Moresque is an Italian luxury fragrance line that looks to the past for inspiration, with a focus on the historical overlaps between European and Arab cultures. Moresque’s White Collection was launched in 2015 and captures a mood of elegance and refinement in its compositions, which are created by perfumer Andrea (Thero) Casotti in dialogue with Moresque’s founder, Cindy Guillemant. Here are three of those perfumes, sparked by sensory and emotional impressions of sweet delicacies, beautiful women, and a royal poet.


Diademas name refers to diadems, the jeweled headbands worn exclusively by monarchs and other sovereign rulers. A diadem signifies absolute authority, but this fragrance isn’t cold or haughty: instead, it’s a lush gourmand that brings a smile to its wearer’s face. If you’re looking for a sophisticated cherry perfume, a gourmand that balances sweetness with depth, Diadem is a must-try. It opens with a boozy, slightly bitter cherry note that turns sweeter as the fragrance evolves, meeting up with an almond-y heart of ylang ylang. Lastly, Diadem’s base of benzoin and vanilla suggests caramel, that burned-sugar treat whose name possibly derives from the Arabic phrase kurat al milh or “ball of sweet salt.” Mingled here with seasonal summer fruits and tropical flowers, this caramel note makes Diadem a rich, sparkling temptation of a fragrance.



For Moreta, Moresque turns to the Iberian peninsula, with a term that’s a Spanish endearment for a strikingly beautiful woman. Its composition is appropriately centered around the concept of orange trees in bloom—a seasonal sight and smell that have given Spain’s Costa del Azahar, or  “orange blossom coast,” its name. Moreta’s bouquet of fresh orange flowers, topped with mouth-watering citrus zest, is a flirtatious evocation of warm late-spring evenings and effervescent cocktails. Yet Moreta also has an earthier side, thanks to its long-lasting background of white musk and cedar. Fans of Kilian’s gourmand-floral Love, Don’t Be Shy will also want to spend time with Moreta, getting to know its mix of brightness and sweetness. Orange blossoms possess a nectar that lures bees into their petals; this perfume attracts admirers in a similar way, drawing them closer to its luscious core.


Moresque takes a literary approach to this perfume, which the brand describes as “an olfactory allegory to the princess and poet Tamima, wife of the Almoravid sultan Ali ibn Yusuf of Morocco.” Tamima pays homage to Morocco’s terrain by suggesting local flora such as eucalyptus, sage, sun-warmed oranges, and the tree resin that’s transformed into aromatic frankincense. This is a sharp, lively fragrance signaling confidence and accomplishment. It feels very contemporary, thanks both to its oud note (everything old is new again!) and its use of cashmeran, resulting in a woody-musky amber with glints of citrus. The Almoravid dynasty marked a fruitful period in Moroccan literature. As a nod to a female voice in the poetry of that era, Tamima is a refined and persuasive verse, packaged in the elegant form of Moresque’s White Collection bottle.

More Moresque musings to come!


Holiday Bundles at MaxAroma

Last week we had a poll on our Instagram and asked you if you’d like to see pocket perfume bundles and the majority of you said yes. I’m happy to say this week we have added many Holiday Bundles and we will add more.

They make a perfect stocking stuffer for holidays but also, they are great if you’d like to experience a brand but don’t know where to start. In that sense, you can gift them to yourself as a trial bundle. You will also save money by buying the bundle rather than buying the same 3 pocket perfumes and, who doesn’t want to save money, especially in the holiday season.

Each bundle comes with 3 pocket perfumes that are the best sellers of the brand. Here are some examples of what we currently have but remember we are adding more each week. Hurry up and get yours because these are limited edition and we have free shipping in the U.S.


Creed Bundle for Men includes:

Creed Green Irish Tweed Eau de Parfum 8 ml
Creed Bois du Portugal Eau de Parfum 8 ml
Creed Erolfa Eau de Parfum 8 ml

Chanel Bundle for Women Includes:

Chanel Chance EDP 8 ml
Chanel Coco Chanel EDP 8 ml
Chanel Chance Eau Vive EDP 8 ml

Atelier Cologne Bundle for Men & Women

Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue 8 ml
Atelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli Cologne Absolue 8 ml
Atelier Cologne Trefle Pur Cologne Absolue 8 ml


Whoever receives these as a gift will love it. They are great to toss in your bag, have in your carry on or just put on your vanity.

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September Empties

Welcome to another part of our Empties series, where we tell you which of our Pocket Perfumes were the most popular in the month of September.

YSL Jazz 

Fragrance notes are Geranium, Coriander, Rose, Carrot, Jasmine, and Oak.

 This Item is sold out!
The fragrance has top notes of Cumin, Heliotrope, and Bergamot. Middle notes are bitter almond, lavender, sage and jasmine with base notes of sandalwood, vanilla and amber.
Full Bottle: $24
Pocket Perfume: $9.99
Top notes are coriander, lavender, galbanum, tea, grapefruit, neroli, petitgrain, and bergamot; middle notes are nutmeg, pepper, balsam fir, guaiac wood, brazilian rosewood and cardamom; base notes are iris, sandalwood, musk, oakmoss, and cedar.
Full Bottle: $34.65
Pocket Perfume: $9.99
Acqua Fiorentina by Creed is a mixture of greengage plum and bergamot. The heart blooms with rose, pink carnation, Calabrian lemon on a warm base of Virginia cedar wood and Indian sandalwood.
Full Bottle: $135
Pocket Perfume: $14.99

Fragrance notes are Raspberry, Saffron, Thyme, Frankincense, Jasmine, Artemisia, Suede, Wood, Amber, and Leather.

