My Tips on Choosing a Perfume According to Your Skin Temperature

Have you ever tried to work out a strategy for choosing your new favorite scent easily and perhaps even doing a successful "blind shopping"? I personally often "blind buy" perfumes (meaning that I buy them without smelling, and go by verbal description only), and I am pretty happy with those types of purchases. One of my strategies for predicting how a certain fragrance... Continue Reading →

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Sample Box: Fumerie December Edition

December sampler box from Fumerie, one of my favorite perfume boutiques that's located in Portland, OR. What's in this box? I actually loved this month's selection: Serge Lutens - Chergui Slumberhouse - Norne Lubin - Upper Ten ERIS - Mx. Masque Milano - Montecristo Jovoy - Private Label Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Woman Boadicea the... Continue Reading →


Tiziana Terenzi – Laudano Nero: il profumo perfetto per l’inverno!

November is slowly but surely coming to an end, and December is quickly approaching. My favorite time of the year! Warm spiciness of autumn is blending with crispy air of first winter mornings, and zesty, nutty, sweet scents of festivities are filling up the air. I have chosen Laudano Nero to be my fragrant companion throughout... Continue Reading →

Mancera – Aoud Café

The smell of good coffee in the early hours is dear to every Seattleite's heart, and the golden bottle of Aoud Café is my favorite medicine for overcast days - it's a festive joy of velvety dark roast bitterness with woody undertones and just the right amount of fruity and floral hints. Actually, its sweetness... Continue Reading →

Autumn by Dasein

Warm sunny days, spicy tea, long walks through the quiet allees. This is what I think of when I'm wearing Autumn, fragrance from Dasein. All perfumes that come from the west coast (where I currently reside, in the pacific north west) are special to me - let's just say, I'm very curious to try and... Continue Reading →

Black Afgano by Nasomatto

For over a year now this perfume has been my choice number one for "black is my happy color" type of days (and nights). It's mind-melting hashish, coffee and tobacco composition with the mantle of deep smoke is a decadent narcotic seduction, and as stated by Nasomatto, "it is the result of a quest to arouse the... Continue Reading →

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