Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
It’s been a few months since this rose lover has posted a rose-centric perfume review. And that’s too long.
Yves Rocher Moment de Bonheur is a green rose soliflore. It opens with green leaves and rose petals. At this stage, the roses lean lemon-y. The heart is rose petals that lean peach-y with a sour/tart musk. The dry-down is a green rose with an astringent cedar. This base sort of hovers over the skin… Continue reading | 3 Comments
ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Gourmand Rose
Tauer Tauerville Rose Flash has been a popular request on EauMG. You guys know I love rose, so those that have tried it have said it would be something I would like. Here I am in 2017 finally reviewing this rose in Andy Tauer’s boutique label, Tauerville.
When I first tried Rose Flash, I was immediately reminded of LUSH Rose Jam. However, there’s more going on in Rose Flash in comparison to LUSH’s perfume (which… Continue reading | 9 Comments
4160 Tuesdays Raw Silk and Red Roses is a walk through a rose garden through the oversized, gradient rose-tinted glasses of the 1980’s. And with a name like “Raw Silk and Red Roses”, one does expect for it to be a rather “over the top” perfume.
Raw Silk and Red Roses is like a dusty rose. It’s dry rose petals with stone fruits. I also get a cedar which seems fitting when we’re talking about raw silk. It’s like a silk slip stored… Continue reading
I don’t even care for geranium as a note.So, when I saw the new Diptyque, Geranium Odorata, I didn’t go out of my way to sample it. To make a long story short, I ended up sampling it on a warm day on an impromptu sniffing spree. I was surprised by how much I was drawn to this fragrance. Maybe it was the heat, but I rather liked this fresh, cool tea-like scent.
Geranium Odorata opens with a bergamot and mint which reminds me of tea… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Taif Rose is in Illuminum’s Haute Perfume line. This is the “high-end branch” of the line that is more directed to luxury customers and more “serious” sniffers. It’s not available in the U.S. at this moment but I imagine that it will be someday. Taif Rose is named after Ta’if, a city in Saudi Arabia known for their roses. And if you’ve been in the perfume game long enough, you’ll notice there are a few perfumes named after this region.
Illuminum Taif Rose opens as a… Continue reading | 4 Comments