Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
As a designer, Tom Ford is known for “sex appeal”. Apparently, this means exposing a lot of skin, wearing a lot of shiny things at once and never underestimating the power of a glossy lip. When you see the “sex appeal” that Tom Ford constructs, you can tell this is a guy who grew up in Texas and has enjoyed many nights in disco-glamour-era NYC. He’s all about a mix of leopard prints, bronzed skin, fur, stilettos, daring necklines and… Continue reading | 11 Comments
Living in a place where some days the air is too difficult to breathe and in the summer the streets smell like rotting garbage, it’s hard not to view an island in the Caribbean covered in rain forests and sandy beaches as anything but paradise. Because if we measure paradise by fruits and fauna, Puerto Rico could be paradise¹. The Exotic Island Perfumer is an indie perfume brand based in Puerto Rico. This delights me because I want more perfumes in my life with a Puerto… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*:
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
Lily of the valley is a note that I’ve always appreciated but rarely wear. The plants… Continue reading | 12 Comments
If you love perfume and if you are (or are ever) in New Orleans, you really need to check out this little perfume house, Bourbon French Parfums. You will leave with something. Everyone does. You’ll probably leave with a lot of things, but the prices are really affordable. You can leave with like five bottles for the price of one bottle of European niche perfume.
I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m attracted to their florals. There’s a nice vintage-y quality… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Zoologist Perfumes is a Toronto-based niche perfume line with as you can see, adorable packaging. The line currently consists of three perfumes. With my introduction to the line, I wanted to try my favorite animal offered, Panda. In general, I really connect with giant pandas because we both eat all of the time and wear too much eye makeup.
Panda is opens like a water garden and leather. It’s dank, green and slightly dirty. The osmanthus in this is so leathery which usually isn’t an aspect of… Continue reading | 2 Comments