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 […]

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L’homme & La Femme from PRADA

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The legendary Milano house of Prada launched La Femme Prada and L’Homme Prada in mid-2016. The fragrant “pair of equals” represents a man and woman that are “reunited in an identical vision. She could be him, he could be her. She is an absolute woman, he is an absolute man. There is not an obvious […]

Unisex

Fragrance Layering, what you need to know.

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Some call it layering, some call it blending, mixing, and Jo Malone trademarked it as “Combining”. Whatever you may call it, the art of mixing two or more scents together has been used for ages by women have been using for ages. Not sure where to start? Many see it as a way to create […]

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Apple Brandy by Kilian

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Apple Brandy by By Kilian is an oriental and woody unisex fragrance. The nose behind this fragrance is Sidonie Lancesseur and launched in 2013. The fragrance features oak, labdanum, cedar and vanilla, and of course apple. Apple brandy starts out with a beautifully done warming boozy apple smell, which isn’t reminiscent of cider at all and that’s a […]

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Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma

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Fico di Amalfi, an Italian fragrance inspired by the gorgeous Amalfi, Italy; a town in a dramatic natural setting below steep cliffs on Italy’s southwest coast. Fico di Amalfi was presented in 2006 as a floral-fruity fragrance for women, later presented as unisex and it truly is. Much like how Tom Ford’s Portofino inspired by […]

women's

GOOD GIRL by Carolina Herrera

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  “It’s so good to be bad!” As Karlie Moss struts in her heels in ad campaign, all you can think is “who is this ???”, and that is exactly the vibe this fragrance sends. The black stiletto shaped bottle may be come off as tacky to some but to others its a very sexy […]

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FEVE DELICIEUSE by Dior

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  Created by in-house perfumer Francois Demachy as a sophisticated oriental – gourmand harmony. The composition includes notes of tonka bean, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, pralines and woody accords. Syrupy caramel mixture of Tonka Bean in this gorgeous fragrance. In my opinion, this is the undisputed and ultimate gourmand fragrance ever created. It’s a dense gourmand […]