Perfume, Reviews

Yves Saint Laurent’s Mon Paris and the White Musk That Must Be Stopped

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Since everybody’s got to have a youth-oriented fruitchouli floral these days, Yves Saint Laurent has Mon Paris, which is their answer to Poison Girl, which is Dior’s answer to Coco Mademoiselle, which is Chanel’s goof on Mugler’s yet to be improved upon Angel. I suspect they chose to flanker off Paris because even if Opium is YSL’s “big” name fragrance, “Opium…

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First Impressions, Perfume, Reviews

Life Is a Cabaret Old Chum: First Impressions of Andy Tauer’s Les Années 25

Yesterday I had the good fortune to get my hands on a bottle Andy Tauer’s latest “immersive sculpture,” Les Années 25, from one of my local perfume shops. It was a blind buy, for sure, but having read it described as “Tauerade meets Guerlinade” by Instagrammer @stellaflynndiver and “a modern vintage fragrance” by whoever writes the copy on Tauer’s website,…

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First Impressions, Perfume

Elephant Love Medley: First Impressions of Histoires de Parfums’ 1889 Moulin Rouge

Histoires de Parfums’ 1889 Moulin Rouge draws its inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 pop-musical hypomania extravaganza the famous Belle Epoque Parisian cabaret. It blends lipsticky notes of iris and rose with cinnamon, absinthe, musk, and patchouli to create a sensual and sophisticated powdery perfume. It’s like Etat Libre d’Orange’s Putain des Palaces without the shameless eroticism. It’s also like a What’s…

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