Kyse Perfumes: Gourmand lovers’ heaven

Ready to share my thought and impressions about cutest discovery set ever by indi perfumery brand Kyse created and operated by an absolutely talented american perfumeur Terri Bozzo. Named after desserts, having notes of chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and murshmallows, these perfumes are not simple and childish. Every gourmand lover must try them and even…

Or du Serail by Naomi Goodsir

One of the most controversial perfumes in my humble collection. The story behind our first meeting is that I was going to try some Olfactive Studio’s perfumes and one of them was Selfie , although, there is no Selfie in New Zealand. No one bottle of Selfie is available yet. So the perfumery shop assistant…

Shortly about 4 Comptoir Sud Pacifique samples

Recently got 4 EDT samples by Comptoir Sud Pacifique and still can’t understand if the problem is their concentration or 2 of them are really that weird or I’ve just bought a fake. I planned trying some perfumes by CSP a long time ago. I have had only one sample of Vanille Abricot since my…

1826 by Histoires de Parfums: the last empress’ powder

Wow. So much perfume experience recently! Need to sort this all out. Anyway, let’s go on with my magic box of Histoires de Parfums minis. The next chapter of this book is 1826 a.k.a. Eugenie de Montijo. Another spicy cocktail by HdP but this one is a powdery patchouli with cinnamon and vanilla. Officially the accord…

1740 by Histoires de Parfums

Another story of love from the first sniff. I came to Worldbrand store thinking about trying something new and that was the day of 1740. I had no idea of HdP’s conception and characters behind each perfume so I just picked a bottle from the shelf and sprayed on a blotter… and then immediately on my…

Rakino Weekend by Juliana Parfums Co.: spice and the sea

Another summer fragrance by Juliana Perfums Co. (although, it’s stated JVKMen on a bottle and the website, I tried to research who or what is JVKMen but still get no success). Fine and stylish example of independent perfumery. The accord written at the card is: Top notes of green accord, grass, paper and pepper Middle notes of seaweed,…

Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens: …and other colonial goods

I dreamed to try (at least just to try) this masterpiece from 2005 by Maestro. I am a big fan of Monsieur Lutens and all of that he’s done and doing so in the beginning of my perfume fever I was spending hours reading fragrances descriptions, imagining how they might sound. Borneo 1834 enchanted me with…

Waiheke Dreams by Juliana Parfums Co.

‘Cause there ain’t no party like a New Zealand party In the summertime… It’s time for this scent, it’s the right time for this beautiful perfume, our summertime is almost over and we have to catch the days of the sun, sweet fruits and sea breeze in the air. Maybe Waiheke Dreams is not the most summer…

Giulietta by Tocca

Well, I’m not a big fan of floral perfumes but Giulietta is just different. It’s fresh and slightly sweet, and classy, and chick, and was a true love from the very first sniff. I’d been waiting for it for months and at last my mini Giulietta is here. Top Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Ylang Ylang, Green Apple,…

Runaway by Karen Walker: New Zealand forest for everyone

Intended just to have a small walk around rainy Auckland CBD I ended up in Farmers sniffing new Karen Walker’s Runaway. In my view, it’s the best her perfume so far. Complex, sensual and playful. Warm, spicy, pine and a little but sweet. Long-lasting and making a beautiful sillage. The accord of Runaway is Italian…

Lady Danger by MAC: SOTD for this Valentine’s Day

They are finally here in Auckland! Actually, MAC perfumes were promised to arrive around the beginning of 2017 but I found them only yesterday. 6 bright square bottles. While tasting at the MAC’s corner I found 4 of them the most interesting and noteworthy and those girls from the MAC’s store were so kind to…