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Is Hummer really a "bummer?"

It’s interesting how some fairly good scents can get a bad reputation, at least among the online crowd, rather quickly.  And the opposite can happen as well; for example, I can’t understand the interest in Timbuktu, other than because it was “hyped” early in the online niche craze of several years ago (and got an excellent review by Luca Turin in his “Perfumes” book).  1,014 more words

Fragrance Reviews.

Memories in a bottle: How a fragrance influences our existence.

What would we be without our sense of smell? We would find it hard to eat, to know where there is danger or recognize our mate.   371 more words

French Perfume

Calvin Kleins "one" Review 

This is one of Calvin Klein’s latest Eau de toilette’s, Calvin Klein “One”. The bottle comes in this carboard box with the details on it is quite plain but very sophisticated in the way that there is not a lot on the box however the packaging looks brilliant. 143 more words

Fragrance Reviews

Overview: Le Jardin Retrouvé

Le Jardin Retrouve’s scents fill me with glee in ways a perfume ought to. They laconically reflect where and when they’re from. Without a forceful element or being too cerebral; they’re plainly delightful scents, and read as if they were created from the heart from one who wishes to explore unknown places yet link them to tender memories. 644 more words


Is it time to take L'Air du Desert Marocain off of its pedestal?

One could argue that there are a ridiculous number of niche scents at this point (after all, how many releases are very similar to older ones, even in the niche world?), yet certain scents seem to be considered “must try” ones, at least in the minds of many online fragrance commenters/reviewers.  1,855 more words

Fragrance Reviews.

Thoughts on some "super-cheapo" compositions.

A few months back, I purchased two 100 ml bottles, one being Arno Sorel’s Magman at about $5.50 and the other being Club Intense by Sergio Tacchini for about $10 (at ScentedMonkey – I have no affiliation with them).  1,451 more words

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