PERFUME REVIEWS - PERFUME HOUSES A to H {Index}

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Our Mission Statement:

We believe perfume is not a frivolous endeavour. It has meaning, just like fashion, beauty and art. We have a synesthetic approach to fragrances, in particular we are a strongly visual blog.

Fragrance offers wellness and quality-of-life benefits shown by science. For instance, did you know that your skin can literally smell sandalwood, which helps repair itself?

Did you also know that wearing a rose perfume is like wearing beautifying makeup? It makes you be perceived as more beautiful.

But best of all perhaps, perfume helps you connect, think, remember, and express yourself in daily life. It's one of the most democratic art forms.

Enjoy!

Some Blog Guidelines:

Below is our index to fragrance reviews. Please note that there are hundreds more, shalle we call them, snippet reviews throughout the site. They might be found in the column Perfume Lists; mentioned as comparative review notes to a main, in-depth perfume review, or in a new fragrance announcement - or still, found in the category Scented Thoughts.

You can look up a perfume by using our search box in the right hand corner of the blog, in case you don't see a fragrance featured in the index. The seach function retrieves 10 pages maximum each time, but you can always play dig deeper with key words.

For example: while there is no formal review of Mitsouko by Guerlain, it is reviewed in short form numerous times, as we followed the evolution of its formulation and "flankerization" over the years.

We think that a blog is a particularly apt medium for hot-off-the-wire news, trend tracking - even trend setting sometimes - but that it also needs some free-form and jazzy improvization for it to remain a blog - and not a classic press medium. This explains the organic aspect of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Scented Discoveries!

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Hall-Of-Fame Reviews

Musk Hall of Fame

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Acqua di Parma

Magnolia Nobile (2009)
Colonia Assoluta (2003)
Colonia (1916)

Aerin Beauty

Tuberose Le Soir (2017)

Tuberose Le Jour (2017)

Tangier Vanille (2016)

Mediterranean Honeysuckle (2016)
Iris Meadow (2014)
Waterlily Sun (2014)

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Strip (2007)
Rose Passion Massage Oil (2007)
Agent Provocateur (2000)

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Alchemy Works

Kyphi Oil


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Ambre et Diamant Noir (2000)

American Beauty

Beloved Red Roses (2009)

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Lyric for Man (2008)

Lyric for Woman (2008)
Reflection Pour Femme (2007)
Reflection Pour Homme (2007)


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Ensoleille-Moi (2006)


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Hyacinths and A Mechanic (2007) - The Journey Bottle Project
Lonestar Memories (2006)
Rêverie Au Jardin (2007)

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Nuit & Confidences (2017)

Tenue de Soirée (2016)

Songes (2006)

Rose Pompon (2016)

Le Muguet (2001/2012)
Mon Parfum Chéri par Camille (2011)
Ninfeo Mio (2010)
Un Matin d'Orage (2009)
Musc Nomade (2008)
Ambre Fétiche (2007/2008)
Myrrhe Ardente (2007/2008)
Encens Flamboyant (2007/2008)

Aquolina

Pink Sugar (2003)

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Acqua di Gioia (2010)
Acqua di Gioia (2010): Take 2, The Lifestyle Fragrance Review
Idole d'Armani (2009)
Armani Code Pour Femme (2006)
Emporio Armani Diamonds (2007)

Atelier Cologne

Rose Anonyme (2013)

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Musk - Musc

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Little Sequin Dress (2017)

Far Away Gold (2014)
Night Magic Evening Musk (ca.1980)
Outspoken by Fergie (2010)
Bond Girl 007 (2008)
Flower & Petal - Part 1 (2008) (2 mother & daughter perfumes)
Flower & Petal - Part 2 (2008)

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Azzaro pour Homme (1978)

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B. Balenciaga (2014)
Rosabotanica (2014)
Balenciaga Paris (2010)
Ho Hang
La Fuite des Heures (1949)
Quadrille

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Extatic Gold Musk (2016)

Extatic (2014)

Ambre Gris (2008)

