New Natural Perfume Review: House Of Matriarch, L’Arrivée (Christi Meshell) 2017

  Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com   7 July, 2017   House Of Matriarch aficionados, rejoice. Artisan Perfumer Christi Meshell has launched a new perfume named L’Arrivée and it has quickly become one of my all-time favorites from the line. Described by Christi as a “Masculine-Floral jasmine soliflore”; it is anything but a simple soliflore. It … Continue reading New Natural Perfume Review: House Of Matriarch, L’Arrivée (Christi Meshell) 2017

Amouage Figment Man (Christopher Chong and Annick Menardo) 2017~Fragrance Review + Finding Shangri-La Draw

Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com  28 June, 2017 Amouage Figment Man (Christopher Chong and Annick Menardo) 2017 In recent decades the small country of Bhutan has been recognized as the possible setting of the mythical land Shangri-La, best known to Westerners through James Hilton’s international bestseller Lost Horizon. In Amouage Figment Man, Creative Director Christopher Chong … Continue reading Amouage Figment Man (Christopher Chong and Annick Menardo) 2017~Fragrance Review + Finding Shangri-La Draw

“Smiles Of A Summer Night” Serge Lutens Bas De Soie (2010)

  Serge Lutens: Bas De Soie (Christopher Sheldrake) 2010   “Like ghosts the children walked across the lawn on their bare feet. The moon was full. Above the damp grass hung a veil of mist, luminous with moonlight and spangled with fireflies. There was no wind, and the sound of the brook was very distinct, … Continue reading “Smiles Of A Summer Night” Serge Lutens Bas De Soie (2010)

New Perfume Review: Anya’s Garden Strange Magic (Anya McCoy) 2017

  Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com   17 June, 2017   Natural perfumer Anya McCoy has a new perfume, (her first since 2015’s Enticing), and like its namesake, Strange Magic, it is akin to a magical love potion, effusive, narcotic, and utterly enchanting. Intensely concentrated, two sprays were enough to make my head spin and my … Continue reading New Perfume Review: Anya’s Garden Strange Magic (Anya McCoy) 2017

Sixteen92 Perfumes: La Llorona (Claire Baxter) 2016

Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com   16 June, 2017   Natural Perfume Review: Sixteen92 La Llorona (Claire Baxter) 2016 It's been a busy 2017 for perfumer Claire Baxter of Sixteen92 Perfumes in Dallas Texas. After being nominated for, and ultimately winning this years' Art and Olfaction award for Best Artisan Perfume, Claire's life has been fast-tracked … Continue reading Sixteen92 Perfumes: La Llorona (Claire Baxter) 2016