I have perfume samples that I forget that I have. I think if sniffing perfumes is your hobby, then you can relate. It makes me a bit embarrassed to admit this. First, it makes me feel a hoarder. Secondly, it makes me feel ungrateful for people giving me things to sniff and then I don’t. Neither is true, well, don’t mention the hoarding thing to anyone that has ever lived with me. Anyway, I’ve had samples of Tambela (AKA Bellyflowers but is currently AKA Tambela) natural perfumes… Continue reading
From the name to the copy, Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée brings to mind van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. I’m always surprised when brands commit to such boldness. This is an iconic painting easily recognized that often pops up in our popular culture. It’s been discussed in every Art History 101 class. People have spent years researching and interpreting it. When one chooses such an inspiration, it comes with a lot of expectations. And in the world of perfume, expectations do you no favors.
Nuit Étoilée opens with cool mint leaves and… Continue reading | 9 Comments
DSH Perfumes has launched a few perfumes for the holiday season. I usually give DSH perfumes their own review unless they are in a specific collection; however, I’m so behind on reviewing. I’ve been busy. So, I decided to give brief reviews so you can start trying these now if you’re interested. Otherwise, it’s going to take me months. And who wants to wait months?
With notes of bergamot, galbanum, tuberose, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, gardenia, neroli, patchouli, spices, vanilla, benzoin, oakmoss and amber. Retails for… Continue reading | 7 Comments
When I first moved to the NYC area, I ended up going perfume sniffing. It was like some twisted way of convincing myself that moving would be “worth it”. Even though I should have been doing things to make the apartment feel more like a home, I was out and about wearing two leather jackets on top of each other because I didn’t have a warm enough coat. I started at Christopher Street and ended up in Brooklyn (Twisted Lily). I spotted this line, Apoteker Tepe. I had… Continue reading | 12 Comments
When I first wore Masque Milano Terralba I was reminded of a place that I’ve never been. It’s a place on the Mediterranean coast. A little house with terracotta pots filled with herbs. A little house on built on a cliff. A little house surrounded by wiry evergreens and bright blue saltwater. The sun always shines on this little house.
Terralba opens as aromatic and peppery with balsamic greens. Yet, there’s an aquatic quality to Terralba – fresh and salty. It’s like where sea air meets… Continue reading