Caron Nocturnes does not smell the way I remember it smelling. It has been reformulated; that’s for sure. She’s still beautiful but I’d like to see a few extra pounds on her.
Nocturnes opens with aldehydes and a powdery, spicy lilac and greens. It’s as if spring florals have been mixed with tonic water and made into a refreshing cocktail. I also get something that reminds me of clean, warm laundry but in a good way. As the scent progresses, it becomes softer with more powder. It’s a warm orris floral with sandalwood that smells slightly cosmetic… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Here’s the perfumes that I found myself reaching for the most during the spring of 2013. I admit that I’m rather traditional when it comes to spring perfumes. I want to smell like flowers. If you talked to me a few years ago, I didn’t even wear florals. Now they’re sort of my “thing”.
12. Guerlain Champs-Elysées EDT – A neon mimosa. Love this stuff. Full Review. Retails for $74 at Nordstrom.
11. CdG Synthetic Series Tar – Because… Continue reading | 16 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
He mops up the floor. Back and forth. Back and forth. Lavender fumes. He thinks about her. She’s all he ever thinks about. Her eyes. Her hands. The smell of her hair as she rests on his chest.
Door slams. Garbage doesn’t take out itself. A rush of hot air follows into the building.
He’d ask her father if he could marry her. He can’t work up the nerve. There’s no way he’ll approve of her marrying a man that wears a hairnet all day. He works hard but… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I’ve always admired the genre of green fragrances but they used to intimidate them. They were sharp, crisp and I always imagined they carry a small clutch and have a really organized desk. You see, I didn’t relate to green perfume. They weren’t “me”. I’m scatterbrained, carry a big bag and have the world’s messiest desk. After being into perfume for over 10 years, green perfumes have grown on me as my experiences have broadened. Chanel Cristalle EDP was my gateway green.
Cristalle opens with bitter galbanum and tart peach. I also get… Continue reading | 20 Comments
Collaboration is essential to the world of perfume. Without muses, we wouldn’t have half of the classics we still wear today. One of the many things that appeals to me about the indie lines is collaboration. I’ve seen perfumers make scents for indie stores and galleries. I’ve even seen indie perfumers make perfumes inspired by blogging projects. I have to say from my experience that the most diverse and prolific collaborator is Kedra Hart of Opus Oils.
Opus Oils is a nifty perfume line located in Hollywood. The boutique is open by appointment. This time last year, I was… Continue reading | 38 Comments