Creed's Love in Black

Creed’s Love in Black

On my journey discovering violet in perfumery, I stumbled upon Creed’s Love in Black, a great floral oriental. The listed notes are an amalgam of violets, rose, blackcurrant, cloves and iris. Some places list cedar as a note, but I frankly don’t catch any woodiness in this. At first spritz,…

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Bohemian Naturals

Bohemian Naturals

You can’t rush love they say. Or can you? Newish Scotland-based perfume line Bohemian Naturals has three products out that are perfect for the hippie in your life. And they’re slightly magical. OK, I mean that in the metaphorical sense. They have no supernatural properties whatsoever but they do bring…

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Penhaligon's Vaara review - a spoonful of quince

Penhaligon’s Vaara review – a spoonful of quince

It was a fancy affair with vivid colors and vivid people prancing about a vivid set. Penhaligon’s launched its playful new fragrance, Vaara, with a lot of gusto at its Covent Garden store back in the summer. Commissioned by the Maharajah of Marwar-Jodphur in Rajasthan for his new granddaughter (a…

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