Honey Marc Jacobs For Women: Guess What? It’s Fruity Floral…

honey perfume marc jacobs

Honey perfume for women is the latest arrival in the Marc Jacobs family. If, after Lola, Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and Dot, you expected something other than a fruity floral, you were, oh, so wrong.   A fruity-floral fragrance for women is what it is, with pear and honeysuckle.   The good thing about that is, in spite of its name, they didn’t make the honey note obvious. Indeed, it’s very well blended and polished; rather than standing out, […] Read more »

John Varvatos Perfumes For Men: A Nice Continuum


Ever tried a John Varvatos perfume? These three have been around for some time, but only now have made a comeback to my local store, and thankfully so.   Classic The one with just the designers name is fruity and delicate right off the bat. It’s far from feminine though, with a line of spices and herbs striking through, pushing the fruity sweetness more decisively towards the masculine side. With time, the apricot of the beginning moves towards fig, and […] Read more »

Gianni Versace Versus Perfume Review: Unluxurious, Delicate Peachy Rose

Versace Versus Perfume For Women Review

Versus Versace perfume opens bright, sweet and fruity with lemon and fleshy peach. The sparkling citrus and the sweet side are equally divided, until the rose comes out. It’s not your typical fishnet stockinged rose though: the layer of vinyl is substituted by the sweet peachy and the citrus fruity notes of the start. It’s a strange couple what you have there, but it blends quite well: it’s delicate and sweet, but still with a sexy card to play, especially […] Read more »

L’Eau d’Issey Homme Sport Review: Does What It Says On The Tin

L’Eau d’Issey Homme Sport Perfume Review

Brand new perfume by Issey Miyake. One noticeable thing is the didactic approach of Miyake’s ad campaign (pic below), which makes it easier on the reviewer. This homme Sport edition of L’Eau d’Issey Homme has a piece of wood, a nutmeg, and a lemon. And that will be exactly what you’ll get.   It opens fresh, but warm. Woods are there right out of the box, and they’re backed up by fragrant citrus. They’re sort of kept in the background, […] Read more »

Versace Pour Homme Review: Office-Ready

Versace Pour Homme Perfume Review

In the very opening, Versace Pour Homme Eau De Toilette offers very quick and fugacious aquatic notes, and then goes classic, amber-clean and laundry-detergent. There are citrus notes as well in the background (more present on the blotter though), and also a spice that makes it slightly powdery.   It feels quite classy, with a style that reminds of Ferrari Black (where the spice is a bit more aggressive), which is from 1999, whereas this one is from 2008. And […] Read more »

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfum Review: Nostalgic Jasmine

Bottega Veneta Eau de Parfume Review

Bottega Veneta EdP opens citrusy, floral and warm, with a pleasant acidity that smells quite clean. The warmth is given by a note of pepper, which leaves a small stain on what would otherwise be a nice, but a bit boring couple. It’s a gentler version of Narciso Rodriguez For Her if you will.   And after 1-2 hours, the same ol’ magic of perfumes occurs, when angles are rounded off, and lines of separation are less clear: pepper grows […] Read more »

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Perfume Review: Thanks For All The Fun

Perfume Hollywood by Michael Kors

Very Hollywood by Michael Kors starts, hmm, hard to describe, let’s say there’s a herbal green, plus a spice, plus red fruits. And then it produced a note of tea, so blatant, that I was very surprised not to find it in any review. Although there is half teaspoon of sugar in it, tea is tea, and its bitterness is something you have to love or leave.   Both skin and paper will eventually produce a dense, quite animalic  floral, […] Read more »

Coco Chanel Eau De Parfum: A Balmy Type Of Thing

Coco Chanel Perfume Description

Coco Chanel Eau De Parfum is from the good old times (that would be the eighties) and it’s still kicking ass after almost 30 years. It’s a dense and strong floral, curbed by balsamic and sour notes all around, which act like a sort of cloak.   There’s no contrast though, indeed there’s a lot of harmony, and a really quiet strength. It tends to get warmer in the heart notes, with also a vague peach in the distance. It’s […] Read more »