The notes of Shay & Blue Framboise Noire sounded so good that I ended up buying a sample. I had no idea what to expect with this. RETRACTION – I actually thought it would be terrible and sometimes it’s just as fun to talk about something awful as something great, right? I figured, “what the heck” and added a sample to my cart. Who says I don’t live a fun and exciting life?
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 | 8 Comments
Cartier has Les Heures de Parfum Collection. It’s a collection of more “exclusive” perfumes (AKA in fewer doors). I’ve tried quite a few of them and I’m actually surprised by how many of them that I like. For example, I like L’Heure Folle, a fruity (sans florals) fragrance.
L’Heure Folle is sulfuric with grapefruit and currants. The opening is like freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with grenadine (sugary pomegranate). And this may sound boring to you, but it isn’t to me. This is a fruity scent… Continue reading
I’ve sniffed so many perfumes, so many, and I’m always surprised by this lack of diversity when it comes to “destination inspirations” but I think American indies are changing this. I’ve been to many parts of this country and each place has a distinct aroma. I have so many scent memories associated with different cities and states. Being a Southerner, I’m always surprised by the general lack of “olfactory representation” that the South has in perfume despite all the… Continue reading | 6 Comments
It’s another laid-back Sunday at the EauMG house. I should be packing for my trip back to Nashville this week but I don’t want to pack. It’s overwhelming thinking about “condensing” my skincare for a trip. Anyway, I thought I’d take a break and post some really quick impressions of a few Voluspa candle scents.
Japanese Plum Bloom AKA J.P.B. Notes listed include Japanese plum blossoms, orchard leaves, plum nectar and currants.