This Holiday Gift Guide for Vintage Beauties is for the glamorous types that would be happy to have seamed stockings in their stocking. This is one of my favorite gift guides to create as I’d rather be living in a Jean Harlow style boudoir wearing a floor length dressing gown and applying my lashes than doing whatever it is that I do all day. This is a gift guide for those on your list that are inspired by perfectly placed beauty marks, shiny martini shakers and the elegance… Continue reading | 7 Comments
I have a feeling that Ramon Monegal Cherry Musk is one of those perfumes that I could possibly “get” on a late spring day in the future, but for now these are my impressions:
Cherry Musk opens with a delicate fruity musk and sheer strawberry jam. With time I get cherry flavored lip balm and a delicate rose that is as delicate as rosewater. And then it becomes strawberry Twizzlers with rose. And then it dries down to a rosy fruity musk. Lots… Continue reading
Phoenix Botanicals Meadow & Fir perfume is inspired by warm summer afternoons. To me Meadow & Fir is like a Christmas tree on vacation in Florida.
Meadow & Fir is a balsamic evergreen. It’s a fir forest with a warm breeze. Meadow & Fir could easily be a sibling of Aftelier Fig (it’s better behaved sibling). The fragrance is warm and resinous, like a fir amber. Meadow & Fir is a rather linear fragrance but it does become more resinous with myrrh at the… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Banana Republic Wildbloom Rouge is an autumn flanker to Wildbloom. It’s described as a “musky woody floral”. I guess technically it is but I find it fresher and lighter than the “musky woody” and more vibrant that its velour corsage. Wildbloom Rouge may have been launched as an autumn flanker but I find it seasonless.
Here’s a quick sniff at the candle scents in the Thymes Wildwood Collection, a collection inspired by woodland environments.
Linden Blossom and Nectar – Notes listed include honeyed linden flower, lemon verbena, yellow violet and lilac nectar.
This is a green but honeyed florals. It’s fresh and spring-like, like a meadow. I can imagine craving something like this in the dead of winter when I need to the optimism of spring to get me through the short daylight days. It’s a really pretty fragrance… Continue reading