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
O’Driu created a perfume inspired by the badass Italian comic book character Eva Kant of Diabolik. I don’t speak Italian so I really don’t know much about the comics but I have watched “Danger: Diabolik” more than a few times. When I heard about this perfume, I tried to keep myself from “creating” it in my head before sniffing. I wanted to give Pregoni’s interpretation of this anti-herione a fair chance, but that can be difficult. My scent imagination can’t be stopped… Continue reading
Who hasn’t launched an oud at this stage? I guess Caron felt the pressure to do something to keep up with new luxury and niche perfumes brands, so they decided to launch some ouds too.
Caron Secret Oud opens as a spicy rose with a camphoric patchouli. The saffron adds both a “chewiness” and a metallic coolness. It almost has a “new leather jacket” aspect to it. The best comes later with Secret Oud. After 45 minutes to an hour, I get this savory saffron rose… Continue reading
Last year I put together a post featuring my picks for the most popular Halloween costumes. Looking back at that post, I thought, “Hey, that was fun. I want to do another”. For the 2014 edition, I decided to focus on costumes that I like (AKA ones that would be fun to “scent”). So, I went to the online costume sites to see what is popular this year. Here are my perfume picks to get you fully into costume:
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Aramis JHL is basically Estee Lauder Cinnabar for Men. Apparently, this cologne was created for Estée Lauder’s husband (and I take it, these are his initials). I don’t see why he didn’t just start wearing Cinnabar, maybe he did, I don’t know. I’m sure there is a story behind this one, but I don’t know it. I’m such a helpful perfume blogger…