Cologne? Which ones do you love?

Hi there Perfume Posse. Cologne stretches across the fragrant world from the very burgeoning of the way we think of modern fragrance. I’m not here to give you a history lesson because my knowledge is way too sketchy for that. I… Continue Reading

Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire – Cologne Noire and Lys Carmin

We have come to the last two in this series. Notes of lily, ylang, vanilla, sandalwood and peppercorns compose Lys Carmin. The name is very apt. This is a spiced-up lily.  I get used to the more common pristine, virgin’ish… Continue Reading

Magnifique and Roadster

Lancome Magnifique has notes of saffron essence, cumin, Bulgarian rose, Mai de Grasse rose, jasmine, sandalwood, nagarmota and vetiver.  Hey, this could work.  Eh, maybe… not.  Fruity’ish on the open, it does improve quite a bit in the first 15… Continue Reading