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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Review Of DKNY Pure Perfume

Pure Perfume By DKNY is a light, transparent thing, where florals float in aquatic notes and are wrapped in a green cloud, which even comes out as balsamic at times.   In the heart notes it becomes less aquatic and a light musky warmth comes in. It’s like a version of Narciso Rodriguez for Her with one third of the intensity. In all fairness though, it’s easy to be dismissive with non aggressive personalities. There is more complexity in there, […] Read more »

Gucci By Gucci Fragrance For Women was created by Ilias Ermenidis (Vera Wang Princess) and launched in 2007. It is a fruity fragrance, however you can forget about spring and fresh and think fall and dark. Or semi-dark actually, with a good amount of warm sweetness.   The fruits in the opening are in the line of pear, but it’s ripe, not juicy, and it’s mixed with a sweet patchouli and other semi-sweet florals (nothing like rose or other strong […] Read more »

Givenchy Parfums

After Amarige,  with Ysatis it’s ylang-ylang again, with the chemical smell you wouldn’t expect from a flower. However, whereas in Amarige it was more a in-your-face kind of thing, here it takes a sour twist. So now you have the sour and the chemical, with an intense attitude: so – as for Amarige – it’s OK if you don’t like it, really.   After a couple of hours on the blotter, the change: the sour ylang ylang is less despotic […] Read more »