Hiram Green Dilettante EDP Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Dilettante

Hiram Green is a small line of natural, artisanal fragrances that I’d describe as “slow fragrances”. I compare them to Slow Food where you can taste the difference because of the ingredients used and the time put into them. This isn’t a brand that launches a new fragrance every six weeks. It’s a line that embraces natural ingredients and doesn’t launch fragrances until they’re “just right”.

I really like the other two releases from Hiram Green, Moon Bloom and Shangri-La. As someone that loves… Continue reading

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin EDT Perfume Review

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

It’s that time in summer where I try really hard not to complain but it’s like 100° and I’m fed up with the summer’s oppression. This is the time of the year where I have to be careful with which perfumes I wear because something that I usually love can quickly become “too much”. As boring as it sounds, I wear citrus or herbal scents.

Lime Basil and Mandarin opens as a green… Continue reading

Chabaud Innocente Fragilite EDP Perfume Review

Chabaud Innocente Fragilite

Chabaud Innocente Fragilité is a floral perfume that is a “tribute to purity”. When it comes to purity, I could care less unless we’re talking about potable water or the tubes of lipstick I’m buying at Sephora (for real, what makes people play in the items when there are testers out?!). When I think of flowers, I don’t think of purity either. In fact, I’ve always viewed flowers as if they were predators – attracting insects to do their pollination. Many parts of flowers are poisonous to animals… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee EDP Perfume Review

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

From the name to the copy,  Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée brings to mind van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. I’m always surprised when brands commit to such boldness. This is an iconic painting easily recognized that often pops up in our popular culture. It’s been discussed in every Art History 101 class. People have spent years researching and interpreting it. When one chooses such an inspiration, it comes with a lot of expectations. And in the world of perfume, expectations do you no favors.

Nuit Étoilée opens with cool mint leaves and… Continue reading | 8 Comments

Jennifer Lopez Still EDP Perfume Review

Jennifer Lopez Still

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Due to popular demand, I put together a list of “My Most Complimented” perfumes. The #1 perfume on that list was this cheap celebrity scent, Jennifer Lopez Still. To this day, whenever I wear this, strangers want to know what I’m wearing. Men will jaywalk into traffic just to get to the other side of the street to ask me what perfume I’m wearing. As someone that doesn’t like attention, wearing Still used to embarrass me. This… Continue reading | 9 Comments