Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When Kenzo launched Kenzo World last year it generated quite the buzz…before it was even launched. Spike Jonze had directed a rather unusual commercial¹ featuring a gyrating Margaret Qualley, a Jamaican dancehall deejay and a hovering giant eye …all of this to sell us a perfume in a weird eye bottle. I knew with so much production there was no way I’d be pleased with this perfume. It was eluding to weirdness and even though KENZO has made some “wearable… Continue reading
I like Vilhelm Don’t Tell Jasmine because it reminds me of glamorous, rowdy 70’s supermodels like Jerry Hall and oddly enough, nights in Mexico. Also, it’s jasmine. And I love jasmine.
Don’t Tell Jasmine opens with a fruity crème de cassis that immediately brought to mind a kir royale. The citrus adds a champagne-like effervescence. Underneath all of this is a skanky jasmine. If you are sampling this, I really hope you like jasmine because that’s what this perfume is all about! It’s a big jasmine… Continue reading
I mentioned in my review of the Arielle Shoshana EDP (a passion fruit fragrance), that I rarely talk about fruity perfumes unless they’re figs. Fruity scents aren’t a genre that I’ve really explored…and I’m trying to change that. I’ve been trying niche fruity fragrance. When I ask for recommendations, Phaedon Pluie de Soleil is one that keeps getting mentions.
Pluie de Soleil opens with strawberry jam. And pineapples. And lemon peel that’s like rays of sunshine. It’s a really fruity fragrance. The fruits aren’t fruit… Continue reading
Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS is a line of perfumes created by creative director and florist, Eric Buterbaugh¹. Nick’s Sunflower is the brand’s latest offering, a collaboration with milliner Nick Fouquet. Nick’s Sunflower is a fantasy fragrance of what a sunflower could smell like, assuming that sunflowers could have a distinctive fragrance.
Nick’s Sunflower is a fruity-floral. It opens with quince and Red Delicious apples in a sea of various citrus tree blossoms. As it settles, I notice the linden which is like a… Continue reading | 3 Comments
ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Tea Rose Soliflore
It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 6 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.
Le Jardin Retrouvé is a French heritage brand of perfumes that was revived in 2016 by the original founder’s son and daughter-in-law. Before last year’s relaunch, Rose Trocadéro is the rose soliflore in the line that was previously known as Rose Thé. I mention this because my sampling notes… Continue reading | 2 Comments