Some orange blossom perfumes are light and airy. Some orange blossom perfumes mingle with other white floral divas like tuberose and jasmine. And then sometimes you’ll find an orange blossom perfume that ins’t “light” but “dark”. LUSH Orange Blossom is one of these orange blossoms that could possibly have “noir” following its name.
Orange Blossom hits you upside the head with a honeyed, sharp orange blossom with rosewood (honestly, I could live without the huge helping of rosewood in the opening). Orange Blossom is huge. It… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Secreti di Belle Donne is the fragrance that represents Venice in DSH Perfumes’ Italian Splendor Collection. One time on Twitter, I tweeted that my SOTD (scent of the day) was “DSH Perfumes Secreti di Belle Nonne”. This caused a bit of a humorous uproar – Secret of the Beautiful Grannies. I like the idea of a fragrance worn by beautiful grammas with secrets. So, in my mind this perfume will always be for the Nonne and not the Donne 😉
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Ineke Field Notes From Paris, or F in the alphabetical line, is described as a woody oriental. I describe this 6th fragrance from Ineke as fantastic. I don’t care which gender wears Field Notes from Paris, one is going to feel confident and assured wearing it. I would say that Field Notes From Paris is a “fresh” leather floriental. It has fresh spiciness, lots of leather, and woods. It’s my favorite INeKe perfume.
Field Notes is inspired by classic French perfumes with notes of leather… Continue reading | 7 Comments
We Three Kings Blogging Project: Myrrh
When asked to participate in We Three Kings, I automatically knew that I wanted to write about my myrrh of choice, Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente (Passionate Myrrh) from the Les Orientalistes Collection. I like Myrrhe Ardente because it is a comforting scent, verging on gourmand because of the sweet notes of tonka and steamy beeswax. Myrrhe Ardente is passionate. It’s voluptuous. The Goutal Sisters were inspired by 19th century Orientalist paintings of romanticized “exotic”, voluptuous bathing beauties (I’m thinking something… Continue reading | 20 Comments
DSH Perfumes Parfum de Grasse is a sophisticated spicy, resiny rose blend with lots of chypre notes. It isn’t a green or “fresh” rose floral. It is a bit sweet but in a honey or crystallized rose petal way. This is what makes it different from the other rose scents in my fragrance library. I tend to purchase those fresh/green rose ones. This one is different. It is rich and luscious, dark and mysterious. It is a long-wearing fragrance because it is made from 98% botanical… Continue reading | 1 Comment