Fragrance Reviews

House of Matriarch Blackbird Fragrance Review

* Imagine walking into a circle of people smoking pot in the forest. That’s the top note – weed residue floating in the air of sappy spruce and pine trees.

* Flashback – field trip in college to the mountains of East Tennessee and I ended up with stoner friends. Lovely scent memory.

* The smell of weed gets stronger and more dense while turning sweeter and skankier at the same time.

Fragrance Reviews

Hiram Green Moon Bloom Fragrance Review

* Kaboom – this isn’t a bloom but an explosion of strong white florals. A sexy tuberose and a dirty, slutty jasmine are fighting for the spotlight.

* Projection is incredibly strong. We are talking Slumberhouse, Tom Ford Private Blend, I can’t believe this is a natural – kind of strong.

* Tuberose stays the focus as it mellows a little bit and is joined by spicy carnations and ylang. There is a hint of spice and fruit in there, but that is the element of the flowers coming in.

* As it gets sweeter, it also moves closer to the skin.

* Vanilla and coconut sweeten the tuberose for a long-lasting base.

Summary: I am not afraid of a big tuberose as I love to wear Honores des Pres Vamp a NY. Moon Bloom is not that big but it is as substantial. If you are afraid of white florals, this is not for you. Although I am describing the base as being sweet, it is not sickly or overwhelmingly sweet – it is simply coming into focus. The strength of the scent makes me surprised to learn that it is a natural botanic fragrance. Longevity has it lasting easily more than 8 hours and as a skin scent past the 10 hour mark. I wouldn’t recommend this for a formal office but could see it working in a more creative office, if applied sparingly. It is seductive and a bit brazen on the top, but it warms down to a sweet and loving base – kinda like when you crack through the hard exterior of someone and find they have a sweet loving soul inside. It’s the Bianca del Rio of fragrance.

Other Opinions:

Eau MG

Smelly Thoughts
Perfume-Smellin Things
Olfactoria’s Travel
Peffume Shrine
Living Pretty Naturally
Ca Fleure Bon
Australian Perfume Junkies
The Silver Fox
Chemist in the Bittle
Candy Perfume Boy

Hiram Green Moon Bloom is available from the Hiram Green Website.

Disclaimer: Sample provided by perfumer. Image courtesy of Hiram Green Website.


The Men’s Soap Shop Bergamot Shaving Set Review


* The Body Care set consists of body soap, shaving soap, and aftershave.

* The body soap lathers up nicely and leaves a clean feeling without a soapy film.

Fragrance Reviews

Esscentual Alchemy Orange Chocolate Roses Fragrance Review


* This decadent treat starts off smelling like expensive orange chocolates.