Full Bottle: $63
Pocket Perfume: $10.50

This fresh and aromatic scent is a modern and masculine blend of Gin, Vodka, Passion Fruit, Fern Mint, Ginger, Black Pepper, Lime Caviar, Leather, Spices, Amber, and King Wood.

 This Item is sold out.
Top notes are apricot, plum, and coconut; middle notes are tuberose, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, Brazilian rosewood, and caraway; base notes are sandalwood, almond, vanilla, and musk.
Full Bottle: $57.84


June Empties

We are back with another empties post.  So read along to see which bottles were emptied by our pocket perfumes during June.


1. Eau de Pamplemousse Rose Hermes Unisex

The hesperidin theme, conveyed here by the grapefruit, takes on new life when infused with the rose. A fine balance of materials is struck, with the citrus setting the tone in harmony with the radiant gossamer of the flower.

2. Creed Aventus for Men

This popular fruity and tropical designer fragrance is a blend of Black Currant, Bergamot, Apple, and Pineapple. One of our most popular men’s fragrances.
Full Bottle: $211.00
Pocket Perfume: $23.25

3. Versace Man Eau Fraiche

This fresh and aquatic scent is a sophisticated blend of Lemon, Bergamot, Rosewood, and Rose.
Full Bottle: $33.99
Pocket Perfume: $5.5

4. Amouage Reflection for Men

Fragrance notes are water violet, purple freesia, tropical green leaves, magnolia, and jasmine.
Full Bottle: $144.00
Pocket Perfume: $10.75

5. Versace Bright Crystal Absolu for Women

This perfume is a blend of Yuzu, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Peony, Magnolia, Lotus Flower, Amber, Deep Acajou Wood,& Bright Musk.
Full Bottle: $40.95
Pocket Perfume: $10.95



MontBlanc Legend Men Fragrance


MONTBLANC Legend man is confident and charismatic; he is effortlessly seductive and lives his feelings. MONTBLANC Legend Eau de Toilette is the incarnation of a decisively masculine fragrance, both modern and timeless, with depth, modernity and the right amount of discreet mystery. A fresh fougère with top notes that are lively, bright and clean; magnetic heart notes with a woody-floral aspect; and a dry down with an unforgettable signature of tonka beans and sandalwood. Class in a bottle!
Top Note:  Fresh pineapple, lemon verbena, Italian Bergamot & lavender.

Heart Note:  Coumarin, oak moss, geranium, rose, red apple & dried fruits.

Base Note:  Sandalwood & Tonka beans.


(SOS) Snippet of the Scent:


Montblanc Legend Men Fragrance  –

The best word to describe LEGEND is Crisp. yes a crisp aromatic fougere for men. It is a luscious mix of interesting notes and accords of fruits and delicate florals with a lovely dry down. Delicious, Fruity, Luminous, Popular (universal appeal), Fresh and Romantic at the same time.

Reminiscent and compared by many to it’s counter-part from Abercrombie&Fitch ”Fierce”, yes, there are similarities but the Montblanc offering is a much more refined, sophisticated and mature fragrance, a better scent all-around. A must have if you like to smell classy, sophisticated and yet playful! Great for all year-round, can be used as a signature scent for sure, will garner you many compliments!

 This Style: Summed in 3 words!
Confidence, Class & Charisma.



Top Niche Perfume Brands That Need Your Attention Right Now

Niche Perfumes Brands

A very important part of your persona and identity, niche perfumes communicate much more than your demeanor or clothes. As you speak, lounge or try to impress, these fragrances attract the attention of others, even before they get to know you. Good smells impact human sensory experiences, give off certain vibes, and evoke memories too. Because of this, desirable or otherwise, fashion brands are inextricably weaving fragrances into their brands, employing models that impress, and trying their best for luring in new customers. Acqua di Gio, Polo Sport, or Light Blue…. The list of niche fragrances is indeed endless.

Here, we round up some of the most coveted contemporary and centuries-old houses that are known for their customized, popular, as well as made-to-measure scents. So, if you are still hooked on to Axe, it’s time to move on dude!

Annick Goutal


Annick Goutal, a well-known name in French High Perfumery, boasts of experienced own in-house perfumers. This brand sticks to the highest metrics of authenticity and quality by making everything, from conceptualization of scents to packaging, in France (exclusively and on their own). The niche perfumes offered by this brand are the handiwork of expert craftsmen.

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9 Most Popular Fragrances for Men & Women That You Must Try

Most Popular Fragrances for Men WomenIn 1988, Elizabeth Taylor gave her name to the first ever celebrity fragrance, thereby triggering off a spate of popular perfumes that money can buy. With more and more different perfumes making it to retail counters and online perfume stores, how in the world would you know which ones are worth your money and time? So, get started on some of the most popular fragrances that serve to be the right choice for many!


Arguably one of the most loved and iconic fragrances of the world! Launched in 1921, Chanel No. 5 was the privilege of select customers then, and hit women (and their men) from the very start. Packed with the goodness of jasmine and rose, Chanel No. 5’s formula has not seen much changes since it first appeared on the racks.

Chanel No. 5
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