Ormonde Jayne Tsarina is supposed to be the brand’s “opulent” fragrance, the brand itself describes it as a “powerhouse” with imagery of brocade, furs and jewels. I found this interesting because I’d never use the word “powerhouse” to describe a Ormonde Jayne perfume despite many of my descriptions/review of Ormonde Jayne perfumes that come across as “powerhouse”. White Gold, a jasmine soliflore, smells like jewels and wealth. Ta’if, a warm rose, is a perfume that never ceases to gain me a few compliments. The… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’m trying so hard to limit my purchases this year. I’ve accumulated so much. I’ve downsized. Blah, blah, blah. But, do you have any idea how difficult it is to be a blogger in the realm of beauty/fragrance that doesn’t want to buy anything?! It’s difficult. There’s always new releases. There’s always a gift with purchase. There’s always a sale. There’s always a temptation! However, I’m making some improvements. I check my stash before I buy and I’ve unsubscribed from a lot of emails to resist temptations. But, I’m still… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Shelley Kyle is one of those brands that I like for their over-the-top feminine florals. I mean, they even sell these frou-frou powder puffs and body powders that really invoke Old Hollywood glamour. Most of the Shelley Kyle fragrances lean traditionally feminine, except for this one. McClendon is a refreshing unisex citrus fragrance named after her son.
Ligne Trapéze is DSH Perfume’s YSL Retrospective Collection for the Denver Art Museum. Ligne Trapéze is inspired by YSL’s “Dior Years” in the 1950’s. This one is meant to represent the epitome of French chic from the era. And it does. It’s a wearable “vintage” style perfume.
Ligne Trapéze opens with a blast of fruity aldehydes. I get a peachy-rose. The heart of this fragrance is a powdery soft violet and clean spring florals such as lily of the valley and daffodils. The dry-down of… Continue reading | 4 Comments