Category Archives: Sonoma Scent Studio

People In Perfumeland – Laurie Erickson Of Sonoma Scent Studio

That I really like Sonoma Scent Studio is witnessed by the many reviews here on the blog. I like quite a few things about SSS and the woman behind it, Californian perfumer Laurie Erickson: she is not afraid to use … Continue reading

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When Every Leaf Is A Flower – My Top Perfume Picks For Fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus I love the fall season. That is a relatively recent development though. In previous, unenlightened (read: pre-perfumania) times, I didn’t particularly care for the sadness of nature’s involution, … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Amouage, Dior, Dior La Collection Privée, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Gourmand, Guerlain, Honey, Lancome, Leather, Musk, Oriental, Ormonde Jayne, Patchouli, Puredistance, Sonoma Scent Studio, Woods | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 59 Comments

More Like Me – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Lieu de Reves

I really like rose-violet scents. Their powdery, ultra-feminine accord, so reminiscent of cosmetics (and God knows I love those as well), is very attractive to me and I find their soft, pinkish aura very comforting and inviting. Lieu de Rêves, … Continue reading

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Two Women – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Jour Ensoleillé

I am glad this beautiful perfume comes along at a time in my Perfumista career, when I can really appreciate it. Half indolic white floral, half oakmossy chypre, Jour Ensoleillé sounds scary and would have sent me running not too … Continue reading

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The Good Old Days Are Here Again – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie

For some time now, I have debated with myself whether to go down the vintage road to heartbreak or not. I feel the need to expand my fragrant knowledge and smelling tiny samples of vintage classics is a necessary part … Continue reading

Posted in Chypre, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Jasmine, Mimosa, Rose, Sonoma Scent Studio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

A Fragrant Vacation – Mini Reviews

We are staying in the cottage for the week. A vacation from daily drudgery and routines. No work, no Kindergarten, no important stuff. No perfume? Ha, inconceivable. No, don’t worry, where I go, there will always be perfume. I assembled … Continue reading

Posted in Amber, Armani Privé, By Kilian, Carner Barcelona, Chanel, Chypre, Dior, Floral, Fragrance Reviews, Frederic Malle, Fruity, Gourmand, Green, Guerlain, Jasmine, L'Artisan Parfumeur, Lavender, Mona di Orio, Ormonde Jayne, Parfumerie Generale, Parfums MDCI, Ramblings, Roja Dove, Sonoma Scent Studio, Spicy, Tom Ford, Vanilla, Vero Profumo, Woods | Tagged , , | 38 Comments

Space For The Spirit – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure

Incense, for any Catholic, is first and foremost associated with a church service (Comme des Garcons Avignon or Heeley Cardinal). But that is not the only possible incarnation of the note, some incense pefumes do not evoke holy halls, but … Continue reading

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Little House On The Prairie – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Sienna Musc

Laurie Erickson makes an extraordinary number of perfumes to feel at home in. Cuddly, soft, cozy and warm. Evoking crackling fires, cashmere shawls, downy beds and sleep-ins. Conjuring brisk walks in the woods, endless fields of grass or late afternoon … Continue reading

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In My Grandfather’s Den – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea

I have an ambivalent relationship with the tobacco note. Real tobacco makes me sick. My grandfather used to smoke a lot, cigarettes as well as a pipe. I loved him dearly and miss him to this day, but the aura … Continue reading

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Indian Summer – Review: Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois

The lovely Dee of Beauty on the Outside sent me a sample of Champagne de Bois a very long time ago, shame on me that I never got around to properly wearing it until recently, when To Dream by the same perfumer, … Continue reading

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