Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Jacques Fath describes Fath’s Essentials Vers le Sud as a “woody marine fragrance”. Being someone that remembers the 90’s very clearly, I thought I knew everything there is to know about a “woody marine fragrance”. Well, I don’t. Vers le Sud is an unusual fragrance that makes me pull out all the olfactory adjectives from my little bag: milky, fresh, green, cool, mineral, aquatic, aromatic and woodsy.
Vers le Sud opens with a sharp citrus and aromatic notes (lavender). However, it’s more than your average citrus-aromatic… Continue reading
It’s so strange to me which “Destination Inspirations” keep repeatedly showing up in perfumery. If you made maps based solely on perfume inspirations it’d only consist of the Mediterranean, Hawaii and some vague Spice Route that encompasses whatever Europeans think isn’t European. I’m not really complaining about these inspirations, they’re beautiful places and I enjoy many perfumes with these inspirations. I’m just saying there are so many beautiful places in this world that are underrepresented in the world of perfumery (or at least perfume marketing)… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I kept meaning to post this sooner, but I’ve been lazy enjoying summer. If you’re looking for something to compliment summer, here are my suggestions:
The perfumes that smell like the beach or at least make you feel like a glamorous beach bum.
Arielle Shoshana EDP – This is a passion fruit fragrance so that already comes across as tropical. For me, it reminds me of summer drinking batido de maracuyá. Retails for $125 at Arielle Shoshana. Review… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Gallivant is a new perfume brand founded by Nick Steward¹, former creative director of L’Artisan. This is a line of destination perfumes…perfumes inspired by place. The brand currently highlights four cities: Istanbul, London, Brooklyn and Tel Aviv.
All I know about Tel Aviv is that it is a party city filled with hot people. Basically, I think of it like Miami except replace the Art Deco architecture with Bauhaus. When I received my Gallivant samples, I wasn’t that interested in trying Tel Aviv. Why? I thought… Continue reading | 11 Comments