Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Today I’m going to review a fragrance who’s packaging has probably put more people in detention than anything else: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb. It seems like every six months there is a story that hits the news regarding someone held by TSA for suspicious goods only to find out it’s a bottle of Spicebomb¹.
I hate the bottle. And I’m not really the demographic for Spicebomb so I’ve never tried it. However, it gets brought up a lot… Continue reading | 7 Comments
It’s still hot and humid. This has me revisiting “fresh” fragrances like those in the Atelier Cologne Absolues “Collection Originale“. I’ve been in the mood for a fresh vanilla like Vanille Insensée and the green clover “eau de cologne” Trèfle Pur. I’ve worn Bois Blonds for a few days and couldn’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet. Bois Blonds is like an “incense eau de cologne”.
Bois Blonds opens up with spicy pink pepper with a splash of orange blossom water. The pink pepper… Continue reading | 4 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
I had said in my 6th Blogiversary post that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.
In November, I revisited some spicy scents that I’ve previously reviewed. So on this Thanksgiving let’s see if I’m going to eat any crow…
Costume National Homme review published September 17th
Mojo is a Lousiana-based casual clothing line that specializes in cool bayou graphics. Last year the line launched its first fragrance, Mojo Magique, a fragrance that I really liked wearing. This year the brand has followed-up with two new fragrances. And one of these is Voodoo Child.
Voodoo Child opens as a spicy orange blossom. With time the Pernod-like anise makes an appearance with a dry, spicy and slightly fruity pink pepper. The heart is… Continue reading