Tag Archives: Parfum d’Empire

Evergreen – Review: Parfum d’Empire Corsica Furiosa

By Tara Released earlier this year, Corsica Furiosa was the first new launch from Parfum d’Empire since 2012’s Musc Tonkin. Perfumer Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has based the fragrance on an overdose of the natural material, lentisque (or mastic resin), using it in the form of oil, absolute and extract. The resin is obtained from an evergreen shrub, Pistacia lentiscus, which is native to Corticchiato’s picturesque homeland, the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Notes for Corsica Furiosa include lentiscus (mastic) oil, nepita (a local variety of wild mint), lentiscus absolute, … Continue reading

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Monday Question – Do You Have A Favourite Skin Scent?

By Tara Do you have a fragrance that smells like “your skin but better”? Is there a cosy, close-wearing perfume you turn to when you want something subtle? What do you think makes a good skin scent? Or are you … Continue reading

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A Smaller Empire – Review: Parfum d’Empire Cuir Ottoman

Leather – I have to say, I love it. That is fairly new for me and therefore I’m still somewhat  amazed at the fact. I had good experiences with the Parfum d’Empire line, so to try their leather scent was a must. … Continue reading

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My Kingdom For This Horse! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Equistrius

I wanted to re-post this review, since Equistrius made a major comeback in my perfume-wearing habits. Over the summer I completely neglected this gem in my collection, because it somehow did not work at all, but now that temperatures are down again, I’m once more reveling in its … Continue reading

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The Entire Tree – Review: Parfum d’Empire Azemour Les Orangers

Azemour les Orangers is the newest release by Parfum d’Empire. I’ve been eagerly waiting to try it and dear Tara came through and sent me her sample. Purportedly a real chypre, Azemour is called after a region in Morocco, where … Continue reading

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Challenges – Review: Parfum d’Empire Aziyadé And Fougère Bengale

Parfum d’Empire is a line where I have found many perfumes to love. It is well-edited, it offers something for everyone, but not everything can be right for me. These two, Aziyadé and Fougère Bengale present challenges to me. I … Continue reading

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“I have nothing to say and I’m saying it!” – Mini-Reviews

I usually review mostly perfumes I like, that move me somehow, or that compell me to try them again and again, even if I don’t love them. Then there are also reviews now and then about perfumes I hate, most … Continue reading

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Wow, Wazamba!!! – Review: Parfum d’Empire Wazamba

I wanted to wait with the review of Wazamba until fall, when its incense and spice glory would be more season-appropriate, but I cannot hold back, I’ll remind you in October, okay? Wazamba, a 2009 release by Parfum d’Empire founder and perfumer … Continue reading

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A Question Of Sanity – Review: Parfum d’Empire Yuzu Fou

The journey through the empires that Marc-Antoine Corticchiato creates olfactory equivalents of, in his line Parfum d’Empire, goes on today to modern Japan. Urban nature in the 21st century is what Yuzu Fou wants to communicate. The journey continues, because … Continue reading

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So What Do I Conquer Next? – Review: Parfum d’Empire Eau de Gloire

Eau de Gloire was the first perfume launched by Parfum d’Empire and it is an hommage to Napoleon Bonaparte. He was fond of cologne and is said to have used several bottles a day to drench himself from head to … Continue reading

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