Kai Perfume Oil Review

Kai perfume oil

Gardenia often seems like a note or theme that people look for in a perfume. I often get asked for gardenia perfume suggestions. However, I always have to tell people that I haven’t found my perfect gardenia. I’m still searching. So many gardenias smell like a functional fragrance. Some give me a headache. Others are merely “OK”. The closest to “my” gardenia is Kai perfume oil.

Kai is a clean musky floral. When the oil warms on the skin, Kai becomes more floral. It’s a melange… Continue reading | 11 Comments


Kelly & Jones #5 Notes of Chardonnay EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Chardonnay

Kelly & Jones is a line of perfume inspired by wine. #5 Notes of Chardonnay is the most gourmand-y out of the line.

#5 Chardonanny opens with notes of melon bubblegum and toasted vanilla sugar. It fruity and creamy. With time the honeydew melon fades. Which is a good thing in my book. Melon isn’t my thing. There is a hint of spice and woods over a base of creamy vanilla custard with caramel.

This is my least favorite from The Wine Notes… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Vince Camuto for Women EDP Perfume Review

Vince Camuto

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Vince Camuto is a shoe designer and has designed the very popular Tory Burch “Reva” ballet flat. He has been involved with tons of projects. There’s a Vince Camuto clothing line and perfumes.

Vince Camuto for Women opens with rum and peach schnapps. I also get pineapple juice. I’m starting to wonder if I can drink this…it’s a very sweet, syrupy fragrance. This isn’t a bad thing; it works for this perfume. The heart… Continue reading | 6 Comments


DSH Perfumes Euphorisme d’Opium EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Euphorisme d'Opium

Euphorisme d’Opium is in DSH Perfumes’ YSL Retrospective Collection for the Denver Art Museum. Can you guess which epic perfume this one is inspired by?

I think we often forget what a scandal YSL Opium was in 1977. In today’s world mega pop stars are bragging that their perfume smelling like “expensive hookers” and the media latches on to a statement about blood and semen. Countless mainstream perfumes outright sell sex. For example, there is a perfume line called “Sexual” and they have such… Continue reading | 5 Comments