Category Archives: Oriental fragrances

Rock And Roll Mad Men (Parfum d’Empire Wazamba Review)

About 15 years ago I used to work right across the street from Penn Station in Manhattan. It was one of the least chic neighborhoods in the entire city but it had its own unique pleasures, chief amongst them all … Continue reading

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It’s Complicated (EnVoyage Zelda Review)

“I think, quite frankly, that the world simply does not care for the complicated girls, the ones who seem too dark, too deep, too vibrant, too opinionated, the ones who are so intriguing that new men fall in love with … Continue reading

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Les Nereides Oriental Lumpur Perfume Review

There is a story in my family that when my mother was in high school, she won a scholarship based on not false but mistaken pretenses and faulty translation.  Her maiden name was two syllables featuring staccato vowels.  This was … Continue reading

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Vintage Houbigant Raffinee Perfume Review

I’m not a huge vintage fragrance fan, probably because they really are much stronger than modern fragrances and Lyme disease gives me migraines when confronted with sillage monsters.  However, I’ve been dipping my toes into those waters lately, partly to … Continue reading

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Ava Luxe Bois Exotique Perfume Review

When I heard raves about indie perfume house Ava Luxe and learned that it was hand-blended in Boston by a fellow Italian girl, I just had to try it.  After spending weeks drooling over the descriptions of her many fragrances … Continue reading

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