Mandragore by Annick Goutal…A Truly Unique Scent, Space NK

Mandragore by Annick Goutal…is a wonderfully unique scent. As I may have mentioned, the further we slip into Autumn’s realm the more I gravitate towards a more captivating aroma as opposed to the overtly feminine scents. Encompassing some of my favorite olfactory partners of citrus, bergamot, black pepper, star anis, ginger, and iris, Mandragore is a unisex winter winner! x

Chanel Coco Noir

I for one am super intrigued about this revamp of the Coco fragrance. For some reason, the “nose” at Chanel told me nothing of his plans to expand upon this line, pffff!  Frankly, Coco Noir could smell like a rancid carrot, I just want that bottle pride of place in my bathroom. Anyway, I’m off to a fragrance counter and I suggest you do the same.


I have recently rediscovered Marc Jacob’s beautifully sweet fragrance: Blush. With an overlay of floral notes, powdery sandalwood, Moroccan jasmine and orange blossom this is a very feminine fragrance I will come back to for many years to come. Those who prefer a more heady aroma should look to the Blush Intense version.

Acqua Di Parma: Colonia

So I am back in love with the ever timeless Cologne, the original eau de cologne from the world renowned Italian perfume house of Acqua di Parma. This fragrance never ages.  A unisex scent, Colonia brings to mind balmy summer nights in the South of France.  Before bed, I would spritz myself with this after a cold shower in a bid to keep cool. It seemed to do the trick! x

Wanted for Summer: Creed Perfume, Virgin Island Water

creed perfume, niche scent, jo malone

An intoxicating blend of Sicilian White Bergamot, Jamaican Lime, Sicilian Mandarin, this is what the Caribbean smells like! Think of the sweet aromas of fruit carried on the breeze, intermixed with the coconut oils of various intermingled sun creams and expensive perfume and there you have the ultimate holiday fragrance… simply bliss in a bottle. x

Redécouvert…Joy by Jean Patou

New Week, Old Scent; Fracas by Robert Piguet

First launched in 1948 and then reissued in 1998 Fracas by Robert Piguet encapsulates Parisian style par excellence. As you may know, (no, then what have you been doing all this time?), I have an ever increasing love of the Tuberose accord. With top notes of jasmine, jonquil, gardenia, Bulgarian rose and orange flower and a base of sandalwood and musk, Fracas is a classically feminine floral scent with an edge. This is quite a “grown up” scent. Have you ever seen those grande dames of Paris in their Chanel two-piece coiffed to within an inch of their lives? Well this is their aroma so to speak, and if it’s good enough for them… x