• Fragrance Review: Courreges, Empreinte (1970)

    Summary: This is the third time I’m hanging out with the 70′s chypre, Empreinte, a fragrance whose list of notes alone should make us mortal enemies. Find out why I’m not a hater and why sometimes the third time’s a charm. Leave a comment about a similar fragrance experience or any of the Courreges line …

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  • 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2: For S/He Who Has Everything

    Summary: I’ve been so quiet this year and have hardly mentioned all of the great finds I’ve come across on my day-to-day fragrant quests. I previously noted five great perfumers who offer great gift sets. In this post I discuss four fragrances from Davidoff, Azzaro, and Acqua di Parma. a Davidoff, Hot Water & Azarro, …

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  • Fragrance Review: Mauboussin, M Generation (2010)

    Summary: A little known gem, M Generation by Mauboussin was the house’s 2nd men’s release, a rapturous, airy incense aroma built around dry (iris and pepper), sweet (jasmine and labdanum), and spicy (cinnamon and ginger) accords. Leave a comment below about M Generation or Mauboussin for your chance to win a deluxe travel sample, shipped …

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  • Confessions of an Aromaholic: A Tale of Two Perry’s (Ellis)

    Summary: Marlen compares the original men’s Perry Ellis (1985) with the Anniversary Edition (2005) and finds one to be smokier while the other is greener, bordering on aquatic by comparison. Leave a comment below about your Perry Ellis fragrance experiences for a chance to win samples of both original men’s Perry Ellis and the Anniversary …

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