The Different Company Le 15 ~ quick fragrance review

The Different Company Le 15

Time flies, and niche brands proliferate. The Different Company turns 15 this year, which makes them nearly antediluvian in perfume time. They’re marking the milestone with Le 15, a new “mystical composition” inspired by palo santo, the South American tree used as an aromatic incense, and believed by some to have medicinal and sacred properties.1

The opening is gorgeous: bright citrus and petitgrain grounded by a fair dusting of nutmeg…

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The Different Company I Miss Violet ~ fragrance review

The Different Company I Miss Violet

I Miss Violet is the latest from French niche line The Different Company, working with perfumer Bertrand Duchaufour (shown above left). It’s a unisex floral / vegetal leather, and the brand’s description is reasonably close to reality:

Discover a vegetal leather accord at the heart and the base of the sillage. Bertrand Duchaufour creates the fragrance like a sculptor and brings out green notes with the freshness of basil and tangerine right behind a vibrant and sparkling champagne note…

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5 perfumes: April is the cruellest month


Last Friday I wrote about 5 pretty floral fragrances for spring. But spring, of course, isn’t just about pretty flowers. Today, five somewhat quirkier / more offbeat takes on the season.1 Many of these suggestions came from reader comments, but do add any more that you can think of!

CB I Hate Perfume M#2 Black March: A fantastic fragrance that I’ve already included in 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try. The notes — rain drops, leaf buds, wet twigs, tree sap, bark, mossy earth and the faintest hint of spring — pretty much cover all the bases for early spring…

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