"AVA LUXE is the collection of perfumes created by Serena Ava Franco. Serena lives in urban downtown San Diego California and draws inspiration from pop culture, music, art, the mystical and dreams."
Snooping around the Internet for new and fabulo
Sweet Oriental Dreams to be exact.
Notes: Moroccan rose, loukhoum (honey, rose water, sugar, fruit, jam, nuts), almonds, vanilla
Sniffing the juice in the vial, I can smell the roses. Once on, however, there's a strong cherry-almond smell coup
Maitre Perfumeur et Gantier
Eau de Camelia Chinois
Notes: exotic fruits, grapefruit, banana, bergamot, camellia tea leaves, basil, fir, musk, sandalwood
Ok, so for someone who claims to hate floral scents, I can sure think of several I like. Th
I've heard lots of things about Tom Ford Black Orchid, not a lot of them good, so I've been a bit intimidated to actually apply the stuff to my skin to give it a thorough review. Back in November, I sniffed some on a piece of card at Saks in NY, and
I'm trying to turn my husband into a Pefumeo, and I'm not sure it's working. Last fall, I managed to convince him to write a few words (he is a writer) about some men's fragrances for a column on my other blog. I'm reprinting it here, as I'd like h
Notes: Mysore sandalwood, musk, orchids, Tahitian vanilla bean
The opening note is definitely vanilla, but it has a taint of Windex to it
Notes: pomegranate, cassis, peach, violet, ylang ylang, Ghanan cacao, Bulgarian blond to
Roses et Chocolat
Notes: pink pepper, nutmeg, mace, turkish rose, rose Maroc, may rose, cocoa absolute, benzoin, amber
Roses et Chocolat opens with a dry chocolate scent, like that of an ancient chocolate bar, forgotten and left to
Bryant Park is the latest fragrance from New York-based perfumer Bond No. 9.
It was created by perfumer Michel Almairac, and is described as "a rose-patchouli concoction with pink pepper added for dissonance."
Notes: rose, patchouli, pink pe
Comme des Garcons Series 7 Sweet
Notes: bergamot, grapefruit, black chocolate, cardamom, fennel, coriander, black pepper, chilli, absolute cocoa
Comme des Garcons was established in 1973 by Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo. Their fashions are r
The Different Company
Notes: osmanthus fragrans (China), leaf green, bergamot, orange, tangerine, rose, rose bay, castoreum, hay, musk
I love the smell of the Henri Bendel Osmanthus candles sold at Bath and Body Works, an intoxicatin
Parfums de Nicolai
Fig Tea Eau Fraiche
Notes: fig, osmanthus, davana, tea
This eau fraiche opens with a very sweet, overripe fig and a cup of green tea. There's also a vague apricot scent lingering in the background, from the osmanthus, and a v
Notes: pink pepper, lychee, rose, violet, iris, sandalwood, musk
Nuit d'Amour means "night of love" in French, and this fragrance doesn't seem to be an accurate representation of the image evoked by the phrase. I would exp
Roses and berries seem like an ideal scent combination, especially a true fresh rose with a juicy tart raspberry. Sad to say, I have not yet found this particular combo, at least not untainted by a powdery iris that I feel takes some of the limelight