To celebrate their West Coast expansion to The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Krigler created a perfume inspired by the glamour of California. 215 Charming California is a fresh citrus that’s like sunbathing in Californian sunshine.
Charming California opens with a fresh, bitter citrus that reminds me of a juicy pomelo. It’s like fresh, tart pomelo and grapefruit with green leaves. It’s surprisingly realistic. The heart of Charming California is a clean green floral – a mix of delicate blossoms like lily of the… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I had heard a few good things about Carven Le Parfum, but with so many new launches and me catching up on old launches, this one slipped through. I didn’t know anything about it other than the bottle is attractive (well, it’s photogenic at least). I stumbled across a sample, sprayed it and said, “This has to be a Kurkdjian”. And it is.
Kurkdjian does wonderful things with rose but I live for what he does with white… Continue reading
I’m pairing women’s Spring/Summer ’15 fashion trends from the runway to perfumes. I noticed that this year it’s less about the 90’s throwbacks and more about the 70’s. Everything is all flowy and slightly messy. If you want to partake in trends but don’t look good in maxi-dresses or hate the idea of wearing mono colors, you can still participate, but more discreetly…with perfume.
Here are the perfumes that I’ve paired with popular women’s fashion trends of S/S 2015:
Hip Hippie Hooray
It seems like… Continue reading | 8 Comments
By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses (Typical Me) is a dense jammy rose. However, the difference between Liaisons Dangeresues and other jammy roses, is that this one has a greenness that makes it seem more like “IT’S ALIVE!” which is a good, I guess. It’s a rose entangled in fruit orchards and vines that makes me think of Disney Sleeping Beauty’s cursed castle – a snarl of overgrown thorns.
Liaisons Dangereuses is a spiced plum jam with overripe, slightly camphoric blackcurrants. It’s fruity, jammy and lactonic with a green coconut… Continue reading | 2 Comments
MIKMOI Ao is an aquatic floral perfume inspired by the bays and beaches of the Andaman Sea. Ao is one of those new aquatic pedigrees that won’t remind you of anything sold at malls in the 90’s. I love seeing indies newly interpret aquatic and ozonic fragrance genres. Ao is a sheer, veil-like aquatic with tropical fruits and florals that is a lovely olfactory tribute to Thai beaches.
Ao is ripe tropical fruits and tuberose. Salt air and smoky driftwood. When wearing Ao, it’s like being in a different… Continue reading | 6 Comments