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…

Funfair Evening by Maison Martin Margiela

I had 2 perfumes by MMM on my wishlist and they were Funfair Evening and Lipstick On. I put them on my list on the day I was obsessed by fragrances with make-up items notes, not only powder but also lipstick, cream, blush and everything that reminds them. Then I’ve got a sample of Funfair Evening and…

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…

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,…

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…

Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne: warm and cosy

In the beginning was Tom Ford with his Santal Blush and I had no idea where I could get at least 1 ml of that divine warming sandalwood fragrance. After trying Atelier Cologne’s Santal Carmin I’ve found the compromise: warm, powdery, cosy, tender and affordable. (I hope this background colour looks carmine enough) Can’t stop comparing…