Tocca Stella EDP Perfume Review

Tocca Stella

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

This winter hasn’t been that gruesome so I really shouldn’t complain. But, this past weekend I realized I that I am over winter. It was in the 60º+ range, sunshine and birds chirping…I realized I’m sick of wearing bulky coats and wool socks. I’m ready for spring.

This sudden awakening had me craving citrus perfumes. Suddenly, I wanted bright, airy scents. I ended up spraying on Tocca Stella¹, a perfume I remember smelling like juicy blood oranges.

Stella is… Continue reading | 6 Comments

4160 Tuesdays Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge EDP Perfume Review

4160 Tuesdays Fruits of the Tree

 

Fruits of the Tree of Knowledge (formally known as “What Katie Did on Friday Night”) by 4160 Tuesdays is, as you’d expect from its glorious title, is a fruity fragrance.

The opening is sharp and zesty with all the citruses. This adds a sparkling, effervescent quality to the perfume. It’s seriously ALL OF THE CITRUS. Sometimes I notice a lime peel, other times it’s a grapefruit zest, then freshly squeezed lemon juice…you get the point. It’s all the citrus. As it… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Yves Rocher Secret d’Essences Neroli EDP Perfume Review

Yves Rocher Neroli perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been very open about my love of all things roses.But, I have been less vocal about my love of all things orange blossom and neroli. I don’t even have a type. I’ll wear a  fresh, green neroli just as often as I’ll wear a sweet, syrupy orange blossoms. I love a classic “eau de cologne” and perfumes that basically smell like a splash of orange blossom water in mineral water. One of these days, I’ll put… Continue reading | 9 Comments

Jo Malone London Lime Basil & Mandarin EDT Perfume Review

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

It’s that time in summer where I try really hard not to complain but it’s like 100° and I’m fed up with the summer’s oppression. This is the time of the year where I have to be careful with which perfumes I wear because something that I usually love can quickly become “too much”. As boring as it sounds, I wear citrus or herbal scents.

Lime Basil and Mandarin opens as a green… Continue reading

Amayori Geisha Natural Aromatherapy Perfume Oil & Bath Salts Reviews

Amayori Geisha perfume oil

Amayori is a line of natural bath and body products inspired by Japanese bathing rituals. The brand also has a line of aromatherapy perfume oils. I’ve tried the perfume oil, Geisha, and all of the Luxury Bath Salts.

Geisha for “strength and self-possession” with notes of jasmine, bergamot and yellow mandarin. 

Geisha opens with a bright sunny citrus that reminds me of yuzu. It starts to wear as a fresh, green jasmine with a citrus tang. I say give it a try if you like… Continue reading | 11 Comments