La Môme (2007)
Balmain (1998)
Vent Vert (1945/1990)

Barbara Orbison

Pretty Woman (2010)

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Sun-Ripened Raspberry (1996/2016)

Warm Vanilla Sugar (2007)

Japanese Cherry Blossom (2007)

Twilight Woods (2009)

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Intimately For Him (2006)
Intimately Beckham Night Men (2007/2008)
Intimately Beckham Night Women (2007/2008)

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Crescent Row:

• Laugh With Me LeeLee

There's Something About Sofia

My Place Or Yours Gina (2009)



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Betsey Johnson (2006)

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Beyoncé

Rise (2014)

Heat (2010)

Bill Blass

Nude (1990 / 2011)

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Bio' Rêve

Sensuelle (2008)

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Bobbi Brown

Almost Bare (2008)

Bodycology

Pure White Gardenia ~ Gardénia Blanc Eclatant


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Bond no9

Saks-en-Rose (2010)

Union Square (2008

Saks Fifth Avenue For Her (2007)

Saks Fifth Avenue For Him (2007)

Bryant Park (2007)

Coney Island (2007)

Fire Island (2006)

West Side (2006)


Borsari 1870

Rosa Thea

Violetta di Parma (1870)

Violetta Di Parma (1870) (in a nutshell)

Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum (2011)


Boucheron

Quatre (2015)
Trouble (2004)

Bourbon French Parfums

Jasmine

Britney Spears

Circus Fantasy (2009)

Bruno Acampora

Blu (1974)

Bulgari

Splendida Rose Rose (2017

Eau Parfumée au Thé Noir Eau de Cologne (2015)

Eau Parfumée au Thé Bleu (2015)

Omnia Paraiba (2015 [US] - 2016 [EU])

Omnia Crystalline (2005)

Aqua Divina (2015)

Mon Jasmin Noir (2011)

Bvlgari MAN (2010) - "Masculine Charisma"

Rose Essentielle (2005)

Burt's Bees

Burt's Bees Cologne (2007)

By Kilian

Love & Tears, Surrender (2010)

Incense Oud (2011)

Rose Oud (2010)

Prelude To Love, Invitation (2008)

• Love: Les Ingénues (2007)
Beyond Love: Les Ingénues (2007)

Burberry

My Burberry Black (2016)
My Burberry (2014)
Burberry Body (2011)

Burberry Sport for Women and Men (2010)

Byredo

Velvet Haze (2017)

Bibliothèque (2017)

Bal d'Afrique (2009)

Baudelaire (2009)

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Catch Me... (2012)

Anaïs Anaïs (1978)

Liberté (2007)

Amor Pour Homme (2006)

Calvin Klein

CK 2 (2016)

Obsession (1985) (in article on amber)

Man (2007)

CK IN2U for Her (2007)
CK IN2U for Him (2007)

Carol's Daughter

Mary J. Blige My Life (2010)

Carolina Herrera

212 Sexy for Women (2004)

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Caron

Tubéreuse (2003)

Le Troisième Homme (1985)

Les Plus Belles Lavandes de Caron (2008)
Royal Bain de Champagne (1923)
Montaigne Eau de Parfum (2007)
Montaigne Eau de Toilette (1986-87)
Aimez-Moi (1996) (+ comparison with N'Aimez Que Moi)
Fleurs de Rocaille (1933)


Cartier

L'Envol (2016)

Eau de Cartier Eau de Parfum (2016)

Must Gold (2015)

Déclaration L'Eau (2014)

Déclaration (1999)

So Pretty (1995)

Les Heures du Parfum L'Heure Convoitée (English Version) (2011)

Les Heures du Parfum L'Heure Convoitée (French Version) (2011)

Carven

Carven, L'Eau de Toilette (2014)

Carven, Le Parfum (2013)

Caswell-Massey

Dr. Hunter's Rosewater & Glycerine Hand Creme

Caudalie

Parfum Divin (2014)

Chanel

Gabrielle Chanel (2017)

No. 5 L'Eau eau de toilette review

Boy (2016)

