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
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 4 July 2017 Career military may seem a rather round-about way to come to creating beautiful perfumes, but that is exactly the trajectory that Daniel Gallagher’s life has taken, and his much-talked about perfume line Gallagher Fragrances, debuted in 2016 and has quickly become one of the darlings of the … Continue reading Gallagher Fragrances Silk Tulip (2016)
Today I'm wearing the quintessential American fragrance; vintage 1960's Youth Dew bath oil by Estee Lauder. Two drops = nuclear bomb strength. Three drops will clear a room! Gorgeous stuff, look at the color. Pours like syrup!
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
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)
Originally published on http://www.cafleurebon.com 20 June, 2017 New Perfume Review: Imaginary Authors, Saint Julep (Josh Meyer) 2017 "I must speak a little upon the mint-julep, as it is, with the thermometer at 100 degrees F., one of the most delightful and insinuating potations that ever was invented, and may be drunk with equal … Continue reading Imaginary Authors, Saint Julep (Josh Meyer) 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
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