Scent Apprentice

ScentApprentice.com is your guide to all things scented. We’re here to answer every question you might have had about perfumes. Want to know how many sprays of a fragrance to wear, or how to wash perfume out of your eyes? Or are you just curious about where perfume comes from and how it’s made? No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered - from how-to guides, lists and reviews of the top fragrances on the market, or answers to your burning perfume questions.

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Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir Eau de Parfum Review

“Blue” fragrances are all the rage these days. Between Dior’s Sauvage and its many iterations, Chanel’s Bleu de Chanel, YSL Y EDP, and Dolce & Gabbana’s K and Light Blue (among many others), the blue fragrance marketplace is crowded to say the least. Almost every major designer house has released their own take on the…

Guerlain Santal Royal Review

The French heritage perfume house Guerlain is no stranger to incredible scents. Founded in 1828, nearly two hundred years ago, Guerlain has created some of the most iconic and enduring classics in all of French perfume history, including such staples as Jicky, Shalimar, Mistsouko, Vetiver, Habit Rouge, and many, many more.  Of course, a lot…

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How to Spot Fake Black Opium Perfume

Yves Saint-Laurent is one of the most iconic designers of the 20th century. His brand remains incredibly popular across the world, from clothing and accessories to perfumes. The dazzling success of YSL’s most emblematic perfume, Black Opium, has attracted the jealousy of counterfeiters creating and selling fake versions of the fragrance. How do you know…

Azzaro Wild Mint Review

French designer brand Azzaro has been one of the major names in mainstream fragrance for decades. While they might not enjoy the same level of popularity like bigshot brands such as Chanel or Dior, fragrances like Pour Homme, Acteur, Chrome, Visit, and Azzaro 9 are widely considered to be landmarks.  Azzaro Wild Mint is the…

Zoologist Squid Review

Canadian niche brand Zoologist Perfumes has made quite the splash in the fragrance world since its founding in 2013. Zoologist’s focus is on recreating the scent of a given animal’s environment, and sometimes even their diet.  Bat, for example, conjures up the dark, subterranean homes of the titular animal, but juxtaposes it with the tropical…

Costume National Scent Intense Review

Italian designer brand Costume National has made a name for themselves in the fragrance world with their unique, sometimes avant-garde creations. Releases like Costume National Homme (the parfum version of which I reviewed here), 21, Soul, and Cyber Garden are widely acclaimed by fragrance aficionados for their niche quality and daring scent profiles.  Scent Intense,…

How To Spot Fake Creed Perfumes

French brand Creed has established itself as one of the most popular and prestigious niche fragrance brands on the market, with landmark releases like Aventus and Green Irish Tweed practically defining trends in fragrance as a whole.  But with great success comes inevitable imitation. Creed is without a doubt the most “cloned” fragrance brand on…

How To Spot a Fake YSL Perfume

French designer brand Yves Saint Laurent, also known as YSL, is one of the most established and iconic houses on the market, both in fragrance and fashion.  Of course, success doesn’t come without challenges, especially in the age of the Internet. An abundance of scammers have seen fit to capitalize on the YSL name and…