I know it’s cliché, but when it gets hot like this in the summer I want to wear perfumes that smell clean. I want to smell like fancy soap. aroma M Geisha Blanche is one of those “fancy soap” florals.
Geisha Blanche is a clean, heady floral that opens with fresh citrus aldehydes. The heart is a soapy floral of spicy hyacinth with heady white lilies and jasmine. Geisha Blanche is rather linear. It wears as this clean, green floral and eventually fades away into… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I’ve always admired the genre of green fragrances but they used to intimidate them. They were sharp, crisp and I always imagined they carry a small clutch and have a really organized desk. You see, I didn’t relate to green perfume. They weren’t “me”. I’m scatterbrained, carry a big bag and have the world’s messiest desk. After being into perfume for over 10 years, green perfumes have grown on me as my experiences have broadened. Chanel Cristalle EDP was my gateway green.
Cristalle opens with bitter galbanum and tart peach. I also get… Continue reading | 20 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (limited edition) Perfume
Every summer Issey Miyake launches a summer edition of L’Eau d’Issey. It’s slightly tweaked with “summery” notes and comes in a different bottle. This year is all about the tropical fruits; they’re even on the bottle 😉 It’s not the cutest Issey Miyake summer bottle (I always liked the coral one), but it’s cute.
Issey Miyake Lea Eaux d’ete opens with aquatic melons and familiar elements of the original L’Eau d’Issey such as lily of… Continue reading | 3 Comments
With the first few wears of Ulrich Lang Lightscape, I didn’t really care for it. It seemed to be the obvious “feminine” edition to the more masculine and unisex line. This was in the winter when I’d rather be wearing Ulrich Lang Nightscape. I started sampling this again in late winter and I finally cared for it. Lightscape is a clean, powdery iris floral. That’s what I want in the spring.
The opening of Lightscape is a green iris with tons of bitter galbanum… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Rebel + Mercury is a Seattle-based natural perfume line. I haven’t worn all of the Rebel + Mercury perfumes on the skin but I can tell you at this time, Cerise en Cocoa is my absolute favorite.
Cerise en Cocoa is a rich fragrance that opens with cherry liquor and a bouquet of roses with a lift of sweet grapefruit. With time, the fragrance becomes even juicier and richer. It’s decadent. The base is a dry, earthy cocoa powder and black tea… Continue reading | 1 Comment