fragrance

Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS Fragile (Violet) EDP Perfume Review

Eric Buterbaugh Fragile

Seven 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. 

Oh, violets. I love them so much. They’re so fragile, so delicate. Foolish humans have mostly… Continue reading | 3 Comments

fragrance

Bourbon French Parfums La Vie Nouvelle EDT Perfume Review

Mary Brian

 

If you love perfume and if you are (or are ever) in New Orleans, you really need to check out this little perfume house, Bourbon French Parfums. You will leave with something. Everyone does. You’ll probably leave with a lot of things, but the prices are really affordable. You can leave with like five bottles for the price of one bottle of European niche perfume.

I’ve tried a few from the brand and I’m attracted to their florals. There’s a nice vintage-y quality… Continue reading | 6 Comments

body products, fragrance

Bath & Body Works Flashback Fragrances – Thoughts & Mini Reviews

From tattoo choker necklaces to denim overalls to mini backpacks, we can easily see that there is a wave of 90’s nostalgia in effect right now. Even Bath & Body Works is having a moment of 90’s nostalgia and has relaunched six “Flashback Fragrances”.

Bath & Body Works

What’s funny is that I was never into Bath & Body Works fragrances back in the day because they were so “mall” and I was so anti-mall in my youth. I was more about wearing perfume oils or trying to get my… Continue reading | 15 Comments

home scents

A Few Candle Mini Reviews

OK, so are you ready for some quick and dirty candle fragrance reviews? Here you go!

Aura Radiant

Aura Radiant – Notes listed include grapefruit, goji berry and bergamot. Retails for $26.

This is one tart berry! Somebody add some vodka to this, it would be delicious! Grapefruit lovers should like this one. I’m not even a grapefruit lover and I ended up buying this. Great price and great quality.

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana

Aquiesse Black Coco Havana -Notes listed… Continue reading | 19 Comments

fragrance

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony EDP Perfume Review

By Kilian Bamboo Harmony EDP

Bamboo Harmony is one of the new fragrances in By Kilian’s Asian Tales Collection. I wasn’t very optimistic about this collection because I don’t like light and watery fragrances. I’m glad I kept my expectations low with this one.

Bamboo Harmony opens as a very sharp citrus (bergamot and bigarade) and something that could be white tea. It doesn’t smell like actual white tea but it smells like what we know as white tea in the perfume world. I pick up on a neroli “talcum powder”… Continue reading | 14 Comments