Sixteen92 Bruise Violet Extrait De Parfum, Claire Baxter (2016)

Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com,  28 April 2017   New Perfume Review: Sixteen92 Fragrances Bruise Violet Extrait de Parfum (Claire Baxter) 2016+ Naughty Bo Peep Draw   When Luca Turin notices and speaks highly of a new virtually unknown perfume house, and that same perfumer goes on to be nominated for a 2017 Art & Olfaction … Continue reading Sixteen92 Bruise Violet Extrait De Parfum, Claire Baxter (2016)

En Voyage Perfumes: 3 To Wear Right Now (Shelly Waddington)

Top: Shelly and Robert. Bottom: Shelly at 1/2 of her perfumers organ. Photos by Robert Herrmann.   The Three En Voyage Perfumes You Should Be Wearing....... (Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com  23 April, 2017)   One of the stalwarts of the West Coast Indie Perfume community, Shelley Waddington of En Voyage Perfumes has been pushing boundaries … Continue reading En Voyage Perfumes: 3 To Wear Right Now (Shelly Waddington)

Thoughts on the Mon Guerlain FragComm drama….

Photos via   “Mon Guerlain” may not be “Votre Guerlain” (but it’s STILL Guerlain.) Since the release of the new Mon Guerlain last month, the reviews have come fast and furious, and to my bewilderment many have been scathing bordering on sociopathic. Seriously. I’ve read statements along the lines of “Guerlain is finished” or “…a … Continue reading Thoughts on the Mon Guerlain FragComm drama….

New Natural Perfume Review: Esscentual Alchemy Poir Indiscrète (Amanda Feeley, Inspired by Nava Brahe) 2017+ Spring Delight Draw

Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com  16 April, 2017   Of all the fresh fruit I love, a ripe and juicy pear would be near the top of the list. I often scoffed at the idea of the humble apple being the fruit that Eve was tempted with on the tree of knowledge. Apples are just not … Continue reading New Natural Perfume Review: Esscentual Alchemy Poir Indiscrète (Amanda Feeley, Inspired by Nava Brahe) 2017+ Spring Delight Draw