Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
It’s still hot and humid. This has me revisiting “fresh” fragrances like those in the Atelier Cologne Absolues “Collection Originale“. I’ve been in the mood for a fresh vanilla like Vanille Insensée and the green clover “eau de cologne” Trèfle Pur. I’ve worn Bois Blonds for a few days and couldn’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it yet. Bois Blonds is like an “incense eau de cologne”.
Sometimes I get sick of words and I just want to look at pretty things. Here’s a color story inspired by this striking and inspiring orange and green themed portrait of Ingrid Bergman.
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in Mighty Moss – A deep green shimmer eyeshadow stick. This color is so pretty on medium complexions with warm toned eyes. $17
I bought a bottle of Atelier Orange Sanguine when I got the idea in my head that I was moving to L.A.last year. After going through my perfume collection and daydreaming of moving to a small apartment once inhabited by Lilian Gish, I realized that all of my perfumes were “autumn” perfumes and this wasn’t going to work in my new life. I needed something citrus since this seems so logical for the sunny Hollywood weather. But, here’s the deal, I’m an “autumn” fragrance person. I… Continue reading | 23 Comments
Tea scents and I usually don’t mix. So many of them go all plastic-y on me. Atelier Cologne Oolong Infini doesn’t.
Oolang Infni opens with a blast of black pepper and Earl Grey tea. It’s pepper with tons of bergamot, very zesty. There’s a little bit of smokiness. It’s caravan tea smokiness. But, mainly I get pepper, bergamot and neroli. Oolang Infini is fresher than it is smoky. The dry-down is lots of white musk and some smoky vetiver on me.