Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes (Masculine Edition)
This summer I’ve tried to downsize and organize. Notice the key word: try. I tried. I’m still nowhere near being organized. In the process, I organized (some of) my designer samples and thought I’d knock out a few more mainstream masculine reviews:
The One for Men
The One opens with sharp, cool spices and citrus. It’s sharp and reminds me of other designer masculine fragrance openings. There’s a sharp cedar and ginger… Continue reading
Blooming Dream is an all-natural line of perfumes based in Portland, Oregon. The perfumes are inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with some of the perfumes’ ingredients coming from the perfumer’s own garden. It’s like “farm to vanity” perfumery.
I’m reviewing two of the perfumes that are available in the organic alcohol-based EDP Collection.
Herb Garden with notes of hidcote pink lavender (my favorite), mandarin, sunflower, mimosa, tarragon, ginger lily, olive, zdravets, saffron, vanilla, patchouli and bay. PERFUMER – Suzinn Weiss… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I keep saying this, but more perfumers and perfume houses should be making perfumes inspired by Mexico. Mexico is a diverse, gorgeous country with a rich history, art, mythology and breathtaking fauna. Everyone wants to use notes that come from Mexico (vanilla, cocoa, frangipani), but there aren’t many perfumes that truly honor Mexico¹. My favorite perfume inspired by Mexico is Exotic Island Perfumer Flor Azteca.
Flor Azteca is a really interesting tuberose. The opening is fiery with red pepper, fresh ginger and dry cinnamon. The tuberose… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Raw Spice Bar is a monthly subscription program that sends small spice packs with a regional theme. You also receive recipes that show you how to use your spice blends.
This isn’t really “perfume” related but I think it applies to Perfume People. We tend to appreciate flavors as much as we do scents. Also, food, drinks and spices could easily be considered my “other hobby”. I included this subscription in my 2015 Gift Guide for Natural Beauties and there was an interest, so I thought I’d… Continue reading | 2 Comments
This is my first time every living in a place with distinct seasons. Labor Day happened and it was like a switch was flipped. After months of hot, humid days, it suddenly became milder. It’s not abusive to go outside. There’s a mild breeze, a warm sunny glow and the tree just out the window is covered in ripe apples. And with that change, I want to start thinking about “autumn” perfumes. Ayala Moriel Zangvil is the perfect type of perfume for these early autumn/late summer days.
Zangvil… Continue reading | 4 Comments