“So, what’s your type?”
It’s something, as far as people go, that I didn’t really ask myself. I like clever, funny folks. I like people that are going to get my corny puns. I like a person that may even laugh at that corny pun. But, when it comes to perfume, I have a type. I have a few types.
“My type? I like Greens so bitter they’ll make your nose bleed. I like Aldehydes as big as the hair on The Porter Wagoner Show and… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
The best “cheapie” pleasant surprise that I’ve ever had with perfume has been with the ScentStory 24 series. I was amazed by the surprisingly luxurious amber, Gold. Platinum, a sugary rose, was equally delightful. They’re long-wearing and smell great while be available for under $50! That’s practically “free” in Perfumeworld.
ScentStory has recently expanded the line to include Elixirs. These are highly concentrated perfumes using more expensive ingredients. I know that may sound cliché as many brands claim this… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Phaedon Dzhari is named after the winds that blow over the Libyan desert. And I think this is a perfect name for this woodsy oriental fragrance. It’s warm and dry like the dessert.
Dzhari opens as clay and sandalwood. Now, a lot of online reviews mention the dates/dried fruits. On my skin, the fruits are extremely subtle but there is a sweetness. It’s not like a stewed fruit sweetness (like in many Serge Lutens) but more like sweet earth, like clay. The heart is boozy like dried, fruit-scented shisha… Continue reading
I love carnation fragrance but I feel like there aren’t many to choose from. There’s a couple of old classics and there’s a few modern scents (that are less soliflore-y). When you think about how many rose soliflores there are, you’d expect more than a handful of carnations. But, that’s the way it is. Carnation is usually the back up singer.
One of my favorite indie brands is DSH Perfumes. In fact, the reason I was introduced to DSH was a search for carnation scents. I… Continue reading
When I was putting together this list of the most worn perfumes of summer 2015, I almost felt like I had some sort of amnesia. This summer felt so long. Thanks to my Favorites posts, I had some idea of what I wore the most. And also those posts helped me realize that there wasn’t something wrong with me or my memory. This was a super busy, borderline disorientating summer for me.
It was our first summer on the East Coast. It’s… Continue reading | 12 Comments