Living in a place where some days the air is too difficult to breathe and in the summer the streets smell like rotting garbage, it’s hard not to view an island in the Caribbean covered in rain forests and sandy beaches as anything but paradise. Because if we measure paradise by fruits and fauna, Puerto Rico could be paradise¹. The Exotic Island Perfumer is an indie perfume brand based in Puerto Rico. This delights me because I want more perfumes in my life with a Puerto… Continue reading
Ayala Moriel Parfums newest perfume, Sunset Beach, is one of those perfumes inspired by beaches that manages to not smell like tanning lotion or the sort of functional fragrances we’d associate with a day at the beach. For the most part, this is a rarity in the perfume world. So many “beach fragrances” rely on the sort of scents used in products, not the beach. Sunset Beach is a creamy, warm scent with woods that is like a never-ending summer.
It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’re looking for something new to wear to compliment the season, here’s my suggestions:
For days at the beach or for the days you wish you were there!
Balenciaga Paris L’Édition Mer EDP – Cool, watery lily-of-the-valley aquatic that’s a nice nod to Japanese designer perfumes of the 1990’s. The coolness works well with hot beaches. Retails for $145 at Neiman Marcus but there’s… Continue reading | 6 Comments
On my flight back from Chicago this week, I was seated next to someone wearing Mugler Alien. It was one of those excellent already delayed flights where they seated us and made us stay on the plane for another hour and half. This inconvenience reminded me that Alien has always been a fragrance that I love – a solar jasmine. But, like many of the Mugler fragrances, I find it too much for daily wear. It’s one of those perfumes that I like on other people more than… Continue reading
Deco London is a line of perfumes inspired by vintage style and the 1920’s. Unlike many modern niche lines, the fragrance has marketed its six fragrances as either “feminine” or “masculine”. For the most part, we all know this is marketing; fragrances are enjoyed by everyone. But, I see why the line did this since vintage perfumes were often marketed this way.