Bertrand Duchaufour Fragrances

Frapin 1697 Review

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My first olfactory contact with Frapin was by way of L’Humaniste, which, sadly, turned out to be unsatisfactory (at least from my point of view!). Then, to my surprise I discovered Speakeasy and things began to look nicer. Moving on to this chapter, my most recent revelation is 1697, a masculine oriental spicy launched in […]

Aedes de Venustas Signature Eau de Parfum Review

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One more chapter in my abiding quest for an incense-based fragrance (that will become part of my perfume wardrobe) finishes with a minor disappointment (from the targeted point of view, of course!). This time, instead of a perfume based on incense “per se”, I indulge in an exquisite type of green fragrance, which, in spite […]

Comme des Garcons Series 3: Incense Avignon – Well-Behaved Incense

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When I realized that I need to sample most of the main fragrances based on incense, for finding the one that will made it to my “to buy” list, I began by making a list with scent selected for a test. And on that list, I placed Avignon right at the top. Except I did […]

Eau d’Italie Sienne l’Hiver – A Green Winter in Siena

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Winter seemed to be the perfect time for sampling and wearing Sienne l’Hiver from Eau d’Italie. Or at least this was my sentiment subsequent to seeing its description from the official website: “Sienne l’Hiver captures the refined world of the Renaissance city of Siena – a sophisticated and award winning fragrance”. Unfortunately, it gives me […]

Neela Vermeire Creations Trayee – A Complex Aromatherapy Fragrance

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At the time I heard the name Neela Vermeire for the first time it was during a discussion with the owner of my favorite perfumery boutique, a place dedicated to artisanal perfumery and special perfumers. I confess that I was somewhat reluctant to her new discovery from the passed April and although she recommended me […]