April flew on by. I was sick with the flu, lost in projects and just dealing with annoyances left and right. I did have some fun which led to a Low-Buy Relapse (again).
I relapsed in March with my Low-Buy so I made it more of a goal in April. This wasn’t easy. My friend was in town for an EXO concert¹ (and my slightly early birthday celebration). We went to all the k-beauty stores and they were filled with temptations. I bought a Mamonde
Fragrances and flavors go hand in hand. I’m actually surprised that more perfume brands don’t have flavorful luxuries (i.e. tea or chocolate) in their lines because it seems like such a natural pairing!¹ When a perfume brand offers ways for me to basically eat or drink perfume, I’m interested.
Providence Perfume Co. has six flavors of “a*poth*a*care*tea” AKA organic, perfumed loose leaf tea blended by an indie perfumer.
Disclaimer – I’m not a tea expert unlike many of my knowledgeable, dedicated friends. I’m more… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Years ago, I was obsessed with finding a fragrance that was “creamy green”. I found it with Aftelier Haute Claire. That natural perfume was the perfect blend of bitter green notes like galbanum paired with creamy ylang-ylang and vanilla. That fragrance has since been discontinued, commencing a new search for “creamy green”. I’ve found it with Hiram Green Arbolé Arbolé, a balsamic “creamy green” fragrance.
This perfume opens with grassy greens and a hazy lavender. Arbolé Arbolé’s opening reminds me of late summer days spent on the… Continue reading | 2 Comments
In perfumery, there are just some perfumes that you are partial to before you even smell them. As someone that writes about perfume, I try to be impartial until I try a fragrance, but it’s difficult. Before I sniffed house of Matriarch Trillium, I was drawn to it. Trillium are little forest flowers that grow in North America. Like all little forest flowers, it’s surrounded in symbolism, myth and medicine. Apparently, Georgia is the state with the most variety of trillium species. I… Continue reading | 21 Comments
It’s said that the 2017 Pantone® Color of the Year Greenery is inspired by the first days of spring. It’s meant to represent renewal and connecting with nature. I like all colors, because with color it’s more about their relationship with other colors than the color itself. However, I’m not really feeling this shade of green. I don’t like the shade. It comes across as tech-y or like a start-up color but that is very right now. I started to see this aggressively fresh shade… Continue reading | 29 Comments