Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes
I’m trying to spend some time this summer organizing and going through all my mess. I’m attempting to organize beauty stuff, which is not easy. I don’t have much space (oh, and I have too much stuff). I’m also trying to organize perfume samples (this is not easy because I still can’t figure out a system that makes sense). I thought I’d knock out a few Mainstream Monday: The Masculine Edition reviews. Today I’m sniffing two Hugo Boss scents from the 90’s:
Deco London is a line of perfumes inspired by vintage style and the 1920’s. Unlike many modern niche lines, the fragrance has marketed its six fragrances as either “feminine” or “masculine”. For the most part, we all know this is marketing; fragrances are enjoyed by everyone. But, I see why the line did this since vintage perfumes were often marketed this way.
I found all three of the masculine fragrances to be well-done with a versatility that should have broad appeal. They’re the sort of scents that… Continue reading | 2 Comments
When I first tried Ormonde Jayne Zizan, I didn’t like it. It’s one that is is marketed “for men”. I thought it was too generic. The only thing I liked about this fragrance was the name “Zizan”. I still like to say it. And I like to say it like “SHAZAM!” Do it. Say it. It’s fun. I’ve tried Zizan a few more times and it’s grown on me.
Zizan has all of the elements of a popular fragrances marketed to men but one could argue that… Continue reading
It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere. And you know the drill by now, here’s my perfume picks for hot, humid weather:
These are the scents for the beach or for those days that you wish you were at the beach.
MIKMOI Ao EDP – If you don’t like tropical scents that smell like piña coladas, there’s this. It’s a fresh, aquatic tuberose that is inspired by Thai beaches. It’s the tropical scent for those that usually don’t like tropical scents… Continue reading | 31 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
It’s my birthday today, so I’m already feeling old. But, this fragrance is really making me feel old. I can’t believe that Armani Code was launched over a decade ago. I feel like this is one of those masculines that just came out, but geez, that was ELEVEN YEARS AGO! Yes, there have been many flankers, but I clearly remember this one launching in stores (so many ads in magazines too). And I clearly remembering smelling… Continue reading | 12 Comments