Perfume Review & Musings Archives

Coeur Joie by Nina Ricci {Ask Marie-Helene}

 I'm hoping you can help me learn more about Nina Ricci's Coeur Joie. I think it was very important before 1960. My friend is trying to find it, or something very much like it, for his wife's birthday. It is her all-time...

Etro Dianthus (2006) {Perfume Review & Musings}

 Dianthus, borrowing its name from the Latin scientific term for carnation, is the latest perfume by Italian fashion house Etro. As with many Etro fragrances, the perfume bears a simple and elegant signature. There are no chichis here, the style...

Billet Doux by Fragonard {Perfume Review & Musings}

 Billet Doux (Love Letter/Note) is the latest release by Fragonard, to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the perfume house. It is a re-edition and an adaptation of an original fragrance from the 1950s from the house's catalogue. The name...

Perfume Review & Musings: Secrète Afrique by Estéban

The latest release by the French niche perfume house Estéban is an olfactory pean sung to Africa and is called Secrète Afrique (Secret Africa). The perfume is available in eau de toilette concentration only together with ancillary products devoted...