About Mistress of Scents

Perfumed Reviews and Fragrant Reflections on Scent

Marcy Goldman


Bakers
are alchemists of another ilk. As a master baker and pastry chef and cookbook author, I've dealt with flour and flowers for a long time. To me, both are just starting points to seduce the senses and bring solace to the soul. What starts in the kitchen can end in the boudoir or infuse a home with well-being. Join me on a fragrant path; become inspired by scent. Learn, dream, inhale and awaken your sleeping senses. If it has anything to do with fragrance - world class perfumes, essential oils and earthy organics, potions, tonics and elixirs, you'll find it here.


June 3, 2016


Acqua di Parma
Iris Nobile


Younger than springtime is this fragrance....



Iris Nobile, launched in 2006, opens with the freshness of citrus (mandarin, orange, bergamot) laced with star anis. It blossoms into a bouquet of orange blossom, ylang-ylang and a chorus of tuberose, mimosa and cedar nuance in the heart, anchored by amber, vanilla, oakmoss and patchouli.  It is a delicate, cool and feminine fragrance that captures the elusive iris like no other house has been able to do. Airy and romantic, it does feature some unique warmth in the woodsy accords. This is a one-of-a-kind iconic fragrance that only Acqua di Parma could create.
http://www.acquadiparma.com/en/

Top Notes
Citrus, mandarin, orange, bergamot
Star Anise
Orange Blossom
Ylang-ylang

Heart Notes
Tuberose
Mimosa
Woodsy Cedar
Mimosa

Base Notes
Amber
Vanilla
Oakmoss
Patchouli

May 17, 2016

Marina de Bourbon Romance and Sophistication

Marina de Bourbon
http://www.mdebourbon.com/

Years ago I bought a perfume the perfume shop keeper said would elicit a marriage proposal. I am still single but I am newly in love with the brand. I have the Marina Classique and also have branched out to try their gorgeous Marina Tendre Reverence.

French perfumes are notably sophisticated and complex, exemplifying impressive perfume history and tradition. On occasion, they are also sexy and sensual but none are all that, as well as innately romantic and feminine as the Marina de Bourbon line.Here’s my two current favorites, Marina de Bourbon Classique and Marina de Bourbon Reverence.

Marina Classique is the iconic flagship perfume and it’s kept current and utterly delightful. It is fruity and floral with a light touch and is almost effervescent with fragrant charm. It suits girls and women and that elusive feminine persona in-between.

Top Notes

Watermelon
Blackcurrant
Lemon

Heart Notes

Jasmine
Passion Fruit
Ylang Ylang

Base Notes
Peach
Raspberry Vanilla
Exotic Fruits



Marina de Bourbon Tendre Reverence is a sensual stroll into juicy fruits, gorgeous classic florals and a rounding warm notes of musk, sandalwood and vanilla. This is less playful and innocently flirty; it is rather seductive and assured and a perfect late day and evening perfume.

Top Notes
Bergamot
Cassis
Peach

Heart Notes

Pink Peony
Magnolia
Frosted Violet

Base Notes
Sandalwood
Musk
Vanilla




May 16, 2016

The Body Shop Black Musk Perfume

For quiet seduction, Black Musk is the perfect potion.


Who isn't a fan of The Body Shop? They make great products and have more than one amazing cause they stand behind and fully support. They care about their consumers and they care about the global village and the planet.

The Black Musk Perfume is for the quiet seductress, Captivating, feminine notes of bambinella pear, intensified by pink pepper and bergamot. Embraced by heliotrope with an aphrodisiac lilt of luscious liquorice. This eau de parfum is further deepened by black vanilla and black musk accords.