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May 2019

  • À Ce Soir – floral and balsamic and beautifully sweet

    Image - Pont des Arts, Paris -

  • OUD Silk Mood – A different oud experience

    When I was handed a decant of OUD Silk Mood a while ago, I delayed opening it for  quite a while. The “oud’ part in the name triggered a definite frisson, in a negatuve way like chalk on a blackboard, an acknowledgment that oud seems to be everywhere, including mainstream now. But the fact that it was from Maison Francis Kurkdjian prompted my inner Perfume Voice: “Open it, you fool! What are you waiting for?”