Category Archives: vanilla

Shroff Vanilla Balsam take 2

The last time I reviewed Shroff Vanilla Balsam, it struck me as dry and didn’t really appeal to me. Now I find it delightfully light and crisp with a subtle sweetness and soft vanilla presence. The wood base is still … Continue reading

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Shroff Vanilla Balsam

An unusual take on vanilla, Shroff Vanilla Balsam is surprisingly dry and soft. The name would suggest something dripping and sticky with tolu balsam or balsam of Peru (both have a vanilla like smell), but this is a masala based … Continue reading

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The Mother’s Golden Fragrances Review

After reading the glowing reviews for The Mother’s Nag Champa series on Olfactory Rescue Service, I decided to give their Golden (or premium line) a try. The Golden incenses¬† come in 15 different scents: Golden Amber Golden Autumn Leaves Golden … Continue reading

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