Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum ($95, $125)
Florabotanica is the scent that was inspired by the garden full of blooming beautiful flowers that are also thorny and dangerous to the touch.
Notes: wild mint, carnation, Turkish rose, caladium leaves, white amber, vetiver.
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Gucci ‘Flora by Gucci Gracious Tuberose’ Eau de Toilette ($70, $100)
I usually try to stay away from overly floral fragrances, they feel way too sweet and romantic for my taste. But not this one. Part of Gucci Garden Collection, Gracious Tuberose, with its cocktail of green
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Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne ($55, $110)
Notes: nectarine, peach, cassis, acacia honey, plum, vetiver.
Nectarine Blossom & Honey Cologne is classic Jo Malone: all notes of the fragrance are out there on the bottle, and you can recognize each one of them
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Tom Ford Private Blend ‘Neroli Portofino’ Eau de Parfum ($195, $265)
I’ve been testing Tom Ford’s ‘Neroli Portofino’ for couple of weeks now, and still can’t wrap my mind around it. There’s nothing wrong with this fragrance – its notes are wonderfully exotic, and the blue bottle is a
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Chloe L’Eau de Chloe Eau de Toilette Spray ($65, $85)
I was never big on Chloe fragrances, there was that soapy character to them that I never appreciated. Because of that I wasn’t interested in trying their latest L’Eau de Chloe perfume until the bottle caught my attention. Mint green and
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Balenciaga L’Essence Eau de Parfum ($95-130)
I fell in love with all things violet lately – the flower, the color, the candles, the scent, Tom Ford ‘Violet Blonde’ perfume… Needless to say, I was intrigued by Balenciaga L’Essence with its fresh take on spring’s violet motifs.
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Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil Eau de toilette ($90-$125)
Created by the legendary Jean Claude Ellena for Hermes, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is a very strange and controversial type of fragrance. It falls into what I call it “cilantro syndrome” category, meaning that you either hate its
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Escada Rockin Rio
I can’t remember anybody who didn’t heart at least one of Escada’s numerous fragrances. In the early 2000s the company’s fruity florals were booming, which made us dream of island hopping every time we
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