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Caron Nuit de Noel EDT Perfume Review

Caron Nuit de Noel

Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Myrugia Maja EDT Perfume Review

Maja

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. 

For a person that talks about perfume on a daily basis, there’s only a few that have had a real impact on me. This is not me being a snob. I’m saying that there are very few perfumes that have impacted my life and influenced how I think about perfume. Myrugia Maja is one of the… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Chanel Cuir de Russie EDT Perfume Review

Chanel Cuir de Russie

Some perfumes make me feel like a crummy perfume blogger and Chanel Cuir de Russie in the Exclusifs Collection is one of those perfumes that gives me those feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I like Cuir de Russie and enjoy wearing it. It’s so Chanel and it’s no doubt a classic; however, I find I don’t really have much to say about it. I wish I had a story to tell you or I could come up with wonderful associations, but I don’t. I like Cuir… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore

 

“I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Colleen was in a million films and became an icon of an era. My guess is that this portrait is from the late 1920’s (1927 or 1928), the height of Colleen’s popularity. She is often overshadowed by other “flappers” of the era as they were viewed as more rebellious due to their film roles. Colleen was America’s Sweetheart… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Caron Bellodgia EDT Perfume Review

Caron Bellodgia

Sadly I was informed last week by a person that sells perfume and has been doing it for many years  that the Bellodgia customer is dying off. It’s time to make new fans, so here’s my review 🙂

The EDT of Bellodgia smells like carnation vanilla ice cream. It’s a creamy carnation with hints of “green” rose with violet and balsamic vanilla. The green in the EDT is a very pleasant edition and you won’t find it in the other concentrations of Bellodgia. The heart is a spicy floral with a nutty… Continue reading | 21 Comments