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Lalique - Encre Noire A L'Extreme

Hype is a dangerous thing. It can make you do inexplicable things like dropping $600 for a total blind-buy because a blogger called it “niche quality”, and I’ve been guilty (on more than one occasion) of doing exactly just that. 597 more words

Fragrance Reviews

Thierry Mugler - Angel Muse

Being a certified, platinum-card holding #MuglerCircle member (I’m still waiting for my framed certificate, Mugler), the release of Angel Muse had me hyped. I mean, the vetiver (!) and hazelnut cream accord (!!!) is a combo made in heaven and I’m surprised so few designer houses have capitalized on the concept of gourmand vetivers in mainstream releases. 474 more words

Fragrance Reviews

A case of anti-"cheapo"snobbery?

Recently on Basenotes.net, someone created a thread to ask for “blind buy” advice:

“Royal Oud and Reflection Man are two very different scents, but each has a cedar/sandalwood base that is almost creamy and lightly sweet. 1,177 more words

The Basics.

Red's Ultimate Fragrance Blogroll Post

The time has come to do something useful in this life.  And at this very moment, I am struck by the need for somebody to create a simple travel guide to the world of fragrance.   1,080 more words


Perfume Review: Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense

Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense
Launched in 2014

For my readers who follow on a regular basis, you know that white florals are my weakness. 332 more words

Perfume Review

Sniff of the Week: Talbots Eau de Parfum

As I get back into fragrance, I’m starting to do what I used to always do – meaning sniff the juice at every opportunity.  So when my wife dropped into… 1,036 more words


A Warm Base Note

As the happy gift wrap fell to its knees and I got the first glimpse of the glamorous red beauty it held, I was truly speechless. 196 more words