On YouTube my channel goes under the name Talking Scents. You’ll find some crossover with the written and video reviews. Whilst the method of delivery may differ, the opinions will largely be the same.
Video: Floraiku Discovery Set – First Impressions
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.
Video: Beaufort London – Couer de Noire Review
Another challenging little stink water from beaufort London, this time Coeur De Noir, which means Black Heart in French, for the record… Almost romantic.
Video: Gallivant – London Review
Here’s a review of one of my recent finds that I really enjoyed, Gallivant London. It’s a dandy Rose fragrance with an eccentric, rough animalic leather edge. Not quite the London that I know, but a good version none the less.
Video: Xerjoff – Cavour One Review
Here’s a little peek at one of the exclusive Xerjoff fragrances from the Shooting Stars lineup, Cavour One. Exclusive (sort of…) to the Turin Boutique, it’s a classy, refined, quite seductive scent. Pretty good tbf, it’s got some unique top notes in Quince and White Peach.
Video: How to train your nose for perfume & perfumery
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.
Video: Mon Guerlain First Impressions
This weeks Sunday Sample pulled out Mon Guerlain by Guerlain. A pretty dull fragrance all told, but done well all the same. Not something I’d wear ever again, but I can see the point of this in Guerlains lineup. Probably worth a skip, this one, if I’m honest…
Video: Beaufort London – Rake & Ruin Review
Here’s another Beaufort London fragrance that I sampled today, this time, Rake and Ruin. It’s a smokey, ashy, leathery, pile of filth and really quite nice!
Video: Rouge Bunny Rouge – Silhouette Review
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.