Calvin Klein Obsession: Vintage, Modern & Men’s

For perfumistas above a certain age, the name “Obsession” typically carries a host of memories. Maybe you wore it or maybe you were just assaulted by it from every corner. Either way, you’re bound to have some scent memory of the fragrance. Today, I will share with you reviews of three different versions.

Obsession for Men, vintage version

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Pekji Zeybeck, Pekji Battaniye, and Pekji Ruh

A look at three fragrances from Pekji‘s first collection: Zeybeck and Battaniye, plus a mini review for Ruh.

Pekji Collection One sample set. photo: my own.

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Marlou 50 ml d’Ambiguïté (aka Ambilux) +L’Animale Sauvage (Carnicure)

A look at Marlou Parfum‘s 50 ml d’Ambiguïté (now known as Ambilux) and a brief, two-tweet glance at L’Animale Sauvage (now called Carnicure).

There was a lot of hype over both fragrances when they were released. D’Ambiguïté, as I call it, was especially popular and people commonly compared it to Serge Lutens Muscs Khoublai Khan, the great Kouros, and other popular animalic fragrances.

I had a different view of them.

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New Launch: Boujee Bougies — Original, Fun, Witty & Creative Niche Candles

Though I rarely post about new releases or new brand launches, I’m going to make an exception this time for Boujee Bougies, a new niche candle brand created by expert niche perfumistas for discerning niche perfumistas. The brains behind it are Nick Gilbert and Pia Long, both longtime stalwarts in the niche perfume world. Thomas Dunckley of The Candy Perfume Boy also played a big role in the writing and support processes behind the scenes.

One of the reasons for my singling out this new company is that I was incredibly impressed by the originality of note lists and I also smiled at the witty, fun, carefree, outgoing and slightly tongue-in-cheek ethos of the brand. Bright, colourful candles come with names like Hellfire or Cuir Culture (pun intended) and their note lists made me sit up and do a double take.

Gilt. Source: Boujee Bougies

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