Is it possible to speak of a love objectively? Continue reading Lunar New Year’s Eve—Year of the Tiger (and Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d’Empire)
A sweet, bold, jammy fragrance for candy lovers. Continue reading Double concentrated (Hibiscus Mahajád by Maison Crivelli)
Nothing is as it seems in this perfume, but it’s its own wonderful thing. Continue reading Sunshine by proxy (Ray-Flection by Masque Milano)
Some perfumes work in cold, dry weather more than others. Continue reading Perfumes for the depths of winter
An airy, cool specimen of woody fragrance. Continue reading Wood by any other name?
I may be over 20 years late, but we can still talk about this friendly, fruity, lactonic floral, right? Continue reading A rush of notes (Gucci Rush by Gucci)
What does it smell like when precious ingredients dance together? Continue reading A week of strangelove perfumes
Some loosely connected thoughts that even a fictional, fake psychiatrist could probably understand. Continue reading For times when thoughts are less fragrant
Notes unite to form new ones in this luscious extrait. Continue reading Coloring within bold lines (Gozo by Jeroboam)
A straightforward note pairing of orange and sandalwood. Continue reading The elusive yet omnipresent orange
A round-up of perfumes worn during some of the coldest days of the year so far. Continue reading Perfumed hibernation
A scented summary of my first week of 2022. Continue reading First week of 2022 told in fragrances
Turning the page with optimism for 2022. Continue reading A strange, perfumed year: 2021 retrospective
The Scent Room is definitely worth a visit. Continue reading My layover sniffing tour of Dallas
A brief synopsis of my holiday so far—with a view from the nose, of course. Continue reading Scented holiday musings
A luminous, sparkling rose to accompany my two shots. Continue reading Rose salt or salty rose?
Last year feels recent, last week feels distant, and Maison Crivelli perfumes seem to be onto something. Continue reading Of contrast and continuity
A softly leathery and fruity blend featuring myrrh; a feat of decadence. Continue reading Cuir Bono?
Natural gas accord, anyone? Probably not. Safety first, friends! Continue reading Smell gas? Scratch & sniff
An attempt at recreating an olfactory version of a favorite beverage. Continue reading Rose Milk Tea