Tuesday, November 24, 2015

My TOP Vanilla Fragrances + Twisted Lily $20 Gift Card DRAW (CLOSED)

Thanks to the generosity of Twisted Lily, we are offering ONE lucky reader a chance to win a $20 gift card which can be used towards a full bottle purchase ($50 minimum) of any of the fragrances mentioned in the video. To enter, you must subscribe to Brooklyn Fragrance Lover on YouTube, LIKE the Twisted Lily Facebook page, then leave a comment (here and/or YouTube. Extra entry by LIKING the Brooklyn Fragrance Lover Facebook page ) with what your favorite vanilla perfume is. A winner will be announced in a week. Happy Thanksgiving, and good luck.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Winner of Zoologist Hummingbird Sample Is.....

Random.org has chosen reader Samira as the winner of  Zoologist Hummingbird sample. Congrats! Please send an email with your shipping information to bklynfragrancelover@gmail.com. A big thank you to Victor Wong.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Raymond Matts INTERVIEW with Suzanne from Nezbar + Aura de Parfum Giveaway

I had never heard of Raymond Matts, that is until I read a review of his line written by my good friend Mark Behnke at Colognoisseur. After reading Mark's reviews, I knew right then and there that I had to get my nose on Raymond Matts Aura de Parfum collection.

I was able to find Mr. Matts on Facebook and quickly sent a friend request which he accepted. After chatting with him a few times, I learned that he was a 30 year veteran of the fragrance industry and was behind many hits such as Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Clinique Happy for Him and Her, Tommy Hilfiger fragrances, and many others.

Having seen many of my Brooklyn Fragrance Lover posts on Facebook, he was impressed with  my energy and genuine passion for perfume. He reached out to me about meeting up to go over his line. It took a few months to finally meet, since we both have very busy schedules, but we finally did on September 3, 2015.

We met at a Starbucks across the street from my job, and he took me through the entire line as well as telling me all about the creation process. It was a wonderful meeting at which I learned invaluable behind the scenes information, such as that he doesn't brief the perfumers he works with. Instead, he presents emotions, sensations, and experiences and builds the perfume from there. The perfumers he chose to work on his premier collection were Annie Buzantian, Jean Claude Delville, Christophe Laudamiel, and Olivier Gillotin. When our meeting came to end, he graciously left me with generous samples of his collection.

I was planning on doing a written review, but I was so impressed with his presentation at our meeting, I thought it would be better to shoot an interview/presentation video for Brooklyn Fragrance Lover subscribers so that they could experience what I did. My friend Suzanne from Nezbar joined us as well.

Thanks to the generosity of Raymond Matts, we are offering one lucky reader a chance to win a full 50ml bottle of any Raymond Matts Aura de Parfum of your choice. To enter, leave only ONE comment either here on YouTube with which fragrance interests you the most. You can check out the whole line here. A winner will be chosen by random.org in about a week. Thanks for reading (and watching). Good Luck!

Friday, November 6, 2015

NEW Zoologist Perfumes Hummingbird REVIEW + Sample DRAW

Zoologist Perfumes is a Canadian niche perfume brand launched in 2014, founded by Victor Wong who also serves as creative director. The line was very well received in the fragrance community, of which Mr Wong is very much active in.

The first three fragrances released were Beaver composed by Chris Bartlett, Panda and Rhinoceros which were composed by Paul Kiler. I did a house spotlight video last year which you can view here.

For Zoologist Perfumes latest release called Hummingbird, Victor has partnered with revered indie perfumer Shelley Waddington.

Hummingbird is a delightful blend of fruity nectar and light floral notes. It is airy and innocent, and for lack of a better word, pretty. Shelley Waddington has created a delicately balanced composition of notes. Having worked with Shelley on New York Man for The PLP Project, where in my opinion she demonstrates her flair to compose a *manly man* fragrance, here she pulls it back 2 notches and gives us a completely wearable *girly girl* fragrance. Well done!

Thanks to the generosity of Victor, we are offering one lucky reader a chance to win a sample of Hummingbird. To be entered, all you have to do is leave one comment with your favorite Zoologist Perfumes, OR your favorite creation by Shelley Waddington. One winner will be chosen by random.org in about a week. Good Luck, and thanks for reading.

DISCLAIMER: This review was based on a sample sent by the company. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Playlist of Jean et Claude Videos

I've created a playlist of all Jean et Claude videos on my Brooklyn Fragrance Lover YouTube channel. You can find it here. You can visit and LIKE their Facebook page here.

If you haven't already you can subscribe to my YouTube page here.

As always, thank you for your support.