Jardin Mystique by Friedemodin

Jardin Mystique

Blooms of warmth nestled amongst enchanting greenery.

One of four perfumes from Friedemodin’s debut Jardin Mystique collection, Jardin Mystique is a green floral fragrance that aims to conjure up the sensory experience of a wild enchanted garden. A sparkling fruit note is what greeted me when I first smelled it. Like crushed blackcurrants, it’s mouth-wateringly juicy and fresh, with just a touch of woodiness. Quickly however, this juicy cassis note is fused with a slight bitterness from citrusy bergamot and an herbaceous touch of freshly cut grass. Continue reading

Anubis by Papillon Perfumery

Anubis

Darkly sophisticated.

Anubis by Papillon Perfumery is a mysterious and addictive perfume that evokes images of Ancient Egypt – mummification, precious artefacts and rich incense. The fragrance opens with an intense suede note, one which is animalistic, yet luxurious. The suede combined with the unique floral earthiness of pink lotus, heady frankincense and bittersweet saffron make for an initial impression which is smooth, dark and enchanting. Continue reading

‘Silky Underwear’ Dusting Powder by LUSH

Silky Underwear

Smoothing, softening, and sensually scented.

We all know the negative connotations of talcum powder. Typically seen as go-to gift for old people, and frequently smelling of rose or lavender, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever spot a younger person buying a bottle of it! However, LUSH’s dusting powders are a different kind of talc – a far sexier and fantastic smelling kind! Continue reading

Cocktail by Gorilla Perfume

Cocktail

Decadence and elegance, bottled.

If you took fresh lavender and crushed it in your hands then the intense aroma released would be reminiscent of the top notes of Cocktail, Gorilla Perfume’s homage to classic French perfumery. Reluctant as I was to try a perfume containing lavender (the unfortunate connotation of it being the kind of thing that only older women wear), the other notes tempted and intrigued me… Continue reading

Lust by Gorilla Perfume

Lust

Sexy, sultry and sophisticated.

Lust from Gorilla Perfume is a strong, seductive fragrance, most definitely one for the evening. When you first smell it then it may seem a little overwhelming, but give it time and it will gently develop into a smooth, sexy scent; one that envelops you in a layer of sultry sophistication. Whilst the smell is undeniably feminine, it’s also incredibly sensual. It’s sweet, yet musky; pretty, yet naughty, and deeply mysterious. If you want a perfume to complete your sexy evening look then this is undoubtedly the one to go for. Continue reading