One of my favorite genres of perfumes are those that bring to mind the sea. Many of us that lived through the 90’s have an aversion to the perfumes labeled “aquatics” that were usually in some blue bottle fronted by some topless ripped guy covered in water droplets. Those perfumes typically smelled like something that would kill salmonella on a kitchen countertop. And after a decade of these, I understand why people may fear anything with ocean/sea marketing. However, you shouldn’t. The modern… Continue reading
Last year I put together a post featuring my picks for the most popular Halloween costumes. Looking back at that post, I thought, “Hey, that was fun. I want to do another”. For the 2014 edition, I decided to focus on costumes that I like (AKA ones that would be fun to “scent”). So, I went to the online costume sites to see what is popular this year. Here are my perfume picks to get you fully into costume:
Pinrose is a new perfume line that currently has ten different perfumes created by professionally trained Noses. Each scent is associated with an image, paired with an alcoholic beverage and songs that I’m not cool enough to know about (except for the Robyn one, I know Robyn and well, Lykke Li). In addition, they come with “traits” and a suggestion of what sort of activity they’re perfect for. The brand talks about “synesthesia” but I think what they are trying to say is “multi-sensory” because pairing a… Continue reading | 7 Comments
It may surprise some people because not many perfume lovers declare this, but I love aquatics. Now before you start judging me, give me a chance. I don’t love melon/cucumbers that verge into household cleaner territory. I love salty, mineral scents that remind me of the sea. Unfortunately, the 90’s ruined this “ocean” genre of perfume for most people. But, I promise, there are some really great ocean inspired perfumes out there and Annick Goutal Vetiver is one of them.
I’m on a marine roll this week. Yesterday I reviewed my favorite aquatic, HEELEY Sel Marin. Today I reveal my favorite “beach” scent: CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966.
At the Beach 1966 smells like orange blossom tanning gel, oysters and a sushi bar. The squawking of seagulls… It is very literal but isn’t that the point of many of the perfumes in the CB I Hate Perfume line? At the Beach 1966 smells like being at… Continue reading | 6 Comments