Oriental Spicy Fragrances

Linari Fuoco Infernale – The Aroma of Burned Wood

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At the time of sampling Linari Fuoco Infernale, the most recent launch from Linari, I was under the impression (perhaps misled by the sales assistant, at whose suggestion I decided to test it in the first place!) that it was just another Italian house, because of the name’s Latin resonance. Then, to my pleasant surprise […]

Serge Lutens Five O’Clock Au Gingembre – Natural Elegance and Comfort

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Five O’Clock Au Gingembre belongs to Serge Lutens export line and was introduced in 2008 as an oriental spicy shared fragrance. Taking its source of inspiration from the afternoon tea ceremony, this perfume represents Serge Lutens’s departure from the enchanting aromas of East, in order to embark its fans into a voyage to England. As […]

Serge Lutens Chergui – Spicy and Captivating

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One month ago I began exploring the beguiling olfactory world of Serge Lutens perfumes, thanks to Douglas, which thankfully added it recently to their brands portfolio. After beginning my journey with Vitriol d’Oeillet and continuing with Gris Clair, now the time has come for Chergui, another scent from the export line, introduced initially as a […]

Paco Rabanne XS Extreme Girl – For the Glowing Young Women

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Arrived on the market in 2001, one year after its masculine counterpart (XS Extreme), the oriental spicy feminine fragrance was named simply XS Extreme Girl. In charge with the process of development were 2 perfumers: Emilie (Bevierre) Coppermann and Mark Buxton, while the scent was deemed as a limited edition one. The target group for […]

Body Kouros Yves Saint Laurent – A Very Masculine Image

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Body Kouros is a fragrance that conveys masculinity upon the first glimpse or as described on the official website “a frank and liberated masculinity” and “a daring and modern reinterpretation of the Kouros universe”. I sampled it many times and every time it offers me a pleasant surprise, however this is not the type of […]

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