Thorn & Bloom Savage Garden is one of those perfumes that plays up the cool, minty aspect of white florals. And when perfumes do that, it’s like they play up the “wildness” of florals like ylang-ylang.
Savage Garden opens with tangled wild weeds and ylang-ylang. The ylang in this is cool, minty. Tarragon gives the impression of a “cool anise”. It’s like anise but greener and cooler. Savage Garden wears as a cool, herbal white floral. It eventually dries down to bitter herbs and… Continue reading | 6 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 8.17.15
Question of the Week: What do you think of the current ‘90s revival in beauty and fashion?
EauMG’s Answer: I love it. I’m getting older so I was going to be nostalgic for my “younger” days anyway. I also think it’s very flattering to see the young’uns thinking my generation was so darn cool. And in reality, we weren’t really. But, I think it’s flattering, cute and naive. And lip liner is back so I feel comfortable
Odin 06 Amanu is a perfume inspired by Mediterranean Turkish landscapes. For me, this is one of those perfumes where the inspiration doesn’t match up at all to how I perceive it. Does this “ruin” Amanu for me? Not at all. If anything it reiterates that fragrance is enjoyable because all of our experiences and unique perceptions.
Amanu opens like green citrus, almost like orange segments on ice. Amanu becomes a sharp cedar and a cool, green, gummy galbanum. The heart adds of Southeastern-style florals… Continue reading | 4 Comments
DSH Perfumes is a Colorado-based indie perfume line. In honor of Colorado’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana¹, this perfume line has launched four weed-centric perfumes. It’s like perfume, politics and social commentary all in one little collection.
The Green House has notes of leafy green notes, vetiver, aldehdyes, violet and cannabis accord.
So, The Green House smells like freshly cut grass and well, freshly cut “grass”. It’s marijuana and mounds of… Continue reading | 6 Comments