Chanel Coco Mademoiselle EDP Perfume Review

Chanel Coco Madamoiselle

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

There are so many popular perfumes that I haven’t reviewed because I don’t know where to start. Some perfumes are intimidating because of their popularity. You already know what they smell like. But, then I figure it’s popularity gives us something to discuss, right?

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle…where do I start? This is an insanely popular perfume with sales that even surprise Chanel. It’s a flanker that was created for younger women (the 20-30 year old crowd). It… Continue reading | 14 Comments

Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me get this out of the way: I don’t like Marc Jacobs perfumes. They do nothing for me (even though I totally get their appeal). The fragrances don’t interest me. When I try designer perfumes, I like to think of them as an extension of their designer/brand. The Marc Jacobs packaging and the scents themselves make very little sense to me as an extension of the Marc Jacobs brand. The bottles come across much more juvenile than what… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Bottega Veneta Knot EDP Perfume Review

Bottega Veneta Knot

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

When Bottega Veneta Knot was launched, I included it in my yearly round-up – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Perfumes. I joked that the name, even though it’s inspired by the brand’s classic clutch, sounds very “Wayne’s World“¹. Bottega Veneta…KNOT! The next year, I tried Knot in a department store and all I remember from that brief sampling is ORANGE BLOSSOMS. Now that I’m going through a major orange blossom phase, it’s the right time… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Giorgio Armani Si EDP Perfume Review

Armani Si EDp

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been in a perfume funk where nothing new has really interested me but there have been some expectations.¹ Before this “Late Summer 2016 Reawakening”, I can only think of a few new things that I felt like wearing. Oddly enough, one of the things that I’ve enjoyed wearing over the past 2 years has been a designer perfume, Giorgio Armani Si.

Si opens with a blackcurrant candy floss. It’s sweet, fruity and slightly like burnt sugar. The rose comes into the… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Yves Rocher Secret d’Essences Neroli EDP Perfume Review

Yves Rocher Neroli perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been very open about my love of all things roses.But, I have been less vocal about my love of all things orange blossom and neroli. I don’t even have a type. I’ll wear a  fresh, green neroli just as often as I’ll wear a sweet, syrupy orange blossoms. I love a classic “eau de cologne” and perfumes that basically smell like a splash of orange blossom water in mineral water. One of these days, I’ll put… Continue reading | 7 Comments