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.
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.
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
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