Shelley Kyle is one of those brands that I like for their over-the-top feminine florals. I mean, they even sell these frou-frou powder puffs and body powders that really invoke Old Hollywood glamour. Most of the Shelley Kyle fragrances lean traditionally feminine, except for this one. McClendon is a refreshing unisex citrus fragrance named after her son.
McClendon opens with a really sharp citrus. Really sharp citrus notes is that they remind me of dish washing detergent. I realize that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Rose Week 2016
Être au Parfum is a trio of rose perfumes launched in 2015 that are meant to be worn alone or layered. Each perfume displays a different faucet of rose soliflores.
Here’s my quick take on each one:
“The Citrus Rose”
Une opens as lemonade. It gets greener and more herbal with wear reminding me of geranium and lemon balm. The heart is a a bright citrus-y rose. Because of all of the lemon mixing… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Viktoria Minya’s newest perfume, Hedonist Cassis, is a vibrant crème de cassis-kissed rose. It’s one of those fragrances, that from the description, I wouldn’t think wouldn’t be a good fit for me. But, that’s why we shouldn’t let descriptions intimidate us.
Hedonist Cassis opens with tart berries and green grass. There’s a mentholated, sulfuric quality to this from grapefruit peels. It wears a tart, fruity rose with an airy sheerness (that is similar to the feel of the other Hedonist flankers like
By Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses (Typical Me) is a dense jammy rose. However, the difference between Liaisons Dangeresues and other jammy roses, is that this one has a greenness that makes it seem more like “IT’S ALIVE!” which is a good, I guess. It’s a rose entangled in fruit orchards and vines that makes me think of Disney Sleeping Beauty’s cursed castle – a snarl of overgrown thorns.
Liaisons Dangereuses is a spiced plum jam with overripe, slightly camphoric blackcurrants. It’s fruity, jammy and lactonic with a green coconut… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Cartier has Les Heures de Parfum Collection. It’s a collection of more “exclusive” perfumes (AKA in fewer doors). I’ve tried quite a few of them and I’m actually surprised by how many of them that I like. For example, I like L’Heure Folle, a fruity (sans florals) fragrance.
L’Heure Folle is sulfuric with grapefruit and currants. The opening is like freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with grenadine (sugary pomegranate). And this may sound boring to you, but it isn’t to me. This is a fruity scent… Continue reading