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Terre d'Hermes Eau de Parfum is among Hermes' most popular scents, rich in detail, minimal in nature, and a hallmark of Jean-Claude Ellena's work. 5

Terre d’Hermes Eau de Parfum: An icon for an icon by an icon.

Posted on June 6, 2012

Terre d’Hermes Eau de Parfum is among Hermes’ most popular scents, rich in detail, minimal in nature, and a hallmark of Jean-Claude Ellena’s work.

Generally, my Cheap Thrills pick will be a fragrance I like. This week, I review something that isn't a personal favorite: Mambo by Liz Claiborne. 0

Cheap Thrills: Liz Claiborne Mambo for Men

Posted on April 30, 2012

Generally, my Cheap Thrills pick will be a fragrance I like. This week, I review something that isn’t a personal favorite: Mambo by Liz Claiborne.

Creed Royal Oud comes fashionably late to the party, so it's time to explore what it offers that makes it both noteworthy and Creed-worthy. 2

Review: Creed Royal Oud – Fashionably late to the party.

Posted on April 13, 2012

Creed Royal Oud comes fashionably late to the party, so it’s time to explore what it offers that makes it both noteworthy and Creed-worthy.

For this week’s Cheap Thrills, I’ve chosen Tsar by Van Cleef and Arpels, and in doing so there are a few reasons behind it. Foremost, […] 0

Cheap Thrills: Tsar by Van Cleef and Arpels

Posted on March 19, 2012

For this week’s Cheap Thrills, I’ve chosen Tsar by Van Cleef and Arpels, and in doing so there are a few reasons behind it. Foremost, […]

I should mention from the top that I dislike the marketing implications of “intense” in a product name. It suggests an “ordinary version” and, provided […] 0

Gucci Guilty Intense Pour Homme (Review)

Posted on October 20, 2011

I should mention from the top that I dislike the marketing implications of “intense” in a product name. It suggests an “ordinary version” and, provided […]

Le Labo is a rarity among niche perfumers seeking to differentiate themselves from the crowd, something they do quite well and in several ways. One […] 1

Le Labo Vetiver 46 (Review): If perfume were art…

Posted on October 11, 2011

Le Labo is a rarity among niche perfumers seeking to differentiate themselves from the crowd, something they do quite well and in several ways. One […]

I often wonder  whether the marketing types at Bond No 9 haven’t gone a bit far afield at times in their quest for the hip & […] 0

Bond No 9 New York Cooper Square: Review/Impressions

Posted on September 13, 2011

I often wonder  whether the marketing types at Bond No 9 haven’t gone a bit far afield at times in their quest for the hip & […]

One of the little secrets behind many warmer, fall/winter/spring fragrances, is a note called amber. Naturally occurring ambergris is the product of a whale and […] 0

Tom Ford Private Blend Amber Absolute: High Mass, distilled.

Posted on September 12, 2011

One of the little secrets behind many warmer, fall/winter/spring fragrances, is a note called amber. Naturally occurring ambergris is the product of a whale and […]

Every so often, those who write prolifically about fragrances will mostly agree on a particular fragrance as ‘the reference standard’ for capturing the essence of […] 1

Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque: Review

Posted on September 6, 2011

Every so often, those who write prolifically about fragrances will mostly agree on a particular fragrance as ‘the reference standard’ for capturing the essence of […]