April Aromatics Nectar of Love is a romantic fragrance. It definitely reminds me of some sort of nectar of the goddesses. It’s sweet, syrupy florals that are almost too good to be true. This is where I like to think of it as romantic love. Love is complicated and Nectar of Love spares us of any pain or conflict. It’s a pretty, uplifting perfume that’s like wearing “warm and fuzzy feelings”.
Nectar of Love is a sweet white floral. It opens with citrus, but not… Continue reading
Years ago, April Aromatics won me over with the decadent”glamour hippie” spicy patchouli, Bohemian Musk. I adore the the brands heady florals (like Tempted Muse), but I’m always drawn to what Tanja does with earthy notes. Erdenstern is like a cousin of my first April Aromatics love, Bohemian Musk. This is a botanical musk with a leafy bitterness over the brand’s signature “sophisticated, balsamic sweetness”.
Erdenstern opens as a dusty, dark chocolate cocoa powder and musk. It’s warm, earthy and… Continue reading | 2 Comments
It’s September which is good. I’m so over August. It’s too hot and too humid. However, September hasn’t gotten the memo yet. It’s also hot and humid. And it looks like the entire week is going to be this way. My brain is sick of trying to function in this mess. So, let’s start this first day of September out with something pretty and uplifting, OK?
April Aromatics Rose L’Orange is a pretty floral with sweetness that is never cloying. Rose L’Orange opens with an orange… Continue reading | 4 Comments
It’s hot. It’s summer and I want to wear things that cut through mugginess without making me gag. April Aromatics Ray of Light is one of those fragrances that works for this.
Ray of Light opens as a neon citrus with a day-glo brightness from lemon, lime and galbanum. And if that wasn’t energizing enough, here comes the cold mint. The heart of Ray of Light is more like a lemon and mint cocktail. It’s sweeter; yet, still cool and refreshing. It’s like a… Continue reading | 8 Comments
April Aromatics Tempted Muse is a perfume inspired by ambrosia, “The Nectar of the Gods”. To me this sounds so serious, like do I really deserve to smell like Gods? (No need to answer that). I do love the idea of an ambrosia fragrance, but when I wear Tempted Muse, I don’t think it’s overly serious. It’s a scrumptious fruity floral that seems more attainable than something only for Gods. It makes me think of the beauty of Central American beaches or like a beach-destined honeymoon… Continue reading | 10 Comments