Tom Ford Orchid Soleil EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

As a designer, Tom Ford is known for “sex appeal”. Apparently, this means exposing a lot of skin, wearing a lot of shiny things at once and never underestimating the power of a glossy lip. When you see the “sex appeal” that Tom Ford constructs, you can tell this is a guy who grew up in Texas and has enjoyed many nights in disco-glamour-era NYC. He’s all about a mix of leopard prints, bronzed skin, fur, stilettos, daring necklines and… Continue reading | 11 Comments

Evyan White Shoulders Parfum Perfume Review

Evyan White Shoulders

Drugstore Divas Week – 2016

This week I’m revisiting popular perfumes available at US drugstores. The sort of perfumes that many of us know but many of us perfume lovers completely ignore. 

“Are you sure this is right?”

“Yeah, this is what she wears”, she said while picking up an oversized flimsy peach box.

“Maybe we could, like you know, find her something else. Something not sold at the drugstore and something…”

“That doesn’t appear to be so self-hating?”, she said with a giggle… Continue reading | 18 Comments

Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Regal (Tuberose) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Regal Perfume

7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

I love floral perfumes; yet, I’ve never really shown my enthusiasm for tuberose soliflores. I have… Continue reading

Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Celestial (Jasmine) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Celestial

7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*

Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals. 

Jasmine, like rose, has many faucets and this is one of the many reasons it’s a favorite… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang EDP Perfume Review

Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang

Sonoma Scent Studio Yin and Ylang¹ is a perfume of contrasts. It focuses on bright notes like citrus, aldehydes and florals followed by darker notes like musk and woods. Now, I wouldn’t say that this is an innovative concept. Basically, this is the formula of top, middle and base notes. However, Yin and Ylang does stand out. It’s a showcase of the different angles of white florals. They can be bright, light and airy. They can also be dense, velvety and dark… Continue reading | 5 Comments