• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Fragrance Review: Otto Kern, Noa Noa (1990)

    Summary: A late-80′s, fruitoriental* perfume from mid-70′s, German designer Otto Kern that bears a striking resemblance to the original, unadulterated Colors by Benetton but with a citrus and cassis PUNCH! in the topnotes. Leave a comment below for your chance to win a deluxe travel sample, shipped anywhere in the world, free!  Contest closed 10/18. …

  • Confessions of an Aromaholic: Mandel Bread, Heliotrope and Helen

    Summary: In a burst of energy, Marlen re-visits some of his writing from the original scenteur7 blog (ca. 2006) and offers some of his favorite almond/biscotti aromas including Etro’s and Piver’s Heliotrope fragrances along with the bargain Strenesse, and Roger et Gallet Persian Almond (Amande Persane). Leave a comment below about favorite food-inspired fragrances for …