I don’t have children. I have two pug/French bulldog mixes that make for really difficult, disappointing children. They never have Girl Scout cookies to sell and they smell like corn chips and shrimp boats. However, they are cute and can’t embarrass me in public by telling everyone how infrequently I wear pants around the house. However, Frink and Moxi now have a lot of human cousins. Within the past few years, our siblings just keep having kids. As someone without children and as someone that… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Popular Perfumes
Years ago Kat Von D had launched perfumes. They were discontinued. I remember them very vaguely but not enough to do a comparison between those and the new 2017 edition. One thing that I can certainly say is that the new 2017 bottles are gorgeous. They’re an improvement!
Notes listed include clary sage, mirabelle plum, jasmine, almond blossom, caramel, tiaré, lily-of-the-valley, vanilla, sandalwood, peach and musk.
So, let’s start with the “candied floral” one that… Continue reading
Gallivant describes Brooklyn (the fragrance) as
It’s non-stop go-go-go. Energetic with a creative and intellectual fizz. Power-walking to a breakfast meeting over the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s life on the sidewalk, early summer breezes, the glow from the lighting in bars and diners, bright apartments with books. Cocktails with friends. A lazy May afternoon in the sun at Park Slope, warmth on the skin. Small flowers in the grass. Fresh air.
So, basically Gallivant’s Brooklyn is gentrified Brooklyn. And to those outside of the region, this is the Brooklyn they think of… Continue reading | 5 Comments
A frightened gasp broke through the lazy, haziness of a very warm Southern evening. It was the sort of sound that would follow someone being startled by a swiftly moving rodent (or these days, whenever you read any bit of news). My friend’s aunt jumped out of her lawn chair as if she was being attacked by wasps. I didn’t see anything. She shouted, “Dragonfly!” which I thought was some sort of slang. There was no way that someone could be that scared of a dragonfly. She explained that… Continue reading
So far, I’ve reviewed two perfumes from Phlur (Hepcat and Moab) that I’ve absolutely loved. Yes, I was initially put off by their marketing because it made me feel ancient, but when you write about perfume, you have to often ignore marketing if you plan on keeping your sanity. What matters is that Phlur makes great perfumes. Hepcat and Moab both smelled really “niche” without having a niche price tag. Now I have one more reason to love Phlur. That reason is Hanami… Continue reading | 3 Comments