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  • Le Jardin de Monsieur Li by Hermès

    by foetidus

    Nuanced… sheer. Such a light, yet appealing fragrance. Le Jardin de Monsieur Li is an exercise in minimalism, and it succeeds masterfully. It’s difficult for me to discuss the makeup of the fragrance because I lack the Zen vocabulary to describe...More

  • Sycomore (new) by Chanel

    by foetidus

    As if you needed it, this is another review saying that Sycomore is pretty near perfect… and that it’s similar to Lalique’s Encre Noire but much more refined. I can see the refinement as a good thing, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t value the r...More

  • Kanøn by Kanon

    by purecaramel

    The Vintage was extraordinarily unique. It had fresh clean lines like my Grandmother's 60's Scandinavian hand rubbed wood furniture. It carried a perfume that evoked a polished austere nobility. I wore it through the 70's and into the early 80's whe...More

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