Monday, July 30, 2012
Oud Royal by Armani Prive
I just got this one yesterday. Opens up with a medicinal, band-aid like oud, with incense, with the sandalwood smoothing it up. Then later on, the amber comes out to join the party giving it a little touch of woody-sweetness. The overall vibe is balmy, woody, medicinal, "arabian", smoky and yet still very elegant. It's smooth and suave - a very aromatic oud. Mysterious and unique! Projection is above average but longevity is amazing.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Interlude Man by Amouage
I love Amouage fragrances! They're opulent, rich and complex, projects really well and lasts very long. Interlude Man for sure does not disappoint. It starts with a fruity-woody vibe hiding some mysteriousness in the background. Later on, this mystery is revealed with a symphony of spicy, peppery, oudy, smoky, woody, resinous, semi-sweet-woody aroma. It's enchanting! As the whole masterpiece dies down, you get this sweet-woody-cedary-ambery scent. It's addicting. Longevity is amazing!! A winner for sure from the house of Amouage!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I just got this one today. In the opening, I do get the coffee, patchouli and vetiver. It's spicy and earthy. Then it goes down to a soft cloud of sandalwood and vanilla. It's dreamy, relaxing and comforting. Very classy and refined. I just wish they made it richer and fuller and also, it could use more projection. I couldn't find a vintage version but still this new version is great enough. =)
Monday, July 23, 2012
This was taken some time in March 2012. I have streamlined my collection since then but I haven't taken a photo of it recently. So for now, this is the latest collection picture I have. Don't you just love those two small bottles on top of a purple velvet throne? =)
Monday, July 16, 2012
Ambre Orient by Armani Prive
The Armani Prive 1001 Nights Collection is composed of Ambre Orient, Oud Royal, Rose d'Arabie and Cuir Noir. I have smelled all three of them except the leather one. And I must say that they are all gorgeous! Ambre Orient is a woody, ambery, incensy with a touch of benzoin and vanilla and a little powdery. It is very addicting! One of the best amber based fragrances on the market. Though it comes with a hefty price, I think it's worth every penny. =)
Midnight Oud by Juliette Has a Gun
Opens up with a rubbery, balmy, medicinal oud-rose-saffron combo. The rose is bright and fresh! It is not as in-your-face as Black Aoud by Montale which a lot of people say that it is similar with. Midnight Oud has an incensy and resinous feel to it. As it goes down to the base notes, some amber start to come out and vanilla. It's gorgeous and elegant! Very unisex! So gentlemen, do not be afraid of a lady with a gun. Give it a try!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
You might very well can see that I now have found several fragrance houses that I love. To mention, Serge Lutens, Guerlain and Amouage. Though some of my favorite scents do come from different brands. I love Tuscan Leather, Patchouli 24, L'air du Desert Marocain, Black Aoud, Musc Ravageur.....and yes, there is a bottle of 180 Ans de Creations by Guerlain in there. =)
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As you can see, a lot of bottles have disappeared. I sold a lot and bought others. I miss some of them though. Thouse Thierry Mugler Miroir Collection look gorgeous all lined up together. That Chinatown is the Swarovski Edition, I miss that one too. =) Yes that is Grey Flannel at the back of that Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier! hahahaha. More to come.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
After reading through many blogs, participating in some websites, this is what the fragrance community has done to me. I discovered many different fragrance houses and found some of my favorites like Jubilation XXV, Musc Ravageur, Dzing, Mitsouko, Shalimar and the house of Serge Lutens. After this, there was no stopping.