No. 5 L'Eau advertising campaign

Misia (2015)

Les Extraits: 1932; Coco Noir; Jersey; Beige (2014)

Bois des Îles (1926)

1932 (2013)

Coco Noir (2012)

Coco Noir Post-Scriptum (2012)

Bleu de Chanel (2010)

Chanel Eau de Cologne (2007) (English Version)

Chanel Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne (2007) (Version française)

Chance Eau Tendre (2010)

Cristalle Eau Verte (2009)

Les Exclusifs: Overview 1
Les Exclusifs: Overview 2
Sycomore (2008)
31, Rue Cambon (2007)
Bel Respiro (2007)
No 18 (2007)
28 La Pausa
(2007)

Charriol

Imperial Saphir (2012)

Château de Versailles

MA Sillage de la Reine (2006) (Marie-Antoinette)

Chloé

Love, Chloé Eau Florale (2013)

Néroli Eau de Fleurs (2010)

Capucine Eau de Fleurs (2010)

Chloé Eau de Parfum Intense (2009)

Chloé Eau de Parfum (2008)

Chopard

Cascade (2009)

Christina Aguilera

Inspire (2008)


Clean

Showerfresh

Clinique

Aromatics in White (2014)

Beyond Rose (2014) (Middle-East Exclusive; limited-edition in France)

Wrappings (1990)

Aromatics Elixir The Perfumer's Reserve (2011) - Limited Edition

Aromatics Elixir Sheer Velvet
(2006)

Coach

Signature Summer 2012

Comme Des Garçons

Concrete (2017)

Black Pepper (2016)

Pharrell Williams GIRL (2014)

Daphne Guinness Daphne (2009)

Stephen Jones EDP (2008)

H & M Limited Edition (2008)

Sweet Series: Nomad Tea (2005)
Red Series: Rose
(2001)

Compagnie de Provence

Anis Patchouli (2011)

Encens Lavande (2009)


Comptoir Sud Pacifique

Amour de Cacao (1993)
Cristal de Musc (1986)

Vanille Citrus (2006)

Coty, Inc.

Love 2 Love x Walmart Fresh Rose + Peach (2014)

Love 2 Love x Walmart Orange Blossom + White Musk (2014)

Love 2 Love x Walmart Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa (2014)

Love 2 Love x Walmart Freesia + Violet Petals (2014)

Vanilla Musk (1994)

L'Origan - Poem-Review (1905)

Creed

Acqua Originale Asian Green Tea (2014)

Aventus (2010)

Love In Black (2008)

Virgin Island Water (2007)
Spring Flower (1951)
Orange Spice
(1950)



Crown Perfumery

Ess Bouquet

Maréchale 90

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Dana Beauty

Tabu Rose (2015)

Chantilly Eau de Cologne (1941/2000)

Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel (2006)

Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

Wild Honeysuckle (spring 2007)

Tamarind Paprika (Holiday 2007)

Des Filles A La Vanille

Garçon Manqué

Desperate Housewives

Forbidden Fruit (2006)

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane (2011)

Diesel

Loverdose Red Kiss (2015)

Dior

Dior Homme Sport, the 2017 Reformulation (2017)

Mitzah (2010)

j'adore Eau Lumière (2016)

J'adore (1999)

Diorissimo (1956 / 2009)

Poison Girl (2016)

Sauvage (2015)

Gris Montaigne (2013)
Addict Eau Délice (2013)
Escale à Parati (2012)
Escale aux Marquises (2010)
Escale à Pondichéry (2009)
Escale à Portofino (2008)
Midnight Poison (2007)
Eau Sauvage (1966)
Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir (2007)
Fahrenheit 32 (2007)
Diorissimo (1956)

Diptyque

L'Ombre dans l'Eau (1983)

Eau de Lavande Eau Florale (2014)

Geranium Odorata Eau Florale (2014)

Volutes (2012)

Eau Rose (2012)

34 Boulevard Saint Germain (2011)

Vétyvério (2010)

Jardin Clos (2003)

