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Shanghai Tang Gold Lily & Spring Jasmine Perfume Reviews

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Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

A few years ago when I was in Hong Kong on a major skincare spree¹, I picked up two bottles of perfume from Shanghai Tang. Most of the perfumes that are sold in Hong Kong are also available in the U.S. I bought the Shanghai Tang ones because I haven’t seen them before (and the sales associate was so incredibly nice).

Some of you may be looking at these bottles and their names and rolling your eyes at… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Alchemologie Juke Natural Perfume Review

Alchemologie Juke

Alchemologie Juke is a natural perfume inspired by Mississippi Delta jooks/juke joints. With copy including “bayou” and “magnolia flowers” with a note list prominently featuring white florals, I couldn’t wait to open my sample of Juke.

Juke opens as a heady, humid white floral. It’s absolutely gorgeous. I wish it could last forever, but it can’t. It’s almost like linden and frangipani. It becomes more indolic. Juke starts to remind me of unlit sticks of Nag Champa incense. There’s a honeyed tobacco in the heart that keeps Juke… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Gallivant Tel Aviv EDP Perfume Review

Gallivant Tel Aviv

Gallivant is a new perfume brand founded by Nick Steward¹, former creative director of L’Artisan. This is a line of destination perfumes…perfumes inspired by place. The brand currently highlights four cities: Istanbul, London, Brooklyn and Tel Aviv.

All I know about Tel Aviv is that it is a party city filled with hot people. Basically, I think of it like Miami except replace the Art Deco architecture with Bauhaus. When I received my Gallivant samples, I wasn’t that interested in trying Tel Aviv. Why? I thought… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola EDP Perfume Review

Neela Vermeire Pichola

Neela Vermeire Creations Pichola is a perfume inspired by reflections over Lake Pichola. Pichola is perfume of radiance.

Pichola opens as a spicy orange blossom. It’s like a splash of orange blossom water with sliced lemons. Added into this is a simple syrup composed of sugar and warm spices. I feel like if yellow topaz could have a smell, it would smell like this opening. The heart of Pichola is a floral bouquet of tuberose, a waxy jasmine and lemon-kissed magnolia petals. It’s heady and warmed… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Dusita Melodie de L’Amour EDP Perfume Review

Dusita Melodie de l'Amour

 

Dusita is a new(ish) French perfume house (with roots in Thailand) that all my perfume blogger friends have been talking about. The brand isn’t available in person in NYC and I’ve been trying to refrain from buying samples, I didn’t rush on the bandwagon and try the scents. Feeling sorry for me (I’m exaggerating), a friend/blogger/perfume lover sent me samples to try. (Aren’t perfume people the absolute best?)¹ Being me, I was like, is there a rose? Nope. Please tell me there is a white… Continue reading | 2 Comments