Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO EDP Perfume Review

Narciso Rodriguez perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

In the world of perfumery, the word “synthetic” may have negative connotations since marketing has clouded quality with words like “natural” to justify high prices for products. “Synthetic” is often used to describe “cheap” headache inducing perfumes in a world where if you utter the word “chemical” you’ll incite hysteria. However, synthetic shouldn’t always be viewed with an unfavorable mindset. Synthetics in perfumery can create an abstract beauty that makes realism appear pedestrian.

The appeal of Narciso Rodriguez perfumes is… Continue reading | 10 Comments

Parfums de Rosine Rose des Neiges EDP Perfume Review

Rosine Roses des Neiges

 

Parfums Rosine’s newest perfume is a fragrance inspired by snow, Rose de Neiges. It’s supposed to bring to mind a rose garden in frost. As someone that loves cool fragrances and roses, I couldn’t wait to try this one. I feel like the fragrance industry is really lacking in the area of cool or “aquatic” roses. Is Rose de Neiges the rose I’ve been waiting for?

Rose de Neiges reminds me of snow cream. It’s a linear fragrance and if… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Caron Nuit de Noel EDT Perfume Review

Caron Nuit de Noel

Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 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

Phuong Dang Liquid Red EDP Extrait Perfume Review

Phuong Dang Liquid Red

Phuong Dang is a Vietnamese artist based in Singapore that now has added creative director for a line of perfumes to her CV. She’s extended her visual medium into that of olfactory.

When a new brand launches with many perfumes at once, it’s overwhelming. I haven’t tried all of the Phuong Dang perfumes (there are 10 in all). However, I was drawn to the note list (and the red bottle) of Liquid Red. I was expecting an oriental rose with some darkness, instead it’s a floral… Continue reading | 2 Comments