DKNY

My NY (2014)

Be Delicious City Blossom Rooftop Peony, Urban Violet & Empire Apple (2014)

PureDKNY (2010)

Dita Von Teese

Erotique (2013)

Dolce & Gabbana

The One Eau de Toilette (2017)

Dolce (2014)

The One Desire (2013)

Rose The One (2009)

The One for Men (2008)

Donna Karan

Delicious Night (2007)

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Durance

Fleur de Cachemire ~ Cashmere Flower (2014)

Eau d'Italie Le Sirénuse

Baume du Doge (2008)

Magnolia Romana (2008)
Bois d'Ombrie (2006)
Paestum Rose (2006)
Sienne l'Hiver
(2006)

Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier

Love & Luck for Women (2008)

Love & Luck for Men (2008)

Ed Hardy for Men (2008)
Ed Hardy for Women
(2008)

Editions de Parfums - Frédéric Malle

Sale Gosse (2017)

ALBER ELBAZ PAR FREDERIC MALLE Superstitious (2017)

Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle (2013)

Portrait of a Lady (2010)

Géranium pour Monsieur (2009)

En Passant (2000)

Dans Tes Bras (2008)
Carnal Flower
Iris Poudre (2000)
Musc Ravageur Eau de Parfum
Musc Ravageur Oil

Elie Saab

Elie Saab Le Parfum (2011)

Elizabeth Arden

Green Tea Camellia (2011)

Pretty (2009)

Elizabeth Taylor

Violet Eyes (2010)

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Vetiver
Lilac
Neroli & Chamomile
Leaves
Magnolia


Elsha

1776

Escada

Born in Paradise (2014)

Cherry in the Air (2013)


Esteban

Belle au Parfum de Oud (2012)

Passion Brésil (2007)
Secrète Afrique (2006)
Sensuelle Russie (2006)
Tonka
(2006)

Estée Lauder

Modern Muse Chic (2014)

Modern Muse (2013)

Wood Mystique (2011)

Sensuous Noir (2010)

Private Collection Jasmine White Moss (2009)

Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang (2008)

Sensuous (2008)
Pure White Linen Light Breeze (2008)
Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent (2008)
Pleasures Delight (2007)
Tom Ford Azurée Soleil Eau Fraiche/Skinscent (2007)
Private Collection (1973)
Tuberose Gardenia Private Collection (EDP) (2007)
Youth-Dew
(Blue Bottle 2008 re-edition)

Etat Libre d'Orange

Overview

Like This, Tilda Swinton (2010)

Tom of Finland (2008)

Noël au Balcon (2007)
Rossy de Palma Eau de Protection (2007)
Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow (2007)
Encens et Bubblegum (2006)
Sécrétions Magnifiques (2006)
Vierges et Toreros
(2006/2007)

Etro

Messe de Minuit (1994/2009-reformulation)

Man Rose (2017)
Dianthus (2006)

Excelsis Fine Fragrances

The Pope's Cologne

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Fendi

L'Acquarossa (2013)

Fergie

Outspoken (2010)

Ferre

Eau de Cologne Ferrè Bergamotto Marino (2005)

Floris of London

Malmaison

Night Scented Jasmine (2006)


Fragonard

Fragonard

Caresse (1929/2008)

Billet Doux (2006 re-edition)

Frapin

Nevermore (2014)

L'Humaniste (2009)

Terre de Sarment (2007)
Caravelle Epicée (2007)
Passion Boisée (2007)
Esprit de Fleurs
(2007)

Fresh

Cannabis Rose (2008)

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Gap

Lavender Tea No. 362 (2007)
Coconut Tuberose No. 821
Mandarin Jasmine No. 094
Velvet Bloom No. 695
Washed Cotton No. 784
White Amber No. 541

Gemey

H pour Homme Titanium (1999)

Georges Stahl Parfums

Elle d'Elissa (2007)

Giorgio Beverly Hills

Giorgio Glam (2016)

Givenchy

EauDemoiselle (2010)

