men's

Xeroff 40 Knots

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Inspired by exclusivity to the rich and famous. Join the Club line from XEROFF brings you 10 perfumes all with a theme. 10 virtual clubs if you will and by that we mean “make believe”. 40 Knots, launched in 2012 is a Yachts Club, as you might have guessed already from the blue color and […]

Unisex

Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford

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Pack your bags because Tom Ford is taking you to Costa Azzurra.  From the the house of Tom Ford’s description of this fragrance, “Private blend Costa Azzurra captures the evocative mix of fragrant woods on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. Its unique aroma of salty beaches, dry herbs, evergreen trees, and driftwood mingles with scents […]

men's

Valentino V vs Rasasi Daarej

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   Very excited to write this review and comparison between the discontinued Valentino V and Rasasi Daarej clone. I have to begin by letting you know that Valentino V is in my top 10 favorite fragrances of all time. It is legendary and sadly, like the famous D&G By, discontinued now. Valentino V opens up […]

Unisex

CUPID Black, the Medieval Collection

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    CUPID is an extremely exclusive brand of perfumes being sold at Paris Gallery shops and specialty boutiques only. Their perfumes strikes at the heart of every man and woman seeking true love. The ability to compel love and desire plays a pivotal role in the formulation of their fragrance line. Next to their […]

men's

SPICEBOMB

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          Before we can talk about Spicebomb Extreme by Victor & Rolf. We have to acknowledge first that this is a flanker of the legendary original Spicebomb released in 2012. The grenade shaped bottle contains an explosive and extrovert oriental – woody and spicy composition designed by  perfumer Olivier Polge. Creating […]

Unisex

Moscow Mule

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The new fragrance from JULIETTE HAS A GUN dedicated to the city of Moscow. It is inspired by and made of notes that recreate the legendary Moscow Mule cocktail of Russian vodka, ginger ale and lime juice. The composition is made of fresh bergamot and ginger accords together on top of woody accords.

men's

Myrrh & Tonka by Jo Malone London

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An oriental fragrance for women and men. Myrrh & Tonka was launched in 2016 with mathilde Bijaoui being the nose behind the fragrance. Top note is lavender; middle note is myrrh; base notes are vanilla, tonka bean and almond. The ultimate winter fragrance to get you noticed with. Unlike most Jo Malone fragrances with weak performance, […]

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Y by yves saint laurent

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMSfW3SxKlk    When I heard one of my favorite fragrance brands was coming out with a new men’s fragrance, I jumped with happiness. According to Yves Saint Laurent’s description of the name Y, it’s a nod to those born in the 80’s & 90’s. However this title is very debatable because some consider Generation Y […]

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Café Rose by Tom Ford

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ROSE, lets start with the obvious from the name. But where’s the “Café” ? This is a  Chypre Floral unisex fragrance launched in 2012. Top notes are saffron, black pepper and may rose; middle notes are turkish rose, bulgarian rose and coffee; base notes are incense, amber, sandalwood and patchouli. Ignore all the talk about […]

women's

TIFFANY by Tiffany & Co.

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  TIFFANY the new fragrance Where to begin, where to begin. First of all ladies, it’s absolutely impossible to walk past this bottle without noticing the beautiful signature and iconic Tiffany colors that surround this bottle. Tiffany did a beautiful job of creating a gorgeous bottle with attention to detail. The bottle itself is a […]

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Santal 33 by Le Labo

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  Le Labo Santal 33 If you’re unfamiliar with Le Labo, here’s a quick introduction. Le Labo was founded in New York by Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi in 2006. They debuted with 10 fragrances. The number in the fragrance name indicates the number of notes in its composition and the name of prominent note. Now […]

men's

VIKING by Creed

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A huge thank you to Creed for the opportunity to sample the newest from their house, VIKING. Creed Boutique reached out to my Instagram feed (UpTheNose) to sample the new Creed Viking. Of course excited to try a new scent from one of my favorite perfume houses. So the following are my thoughts on this […]

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Royal Oud by Creed

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“Royal Oud is a stylish and warm fougere fragrance with a beautiful kaleidoscope of woody, aromatic green and spicy nuances. The note of oud is an integral part of the composition, playing its role in balanced equilibrium with other notes” Launched in 2011 by Oliver Creed Sixth Generation. Top notes include lemon, pink berry and […]

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GREY VETIVER by Tom Ford

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I’d like to start by saying that I absolutely don’t care for vetiver scents at all. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way we can get into this review. Like all premium fragrances, the ingredients come from natural ingredients and one ingredient used in this fragrance heavily is Vetiver. What is Vetiver? It […]

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Costa Azzurra by Tom Ford

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Following the success of Tom Fordn’s Neroli Portofino, the house released several other editions to the tropical line up along with flankers as well. Mandarino di Amalfi, Fleur De Portofino, Sole Di Positano are just some of those excluding the acqua flankers. Then came Costa Azzurra. Private Blend Costa Azzurra captures the evocative mix of […]