November was a busy month but in that totally boring sort of busy way. I have a lot of projects going on that need to be finished. It was like a month of just staying busy and trying to stay focused and motivated. I have my own projects but I also took on some freelance projects. This is all good, just keeps me busy.
Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfumes that pair well with wines. These fragrances play up the notes found in the wine that they are named after.
#4 Notes of Merlot is a fruity floral. It opens as tart and juicy with rhubarb and red currant with a glimmer of citrus. It’s a light and sheer fruity fragrance with a hint of dewy greens. On my skin, most of the wear is that sour rhubarb. It eventually dries down to… Continue reading
Bruno Fazzolari Seyrig is a perfume inspired by the transitional feminine perfumes of the last 60’s/early 70’s but interpreted for all of us in the present. It’s an aldehydic floral with Syringa (she used to go by “Lilac”) as its muse.
Seyrig opens with dry as a drought aldehydes. It’s aggressively adlehydic – like a mosh pit of aldehydes. Seyrig starts to wear as a fancy floral soap of rose and lilac all contained in a plastic wrapper. It really does smell like floral soap and… Continue reading | 10 Comments
In a world of excessive perfume launches, you’d expect for the inspirations to be more diverse than they are. But in reality, many of the launches are rather redundant or seem to be inspired by similar things. One of the reasons that I love the Neela Vermeire Creations line is that the inspirations come from a place of authenticity and a true love of Indian culture. Ashoka tells the story of an emperor who declared war to expand his empire; however, after… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Smell Bent is a brand known for their jaunty perfumes and cheeky names. And this can sometimes distract from the constitution of the actual perfumes. I think this is something that has happened to Bollywood or Bust.
First things first, I wouldn’t describe Bollywood or Bust as a very “Bollywood” perfumes. So let’s get rid of that little assumption. Let’s just go into this thinking of it as an indie perfume with a reasonable price point. Bollywood or Bust opens with a sour, woodsy sandalwood and… Continue reading | 7 Comments