I picked up the Floraiku discovery set last week, so here’s my first impression of (more or less) the entire line from the house. Floraiku are an offshoot from MEMO of African Leather fame, with gorgeous presentations but STEEP price tags.
Here’s a video with some ideas on how to train your nose when picking notes and analysing fragrances, a handy skill for perfume as a hobby and a foundational and indispensable skill for a perfumer. Just an idea for a video from a comment I read last week. Wouldn’t say I’m an authority myself, but we’re all just learning together eh.
Here’s a thing. A version of Lalique Encre Noire for people with too much money to burn… Also for people like me with less money to burn but an insatiable love for that sweet dark wood. Made by the same perfumer as Encre Noire, this is a blatant re-hash of a classic formula minus the Iso E Super bomb and with a little bit of jazz to tart it up.