Category Archives: Fougère

Alpha Male – Review: Parfums de Nicolai New York

By Tara You may be aware that New York is the fragrance Luca Turin tells us in Perfumes: The Guide that he wore for a decade. It’s an eau de toilette aimed at men that was launched in 1989 and … Continue reading

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The Ballerina, The Maharaja and The Tailor – Reviews: Iris Prima, Vaara and Sartorial By Penhaligon’s

By Tara Established in 1870, Penhaligon’s is a quintessentially English fragrance house. I am fond of their witty, English eccentric style and they have made some interesting choices regarding their perfumes in the last few years. Admirably, they have managed … Continue reading

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Lavender Licorice Lament – Review: Hermès Hermessence Brin de Réglisse

I have found an Hermessence I don’t like. I didn’t think that would ever happen and I’m not sure why it did. Lavender and licorice – nothing wrong with those notes, is there? I like lavender (Kiki, A Taste Of … Continue reading

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Vero Profumo – Review: The Eaux de Parfums And Conclusions

Vero Profumo offers three extraits, Onda, Rubj and Kiki that I have reviewed in the past weeks, in addition, in 2010, perfumer Vero Kern released three Eau de Parfum versions of the perfumes. They are not just lower concentrations, but completely reworked … Continue reading

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Paris, je t’aime – Review: Vero Profumo Kiki Extrait de Parfum

The third sister in Vero Kern’s amazing trio, is Kiki, the intellectual one. Onda and Rubj are very introverted and very extroverted respectively, Kiki occupies the middle ground. She is the brain of the operations, she is level-headed, sensible, but … Continue reading

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