Harvest 2008: Ange et Démon Jasmin Sambac, Amarige Ylang Ylang, Very Irrésistible Rosa Damascena, Organza Fleur d'Oranger

Le De (1957-2007)
Vetyver
(1959-2007)

Gobin-Daudé

Sous Le Buis (Under The Boxwood) (2002)

Grès

Ambre de Cabochard (2007)

Cabaret (2002)


Gucci

Bamboo (2015)
Gucci Oud (2014)
Première (2013)

Gucci Guilty for Men (2011)

Gucci Guilty for Women (2010)

Gucci by Gucci Sport pour Homme (2010)
Gucci by Gucci (2007)
Gucci Eau de Parfum (2002)
Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
Gucci Pour Homme II
(2007)


Guerlain

Idylle Eau de Toilette (2010)

Terracotta Le Parfum (2014)

Jardins de Bagatelle, the reformulated version ca. 2014 (1983)

Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca (2013)

Aqua Allegoria Lys Soleia (2012)

Shalimar Parfum Initial L'Eau (2012)

Shalimar Parfum Initial (2011)

Vétiver pour Elle (2007)

Cologne du Parfumeur (2010)

Flora Nymphea (2010)

Idylle - Part 1 (2009)

Idylle - Part 2 (2009)

Aqua Allegoria Tiaré-Mimosa & Cherry Blossom (2009)

Le Muguet - limited edition (2009)

La Petite Robe Noire (2009)

Jasmin (1924/1928)

Laurier-Réglisse (2008)

Figue-Iris (2008)

Cruel Gardenia Limited Edition (2008)

Vol de Nuit Evasion (2008) (LE)

Spiritueuse Double Vanille Limited Edition (2007)

L'Instant Magic (2007)

Insolence (2006)

Jardins de Bagatelle

Lights of Champs-Elysées (2006)

Mayotte (2006)

Mahora (2001)

Mitsouko (1919 followed by reformulations)

Pamplelune (1998)

Sous Le Vent (2006 re-edition)

Terracotta Voile d'Eté (1999)

Terracotta Voile d'Eté (1999) (Version Française)

Eau de Cologne Impériale (1850s)

Jicky (1889) - Jicky and Gender

Après L'Ondée (1906)


Guess

Guess by Marciano (2008)

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Halle Berry

Exotic Jasmine (2013)

Hampton Sun

Privet Bloom (edp) (2007)

Hanae Mori

Magical Moon (2006)

Harney & Sons (Tea)

Peach Ginger Twist
Valentine's Blend
(2008)

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Wanted (2009)

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Hermès

Twilly d'Hermès (2017)

Eau des Merveilles Bleue (2017)

Galop d'Hermès (2016)

Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche (2014)

Eau de Néroli Doré (2016)

Le Jardin de Monsieur Li (2015)

Jour d'Hermès Gardénia (2015)

Jour d'Hermès (2012)

Rose Amazone (2014)

Eau de Mandarine Ambrée (2013)

Eau de Narcisse Bleu (2013)

L'Ambre des Merveilles (2012)

Un Jardin sur le Toit (2011)

Eau Claire des Merveilles (2010)

Voyage d'Hermès (2010)

Eau d'Hermès (1951)

Kelly Calèche Eau de Parfum (2009)

Vanille Galante - Part 1 (Hermessence Collection) (2009)

Vanille Galante - Part 2 (2009)

Un Jardin Après La Mousson (2008)

Brin de Réglisse (Hermessence Collection) (2007)

Poivre Samarcande (Hermessence Collection) (2004)

Rocabar (1998)

Hilary Duff

With Love (2006)

Histoires de Parfums

Petroleum (2011)

Moulin Rouge 1889 (2009)

1740, Le Marquis de Sade
Noir Patchouli

Houbigant

Quelques Fleurs L'Original (1912 / 2009)

HSH Prince Nicolo Boncompagni Ludovisi

L'Aurora (2009)

Humiecki & Graef

Skarb - Part 1 (2007)
Skarb
- Part 2 (2007)

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