount by a Make Up Alley swapper.  Lucky, b
Category: Reviews

L'Atelier Boheme Helianthe

Wednesday, 17 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: green notes, pear, exotic flowers, ylang ylang, sunflower, sandalwood
Category: Reviews

Cologne a la Russe

Monday, 15 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
I received a sample of Cologne a la Russe from Beautyhabit with a recent purchase.  Upon trying this scent by Institute Tres Bien, I was immediately transported to my childhood.  On cleaning days, we'd use lemon-scented Pledge on our wo
Category: Reviews

Horsing Around

Friday, 12 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Cruelly funny and very talented artist "14" of Gallery of the Absurd offers a more appropriate name and ad campaign for Sarah Jessica Parker's new fragrance.Although SJP is a very likable person and I have nothing against her, I have to
Category: Everything Else

Il Profumo Chocolat Amere

Wednesday, 10 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: galbanum, nutmeg, ginger, flowers, cocoa, sandalwood, incenseSuch an odd scent this one is!  All at once I smell the cocoa and a zingy fresh ginger and floral-y notes.  The sweet spice of galbanum is th
Category: Reviews

L'Atelier Boheme Fil de Soie

Monday, 8 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: basil, sage, cedar, patchouli, sandalwood, leatherFar sweeter than one might think
Category: Reviews

Equistrius by Parfum d'Empire

Friday, 5 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: orris, violet, rice powder, chocolate, ambrette, sandalwood, vetiver, grey amberYet another new iris fragrance - why has orris become such a popular note recently?  I'm happy to say that Equistrius isn't another dry boring
Category: Reviews

Cristiano Fissore Rapsodia in Blu

Wednesday, 3 October 2007 2:59 P GMT-05
Note: lemon, bergamot, rosemary, petitgrain, mugweed, jasmine, lily of the valley, cedarwood, white muskStrongly bergamot with lemon at the beginning  
Category: Reviews

Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline

Monday, 1 October 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: cardamom, coriander, cumin, frankincense, pepper, smoked wood, oud, leather, precious woods, musk, amber, moss, patchouli
Category: Reviews