if you're going to give your perfume a name that's a little edge, then make what's inside edgy or at least interesting. The Pink room's Darkly Audacious is a perfectly fine florgourchouli with notes of lemon, bergamot, and rosewood; heart notes of jasmine absolute, cashmere wood, and plum;...

Privée Christian Dior series: Potent and sensual, Patchouli is an essential House of Dior ingredient that took up its place at the beginning of the New Look revolution in 1947. Full of elegance, François Demachy's composition, Patchouli Impérial, is a celebration of this legendary oriental...

If I were to compare it to the original I would call it Reverse Diorling as the leather comes after the floral – but I'm not comparing, am I? This one has a little bit of bergamot fronting it, with the jasmine, patchouli and leather following and dancing around...it's got that 'new' Dior...

Everyone ready? I'm sending perfumed hugs out to all of you lovely Posse peeps. In lieu of a perfume-centric post, I'm going with something (nearly) equally dear to my heart — lipstick. I don't wear much makeup these day, except for special occasions, but I do love a great lipstick,...

Is it the saccharine? The patchouli? The raspy woods? The faint note of rotting fruit? I am not sure. Bond Madison Square Park – when niche perfume felt like a brave new world, and Bond only had eight or ten fragrances instead of the 90+ they have now (okay, okay, it just seems that way on...

" descended over me, along with the gobsmacking beauty of the perfume, of course. The ever-patient Lydia. le sigh. How she keeps from just slapping me is a mystery. This Is Perfume. Old School Perfume. Nicknamed 'The Plum" by Roudnistka's circle of perfume pros, it is comprised of many...

Perfume Posse and I are not responsible or liable. Patty wrote this in a post this week, I'm pasting it here: "The best rule I have, make sure the entire swap is complete and both parties say they are happy before you open and start using. If you swap for a fragrance and for some reason the

Five winners of the Dior Patchouli Imperial and Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial samples – Rappleyea, Holly F, bookhouseshell, Jennifer and lilybug. Click on the Contact us over there on the left, shoot me your name, address, remind me of what you've won. I'll send you a quick confirmation...

By this, I do not mean "perfume etiquette" – e.g., whether it's polite to offgas Dior Poison at the opera, although frankly I find people slowly unwrapping cough drops and hard candies far more annoying in that situation (crinkle crinkle criiinklle). No, I'm talking about the myriad ways...

Bodhisattva (Natural; Patchouli Project no.3). "A creamy, delicate floral patchouli perfume inspired by the glorious spiritual images in Tibetan Thangka paintings. Walk in the clouds on rolling pillows of incense, exotic Indian flowers and rich, aged patchouli." Top notes: Bergamot, Davana,...

 

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