The Scented Hound

Perfume blog with abbreviated perfume reviews & fragrance reviews.


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ByBozo Eternal Rainbow

WHAT I SMELL:  Eternal Rainbow opens with a brush of color with soft florals highlighted by a light rose tinged with blackberries that is soon met with a juicy grapefruit and warm citrus.  While that sounds like there is a lot going on, the perfume blends like a breeze.  And the opening is so wonderfully pretty and inviting with a wonderful depth and warmth that carries you in.  There’s a cottony lightness that bounces upon the fruit which seems to buzz with brightened energy without bursting forward as it tames its enthusiasm.  As Eternal Rainbow begins to settle, the florals remain, but the berries seem to dissipate as the grapefruit holds it own along with just a touch of herbs.  Here, the perfume resides in it’s own universe…not on the ground and not to the sky as if it shimmers in citrus and floral pink hued sweetness that lives in the background in the most beautiful of way.  The perfumes remains in this realm for quite some time before it retreats into a quiet vetiver topped with a light cottony musk.

From the ByBozo website:

Elusive Red flowers, juicy grapefruit, vetiver, laurel, topped with blackberries. A spectre of harmony. Clear, but elusive, gentle, ethereal. A pure rainbow will envelop you in its wing, giving lightness and inspiration. But if you want to see it, you can’t. Eternal Rainbow keeps its opening and middle notes secrets, creating a sense of intrigue upon first meeting. Want to catch it? Then what are you waiting for? Do it! And it’ll fly here and there, with its delicate colours shimmering.

Notes:  Vetiver, Laurel, Grapefruit, Floral notes, Blackberry

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  The perfume was named perfectly…Eternal Rainbow.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ETERNAL RAINBOW: calming, easy, delightful

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ETERNAL RAINBOW:  None found.

BOTTOM LINE:  Eternal Rainbow is one of those fantastic perfumes that leaves you surrounded in a beautiful aura.  The perfume doesn’t dominate nor disappear.  Instead, it remains a forcefield of peace that surrounds you throughout the day.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral Fruity
  • Note:  Paul Emilien
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense:  Prices starting at 58 Euros for 15ml eau de parfum

Sample courtesy of ByBozo Paris.  Opinion my own.


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Chanel PARIS-RIVIERA

WHAT I SMELL:  PARIS-RIVIERA opens with a soft creamy petitgrain that is quickly met with a sweet, vibrant and juicy neroli.  It’s fresh, energetic and a bit bubble-gummish as it feels a bit chewy.  But overall it’s incredibly sunny.  A sandalwood makes it way in to reveal a bit of pencil shaving along with the lightest of jasmine, which helps it migrate away from the orange a bit.  After a short time, a gauze of musk layers over the composition and it feels as if the perfume is contained in a muslin wrap designed to keep the flies off of the fruit that sits within a basket.  As the perfume continues to develop, it begins to sweeten which is welcomed as it makes the perfume just that more joyous.  And in a bit, a warmed woody base adds just the perfect resting place for this floral dream.   PARIS-RIVIERA is a delightfully pretty perfume.

From the Chanel website:

1928. Gabrielle Chanel builds her villa, La Pausa, on the Côte d’Azur, a few years after opening a new boutique in Cannes. With breathtaking landscapes, the French Riviera becomes the hot spot for society. The sweetness and excitement of this life is captured by the floral and solar scent of PARIS-RIVIERA.

A burst of zesty Sicilian orange interlaced with petitgrain reveals soft, subtle notes of jasmine and neroli. Sandalwood and musk add a touch of warmth for a scent as radiant as the Mediterranean sun.

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  A summer picnic under the orange trees.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE PARIS-RIVIERA:  fresh, dreamy, uncomplicated

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PARIS-RIVIERA:  My Woman Stuff, Fragroom.com

BOTTOM LINE:  Chanel does fresh better than anyone else.  This perfume is no exception.  PARIS-RIVIERA is the perfect summer scent.  No, actually it’s the perfect scent to wear whenever you need a mood booster no matter the time of year and I love it!

  • Bone Rating:  4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent:  Floral Fruity
  • Nose:  Olivier Polge
  • Classification: Leans feminine
  • Expense: Starting at $90 for 1.7 oz. eau de toilette


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Hermetica Eterniris

WHAT I SMELL:  Eterniris opens with a soft suede that’s lightly sugared and slightly creamy as the iris makes its way in with a buttery finish.  It’s incredibly soothing, yet full of life.  An herbal tone adds a dimension that moves the perfume towards the forest as a cedarwood follows right behind the mixture of herbs.  At this point, the perfume begins to warm and radiate and deepen.   As the journey towards the forest continues, the perfume moves more to the chypre with a dry powder that pushes the perfume off of the skin.  The perfume is unique, absolutely intoxicating and a rather stunning forcefield of a perfume because it seems to wrap you up in its enticing elixir.  After quite some time, a quiet and subdued rose pulses occasionally from the middle of the fragrance adding a floral note as the iris seems to be cocooned in the middle of the wood.  But lily of the valley is the floral center that keeps the perfume in the pretty with it’s soft and demure persona.  Much later, a light smoky incense oud begins to line the bottom of the wood.  Ever so soft, it provides the perfect base for the beautiful florals making Eterniris a serenely beautiful creation.

From the Hermetica website:

ETERN(ITY): endless time, a boundless, perpetual expanse, an unknown voyage. For a fragrance, it is about continually prolonging the olfactory thrill, patiently accompanying it with a trail, never losing the thread of iris, stretching it out. Eternity on the horizon, Eterniris immortalises a powdery, woody, refined, sensual ideal on the skin. As if in slow motion, suspended, radiating a magnetic force, ever so gently.

The Eau de Parfum Eterniris leads you in a most surprising composition: the concrete of iris plays a totally new duet with the oud oil. this perfume shows all its uniqueness and richness by revealing a white bouquet thanks to the lily of the valley molecule.

Complementary notes: pepper, bulgarian rose oil, jasmine, raspberry, cedarwood, geranium, orris, nutmeg, clove, musk, amber, vetiver, vanilla, tonka, myrrh, patchouli oil

WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  An ancient wooden boat that has been infused with the smells of years of the selling of herbs, spices and flowers.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ETERNIRIS:  serene, wise, stunning

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ETERNIRIS:  None found.

BOTTOM LINE:  Eterniris is an incredibly beautiful perfume.  Its’ soft florals supported by serene incensed wood is just what’s needed for these continually chaotic times.

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
  • Scent: Floral Fruity
  • Classification: Unisex
  • Expense:  Starting at $100 for 50 ml eau de parfum

Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary.