Jennifer Lopez Still EDP Perfume Review

Jennifer Lopez Still

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Due to popular demand, I put together a list of “My Most Complimented” perfumes. The #1 perfume on that list was this cheap celebrity scent, Jennifer Lopez Still. To this day, whenever I wear this, strangers want to know what I’m wearing. Men will jaywalk into traffic just to get to the other side of the street to ask me what perfume I’m wearing. As someone that doesn’t like attention, wearing Still used to embarrass me. This… Continue reading | 13 Comments

Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga EDP Perfume Review

Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Celeb) Perfume

I noticed that Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga made an appearance in many of the “best of 2014” perfume blogger lists. I didn’t get around to trying it in 2014. Because A. It wasn’t easy for me to find in Seattle (wasn’t launched in US until 2015). And B. I didn’t really like Gaga Fame (and many people did). Oh, and C. I’ve been burnt on so many celeb scents in the past that I… Continue reading | 11 Comments

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea EDP Perfume Review

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea comes from the tribe of Earl Grey. This is a citrus black tea. And you know, you’d think that Perfume World would be saturated with those, but the Perfume World really isn’t.

Tribal Black Tea opens with a Earl Grey tea with an addition of lemon and cardamom. I sort of wish I were drinking it instead of wearing it…It wears as a linear Earl Grey and then dries down to a candied orange peel with a sheer amber.

Years… Continue reading | 2 Comments

INeKe Hothouse Flower EDP Perfume Review

INekE Hothouse Flower

 

I really couldn’t think of a clever intro for INeKe Hothouse Flower, the newest in the Alphabetical Series. But, I can tell you that I love to wear this gardenia, yes, a gardenia soliflore and I love to wear it. It always surprises me when I fall in love with something as pristine and polished as Hothouse Flower.

Hothouse Flower is a “green gardenia”. It’s heady a gardenia with a milky fig; however, in the opening I get dry evergreens and glistening bergamot. Oh… Continue reading | 14 Comments

Penhaligon’s Malabah EDP Perfume Review

Penhaligon's Malabah perfume

Malabah is a modern interpretation of the Spice Route.  I find it to be like those boring historical dramas where all the actors and actresses have really modern hair and makeup. You can’t really figure out why it is period piece other than some “thy”s and “thither”s are thrown in sometimes.

Malabah opens as a cup of hot green tea with ginger with a squeeze of lemon. And there’s cilantro aldehydes. Unfortunately, the scent is really vapid on me. It’s super sheer and something in the top… Continue reading | 6 Comments