fragrance

Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume Review

Lancome La Vie est Belle

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m going to be honest, I hated Lancôme La Vie est Belle before ever trying it. Even though I try not to be, I can be extremely shallow and judgey. Everything about the marketing of La Vie est Belle gets on my nerves. The commercial with Julia Roberts may be one of the corniest perfume commercials of my adult life¹. This is slightly entertaining as I don’t expect Citizen Kane from a perfume commercial, but what really gets… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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Lancome Tresor in Love EDP Perfume Review

Lancome Tresor in Love

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Oh, flankers¹! Do we love to hate them or hate to love them? I think in most instances, flankers are completely unwarranted². Why crowd the shelves with slight variations of the same theme? Or even worse, why make a perfume that suggests that it’s related to its epic namesake and instead give us some generic pink pepper floral? When it comes to flankers in Perfume World, many of us have very impassioned feelings towards these “scent sequels”.

Personally… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Bath & Body Works Flashback Fragrances – Thoughts & Mini Reviews

From tattoo choker necklaces to denim overalls to mini backpacks, we can easily see that there is a wave of 90’s nostalgia in effect right now. Even Bath & Body Works is having a moment of 90’s nostalgia and has relaunched six “Flashback Fragrances”.

Bath & Body Works

What’s funny is that I was never into Bath & Body Works fragrances back in the day because they were so “mall” and I was so anti-mall in my youth. I was more about wearing perfume oils or trying to get my… Continue reading | 15 Comments

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDT Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Of course, Marc Jacobs would take advantage of the massive success of Daisy and make as many flankers as they can. This is the designer way!

Daisy Dream opens with pear. Lots of pear with blackberries. Unfortunately, living through the 90’s, this pear reminds me too much of cheap body sprays. And then the Daisy-ness of it all kicks in. It’s a non-descript fruity-floral. And honestly, from my memory, I can’t tell the difference between this… Continue reading | 2 Comments