Rose Week 2013
Rose Vert is a green rose. It’s not savory or jammy. It’s not fruity. It’s not like other modern rose releases. Rose Vert is from another era. It smells like something you’d smell in a Belle Époque cinema or at the follies. 1890’s bohemian…
Rose Vert is a bitter citrus floral with dried rose petals. I immediately pick up on the moss. Rose Vert is dusty. Antique. It’s a bitter, green rose that gets richer and deeper with time… Continue reading | 3 Comments
My inner riot grrrl is very attracted to this new Joya limited edition Autumn 2011 launch. The Army Candle is a candle housed in an antique 1945 British Army soap dishes. My husband would call this a “mantique”, antiques that men dig. The metal containers are wrapped in British DPM camouflage. Only 100 of these have been produced.
Candles are a soy wax blend and each antique soap dish… Continue reading
Personal and home fragrance house, Joya, has paired up with design collective, Vane, to make hand-crafted solid perfume housed in charming jewelry. This amulets are to be worn. The heat of your body releases the perfume or you can apply the solid perfume directly to your pulse points. This collection launched this month features Timepiece, Pin, and Brooch.
Timepiece with Royal Jasmine– This antique filigreed styled pocket watch with a long chain houses the solid perfume, Royal Jasmine. Royal Jasmine is… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Weekly Cheap Secret:
I’ve been using Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner for years. This is the toner that I prefer from fall through spring. This is my favorite alcohol-free toner. The formula is simple and I love the rosewater aroma. The story is that this formula is based on the formula that Victorian-era Rose Thayer used over 150 years ago. Everyone complimented on her skin, which looked at least 10 years younger
Voluspa has launched 8 new fragrances for the Maison Rouge Collection, just in time for the holidays. These eight fragrances are available in candles (in many sizes), room & body sprays (Aqua de Senteur), Room Diffuser, and moisturizing bar soaps. Like most Voluspa products, the packaging is gorgeous. The colors and designs are rich, luxe, and elegant. Think turn of the century Art Nouveau-ish daguerreotypes with a modern edge. There’s even a moth design on one of the candles, my favorite imagery ever. The eight scents in this… Continue reading | 8 Comments