Linden blossoms can be filed under “Some of Victoria’s Favorite Smells”. I love the tartness and the sweetness of linden/lime blossom. Plus, it reminds me of some of my favorite places in the world. AND it’s one of those aromatics that has appeared in countless mythology and legends. I’m drawn to linden. I’m actually surprised by the few amount of perfumes that have embraced the beauty of linden.
The niche perfume market has lots of incense themed perfumes to choose from. After a while I grew tired of these because it felt like so many of them were redundant. (At that time I had found Etro Messe de Minuit and was satisfied). I know that this genre continues to attract people because of nostalgia. Many of us have associations with “church” incense. Out of the genre of “spiritual” incense, I think April Aromatics Calling All Angels is one of the best… Continue reading | 6 Comments
The phrase “natural beauty” is one of those phrases that I don’t like. One of the reasons I dislike it is that it is a term used to describe something that we perceive as “natural” even if it is or isn’t…it just has to look “natural”. Another reason I dislike it is because I don’t believe “natural beauty” is any better than “faked” beauty. I think our culture often uses the phrase for shaming people that they may perceive as illusionists or “fakers”. Any way you slice… Continue reading | 5 Comments
April Aromatics Liquid Dreams is when spring meets summer. There’s delicate yellow spring florals mixing with refreshing citrus and sharp linden blossoms.
Liquid Dreams opens with a big blast of natural lemon. And then it reminds me of that “refreshing” spa water; an infusion of water with lemon, lime and cucumber slices. It’s refreshing and effervescent. The linden peeks through. It’s tart and more green when smelled from a distance. Up close, it’s more floral reminding me of linden mixing with pollen-y daffodils – a spring… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Rose Week 2013
April Aromatics Rosenlust is a perfume for rose lovers. If you want a “garden” rose, you’ll want to try this.
Roselust is a citrus rose. It opens with a strong blast of grapefruit with hints of watery rose. The heart of Rosenlust is a grapefruit rose, very realistic, true and “living”. The dry-down of Rosenlust is a “fresh” rose with a hint of powdery orris. Rosenlust is a realistic soliflore; it’s naturally beautiful. There’s not much to Rosenlust… Continue reading | 9 Comments