It’s back to school time. And even though, I’ve long been out of school and I don’t have children, I was oddly haunted by one of those cliché “Oh, no! You really didn’t earn a diploma so you’re going to have come back for this course” dreams. The dream didn’t end up in Jerri Blank “Strangers with Candy” mode, but it was just me cursing and really pissed about this delay in recognizing such a mix up. What’s up with those stupid dreams? Anyway… Continue reading | 9 Comments
I really don’t think that one can go wrong when it comes to a combo of orange and vanilla. Orange creamsicle perfumes make me happy. A Beautiful Life (or ABL) Crush’d is one of these oh, so happy orange and vanilla blends. Bonus. I can’t read/see the name without thinking of Krush Groove. DOUBLE WHAMMY OF HAPPINESS.
A Beautiful Life Smitten PINK is a fruity-floral with self-described “Southern florals”. And I do get Southern florals in it but it doesn’t conjure up a Southern belle. Instead I get a festival chick.
Smitten PINK opens up as a blast of pink grapefruit. It’s sour but sweet. There is a lot of black currant. This smells sweet, tart, and a little musky. The muskiness is that fruity “blackberry” like musk that accompanies black currant. The opening is citrus-fruity. With time the florals… Continue reading | 3 Comments
A Beautiful Life PoP is a vegetal musky fragrance that reminds me of hazy summer days. A portion of the profit sales are donated to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need.
Pop opens as an herbaceous musky clary sage with a hint of pear and peach. Because of this, I’m reminded of white varieties of lavender – slightly fruity but very herbal and crisp. With time I get a peach sprinkled in dried, ground… Continue reading