Aerin Lauder Waterlily Sun EDP Perfume Review

Aerin Waterlily Sun

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I haven’t spent much time at all with the Aerin Lauder perfumes. I’ve sniffed them in store a few times. I don’t remember much about them other than I think I like the rose and lilac one. I get the impression that they are sort of Jo Malone London-ish – sheer, light and feminine. Maybe they’re meant for layering? Waterlily Sun is one of the newest launches in the collection. Honestly, I didn’t expect to like it since I… Continue reading | 5 Comments

body products

Ayres Soap & Shower Cream Review

vintage Buenos Aires map

Ayres (like Buenos Aires)  is an aromatherapeutic bath and body line inspired by Argentina and created by Argentinian in America, Alejandro Rasic. The line is based on aromatherapy but I find that these products have complex scents that easily compete with more “perfumey” products.


Ayers Shower Cream

Shower Cream in Patagonia

Patagonia’s notes include jasmine, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli and fir. This scent is inspired by Patagonia’s snow-caped mountains… Continue reading | 2 Comments


Diptyque Geranium Odorata EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Geranium Odorata

I don’t even care for geranium as a note.So, when I saw the new Diptyque, Geranium Odorata, I didn’t go out of my way to sample it. To make a long story short, I ended up sampling it on a warm day on an impromptu sniffing spree. I was surprised by how much I was drawn to this fragrance. Maybe it was the heat, but I rather liked this fresh, cool tea-like scent.

Geranium Odorata opens with a bergamot and mint which reminds me of tea… Continue reading | 7 Comments


Illuminum Tribal Black Tea EDP Perfume Review

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea

Illuminum Tribal Black Tea comes from the tribe of Earl Grey. This is a citrus black tea. And you know, you’d think that Perfume World would be saturated with those, but the Perfume World really isn’t.

Tribal Black Tea opens with a Earl Grey tea with an addition of lemon and cardamom. I sort of wish I were drinking it instead of wearing it…It wears as a linear Earl Grey and then dries down to a candied orange peel with a sheer amber.

Years… Continue reading | 2 Comments


HEELEY Oranges & Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clement’s EDP Perfume Review

HEELEY Oranges & Lemons

Why does the name of this perfume have to be so long? For the sake of this review, we will call HEELEY Oranges & Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clement’s by the name of St. Clements. I can’t deal with typing that over and over. It’s a phrase that is more fun to say than type.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this fragrance opens with citrus. It’s a bitter citrus with tons of lemons and then a fresh neroli appears. This isn’t surprising… Continue reading | 3 Comments