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New Fragrance Review: Zoologist Civet / BesottedNew Fragrance Review: Zoologist Civet / Besotted

Scented Snippets 12/31/16 12:28 (24 comments)

Here I find myself... besotted.   Utterly besotted, emerging from a place which I entered with no expectations. [I prefer that place.] Perfumer Shelley Waddington has given us an intricate olfactory tapestry in Civet , her second collaboration with Victor Wong of Zoologist : a fruity-floral-spicy-woody-animalic chypre. Have I omitted anything??? I surely hope not. Notes Top: bergamot, black... (more)

"Civet is an enigmatic perfume possessing all the stature of a fine chypre minus any fussiness"

DSH 2016 Holiday Quartet: Three Mysteries and One DessertDSH 2016 Holiday Quartet: Three Mysteries and One Dessert

Scented Snippets 12/10/16 12:34 (5 comments)

Every year as the holiday season approaches, prolific Dawn Spencer Hurwitz creates something/ some things new for us to delve into with eager anticipation... Dawn Spencer Hurwitz I didn't wait for samples. I ordered little rollerball sizes and dove in, nose first. Three of her four new releases are deeply mysterious; one is pure pastry cream. There is something for everyone here in this fragrant quartet of offerings. Dawn leaves no one behind. ... (more)

"Whether you crave the musky, the dusky, the briny or the headiest vanilla – Dawn has something for you in her coffers this season."

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