House of Cherry Bomb is a collaborative indie perfume line by Maria McElroy (aroma M) and Alexis Karl (Scent by Alexis). I often get asked for perfume suggestions and one of the most frequent ones is, “Are there any under $100 indies/niche that you recommend?” And the answer is “yes”. House of Cherry Bomb is a line that I would recommend anyway, but especially if you are looking for something under… Continue reading | 6 Comments
I usually avoid peony perfumes because, well, most of them are bad and give me a headache¹. Even though DSH Perfumes is one of my favorite indie brands, it took me some time to build up the courage to try a perfume called “Peony” because I usually don’t get along well with peony soliflores.
Peony opens as bitter and green. It becomes fresh cut grass and a citrusy rose. This does give the impression of fresh, dewy peony blossoms. Peony goes in a direction that I… Continue reading | 2 Comments
One of the things that I’ve learned is that coastal towns of the same latitude are really similar despite their political boundaries. Now coastal “touristy” towns are even more similar. The shops are the same. The restaurants are the same (always fried fish and potatoes). And the candies are usually the same. It’s something sticky and sugary either it be taffy or candy floss.There’s typically some sort of dinky arcade and rides. Now I’m in Washington and the beaches here are lovely but… Continue reading | 4 Comments
So many perfume brands have an incense because it’s how we get back to our roots. Incense is where it all started. In fact, the “perfume” comes from the Latin word “perfumare”, which translates to “to smoke through”. It seems like any brand that is worth paying attention to has an incense inspired perfume in their collection. For CB I Hate Perfume, there’s 703 Fire From Heaven/Smoke.
Fire from Heaven is like a dank cedarwood. It eventually gets sweeter and smokier, like a buttery sandalwood and charred woods. Maybe… Continue reading
It’s officially spring. When I left Seattle, spring was in full bloom. The East Coast is a bit behind but it’s starting to look a lot like spring! And in spring’s honor, here’s a list of perfumes that should get you through all of your springtime activities.
These are my picks for spring activities such as visiting a tulip festival, flying a koinoboir kite or eating an entire package of Peeps