Archive for the ‘fragrance’ Category
Jul et Mad is a new French perfume line created by 2 young lovers. Amour de Palazzo is a perfume inspired by a romantic trip to Venice. Never having one of those, my impressions of Amour de Palazzo is different. When I first wore it, I imagined the dressing rooms hidden in an old opera house at the turn of the century. It’s a diva dressing in her quarters.
Amour de Palazzo opens as a spicy patchouli (lots of ginger, lots of clove)… Continue reading
As you know by now, I’m a fan of the Neela Vermeire Creations line. I think the compositions are intellectual but suitable for daily wear. I also love that India is the inspiration. I see this type of collaboration being the future of perfume.
Bombay Bling is my favorite fruity fragrance on the planet. It opens with a tart but sweet fruit salad of lychee, mango and peach drizzled with blackcurrant syrup and topped with carrot shavings. Hey, what’s that? Oh, it’s just cumin making me smell like one… Continue reading | 2 Comments
You know the saying, “Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want”? I say this applies to fragrance as well. M. Micallef Royal Vintage smells polished and successful, if that’s you or if that’s who you want to be, wear Royal Vintage.
Royal Vintage opens with non-descript fruity notes, pink pepper and gin. Give it time and you’ll get an astringent citrus and powdery lavender with vetiver. And then here comes the leather. It rugged with evergreens, slightly smoky. There’s a… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
He mops up the floor. Back and forth. Back and forth. Lavender fumes. He thinks about her. She’s all he ever thinks about. Her eyes. Her hands. The smell of her hair as she rests on his chest.
Door slams. Garbage doesn’t take out itself. A rush of hot air follows into the building.
He’d ask her father if he could marry her. He can’t work up the nerve. There’s no way he’ll approve of her marrying a man that wears a hairnet all day. He works hard but… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Smell like all of the spring flowers with Neil Morris Rainflower.
Rainflower opens with a blast of spring florals. I pick up on the hyacinth mingling with lilac. Heady, green and peppery with a hint of wet dirt. Tons of flowers. I get a heady gardenia. The dry down is a light, abstract floral musk. You’ll get your spring floral fix with this one.
Notes listed include freesia, night blooming jasmine