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Recently, Tom Ford Private Blend released two new oud-based scents and a reworked Oud Wood. We've examined all three, so here's our perspective. 6

Tom Ford Private Blend Oud Wood, Oud Fleur and Tobacco Oud

Posted on December 16, 2013

Recently, Tom Ford Private Blend released two new oud-based scents and a reworked Oud Wood. We’ve examined all three, so here’s our perspective.

In time for the holidays, Bond No 9 has released three unique, creative and appealing fragrances at a variety of price points. 0

Bond No 9′s Trio of releases hits the right notes.

Posted on December 10, 2013

In time for the holidays, Bond No 9 has released three unique, creative and appealing fragrances at a variety of price points.

Camille Henfling's revival of the Von Eusersdorff fragrance heritage has resulted in a creative selection of scents, all worthy of discovery. 0

Von Eusersdorff New York: Rediscovering a fragrant heritage.

Posted on November 22, 2013

Camille Henfling’s revival of the Von Eusersdorff fragrance heritage has resulted in a creative selection of scents, all worthy of discovery.

The Ormonde Jayne Four Corners of the Earth collection is masterfully-crafted and eloquently captures the nuances of their cultural inspirations. 1

Ormonde Jayne: The Four Corners of the Earth collection.

Posted on November 11, 2013

The Ormonde Jayne Four Corners of the Earth collection is masterfully-crafted and eloquently captures the nuances of their cultural inspirations.

Francis Kurkdjian gets high marks for Aqua Vitae's versatility and potential for being a go-to for men seeking a light-yet-interesting scent. 0

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Vitae: Light yet versatile.

Posted on October 22, 2013

Francis Kurkdjian gets high marks for Aqua Vitae’s versatility and potential for being a go-to for men seeking a light-yet-interesting scent.

If you poured every Bond No 9 release from the last two years into one big bucket, mixed and decanted it, the result would be Perfumista Avenue. 0

Style Over Substance: Bond No 9 Perfumista Avenue

Posted on October 21, 2013

If you poured every Bond No 9 release from the last two years into one big bucket, mixed and decanted it, the result would be Perfumista Avenue.

Micallef Aoud has become regarded as a classic and reference standard for oud scents, and an excellent gateway fragrance. 0

Micallef Aoud (2003): Ten years of a classic.

Posted on August 13, 2013

Micallef Aoud has become regarded as a classic and reference standard for oud scents, and an excellent gateway fragrance.

Geza Schoen has developed a masterful work that commands us to take notice, and gs03 defines a floral musk that is both enticing and sensual. 0

gs03 for Biehl Parfumkunstwerke: Redefining the floral musk.

Posted on August 13, 2013

Geza Schoen has developed a masterful work that commands us to take notice, and gs03 defines a floral musk that is both enticing and sensual.

Francis Kurkdjian's brief for Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male was to highlight notes that were more subliminal in Le Male, not reformulate the classic. 1

Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male (Review): Pablum for the masses.

Posted on August 13, 2013

Francis Kurkdjian’s brief for Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Beau Male was to highlight notes that were more subliminal in Le Male, not reformulate the classic.