I hate really certain thoughts that put people into boxes of rigid identities: introvert/extrovert, left-brain/right-brain, dog person/cat person and even city person/country person. But, I have found, and much of the struggle of adulthood is finding out what you want, that I am a city person. I fit into that stringent little box. Open spaces give me anxiety. My nightmares are filled with scenarios where I’m stuck in some tiny town. Don’t get me wrong, I like visiting rural… Continue reading
Mojo is a Lousiana-based casual clothing line that specializes in cool bayou graphics. Last year the line launched its first fragrance, Mojo Magique, a fragrance that I really liked wearing. This year the brand has followed-up with two new fragrances. And one of these is Voodoo Child.
Voodoo Child opens as a spicy orange blossom. With time the Pernod-like anise makes an appearance with a dry, spicy and slightly fruity pink pepper. The heart is… Continue reading
Pure Natural Diva Botanicals is a line founded by a natural beauty blogger/natural product fanatic. I had the chance to talk to Tania, the CEO and founder of Pure Natural Diva, at Elements in NYC a few years ago. While talking with her, I learned that her goal was to create 100% natural perfumes that smell good BUT also were comparable in price to designer scents that one may see… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I had said in my 6th Blogiversary post that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.
This month I revisited some vanilla scents that I’ve reviewed in the past. The weather has cooled down and I’m craving a few sweeter, more gourmand scents.
LUSH Vanillary EDP review published December
Those of us in Seattle are really fortunate to have a little perfume shop located on 1st Avenue in the lobby of the Alexis Hotel owned by a true perfume lover that’s been in business for almost 30 years. You’ll often find the owner, Nasreen Rehmat, in the shop doing what she does best – pairing people with their “perfect” perfumes. For example, I was in there one day when an attractive woman in her 50’s (best guess) walked in, casually looking at perfumes. Nasreen… Continue reading