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Things which directly review fragrances.

  1. I Bathed in Bleu de Chanel!


    Truly, my friends, there is nothing that I will not do in pursuit of the beauty of fragrance. As proof of this fact, I offer you yesterday's glorious adventure in fragrance appreciation, if not also a misadventure in fragrance application.


    Having sampled Bleu de Chanel in stores - about a dozen times or so - I had been left in the curious ...
    Tags: chanel
    Reviews , Opinion , Miscellaneous
  2. ¡Revolución de las Fragancias! (¡NSFW!)

    ¡Revolución de las Fragancias!

    Old revolutionaries never die. They are just reborn as new ones.

    This communiqué was intercepted recently in wardrobe-space. Rest assured that it is being investigated as we speak, and that the subversive perpetrators shall be brought to justice!


    Comrade Mitsouko ...
    Reviews , Miscellaneous
  3. Oriental Lounge: My Timeless Amber

    Oriental Lounge: My Timeless Amber

    Every once in a while, I simply have to do a straight review. I don't like it. I'd much rather write those quasi-semi-pseudo-literary reviews that just plain annoy the hell out of some people. But sometimes I stumble onto something really, really good, and the word must go out. Besides - I have all winter to work on "Hot ...
  4. The Corner of 高山 and Fifth Ave

    The Corner of 高山 and Fifth Ave

    I rarely buy blind. So when my wife called from New York and asked if I REALLY wanted Neil Morris for Takashimaya, I hesitated. But then I remembered a few things:
  5. McGraw, Unplugged

    McGraw, Unplugged

    In a sense, they're all celebrity fragrances. At one extreme, giants like Chanel no.5 - brands so big, they're measured not in one celebrity, or multiple celebrities, but multiple celebrities over time. Think of the iconic no.5 as having a celebrity bandwidth of 10 Paris Hilton units. At the other extreme, a niche perfumer like Goutal, or a perfumer-wrangler ...
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