Oriental Woody Fragrances

Profumum Fumidus Review

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Those of you that have been reading here since the beginnings have probably figured out that I’m a fan of Profumum and their special essences. That is exactly why, every time I discover some new (for me!) perfume, I become interested in a test. And, after testing seven of the Profumum line of fragrances, I […]

Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Man Review

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There was a time (more than one year ago!) when I though sniffing a scent made by Ormonde Jayne was impossible. Because these were only available in selected stores, and besides at the time I visited London, I was not aware of its existence. Luckily, one of the niche/luxury perfumery shops in my area decided […]

Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto – Intuition Deprived of Substance

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When I read (June 2012) about the upcoming launch of Manifesto, the newest feminine fragrance from Yves Saint Laurent, I was impressed by the story and I imagined that it could be the next big thing from this French house. Of course, the fact that Jessica Chastain was selected as its spokesperson could shape such […]

Rundholz Parfums 03.Apr.1968 – “A Fragrance for Extraordinary People”

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I imagined that, subsequent to my abiding quest for the perfect incense-based fragrance (which should become the next acquisition), I somehow managed to exhaust the topic. Then, my most recent discovery, 03.Apr.1968, proved to be one step further to the long-awaited response to this endeavor. Introduced in summer 2012 as a unisex oriental woody, 03.Apr.1968 […]

L’Artisan Parfumeur Passage d’Enfer – Dark Beautiful Fragrance

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Passage d’Enfer is a perfume I reached accidentally, following a suggestion from a sales assistant while in a luxury perfumery. Of course I heard before of L’Artisan Parfumeur, the French niche perfume house established in 1976 by Jean Laporte (who subsequently abandoned the brand for founding Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier), but the fact is, until […]

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