Poets inspire perfume and perfume inspired poetry. Bruno Fazzolari Jimmy is a perfume inspired by New York school poet James Schuyler.
Jimmy opens as honeydew melons and roses in a florist’s fridge. Jimmy wears as a fresh, fruity floral. In the perfume world, this may sound repetitious but it isn’t. Jimmy is like a dewy violet and rose. Coquettish but not fickle. The dry-down is green and mossy but not in a classic chypre way. It actually reminds me of living moss – fresh moss… Continue reading | 2 Comments
From tattoo choker necklaces to denim overalls to mini backpacks, we can easily see that there is a wave of 90’s nostalgia in effect right now. Even Bath & Body Works is having a moment of 90’s nostalgia and has relaunched six “Flashback Fragrances”.
What’s funny is that I was never into Bath & Body Works fragrances back in the day because they were so “mall” and I was so anti-mall in my youth. I was more about wearing perfume oils or trying to get my… Continue reading | 14 Comments
Sweet Anthem has launched the Enchanted Collection, a collection of indie perfumes inspired by fairy tales. The collection is divided into Villains and Heroines. Isn’t that nifty?
Villains, Part 1
Notes listed include apple, linden blossom, oakmoss and tonka bean.
Black Queen is like an apple gummy bear. Black Queen is sweet with a fruity tartness. It eventually becomes a creamy key lime pie with a side of moss on my skin.
Out of these four, Black… Continue reading | 15 Comments
May was a really busy month for me too. I had to fly down to Nashville to get my car and the frugs. This trip turned into a much longer trip than expected (over half the month). I was doing well with my purchases but being there for so long, I had to pick up a few staples. And then there were a few bored trips to Ulta where I bought some really weird stuff like body stamps and colored zinc for my
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume
When it comes to fragrance, Escada excels at turning Jell-O shots into perfume. This limited edition summer perfume for 2015, Turquoise Summer, is no exception. Escada is at it again!
Turquoise Summer opens with strawberry Jell-O powder dissolving into hot water. And then BAM it’s blue raspberry Jell-O and pineapple flavored vodka. It wears as artificial flavoring berries that eventually dries down to a generic, modern warm musk. Yep, this is a limited edition Escada. This is… Continue reading | 6 Comments