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A Beautiful Life Crush’d EDP Perfume Review

ABL Crush'd Perfume

I really don’t think that one can go wrong when it comes to a combo of orange and vanilla. Orange creamsicle perfumes make me happy. A Beautiful Life (or ABL) Crush’d is one of these oh, so happy orange and vanilla blends. Bonus. I can’t read/see the name without thinking of Krush Groove. DOUBLE WHAMMY OF HAPPINESS.

Crush’d is a blood orange creamsicle and then it turns into blood orange toasted marshmallows. It’s juicy and creamy. And yes, it’s sweet. I find that… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Blooming Dream Drunken Flowers EDP Natural Perfume

Blooming Dream Drunken Flowers

Hey, even flowers want to have a good time! Blooming Dream shows us that flowers are loving, fun drunks and not the mean, start-a-fight drunks.

With a name like Drunken Flowers it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this smells boozy. It opens as a golden citrus cocktail. It reminds me of a boozy creamsicle (orange and vanilla) with spicy cardamom. The heart is a boozy, sweet floral – like orange blossoms and cognac. Yes, drunken flowers. Drunken Flowers dries down to a creamy sandalwood… Continue reading | 12 Comments

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Smell Bent Sunshine EDP Perfume Review

Smell Bent Sunshine

When it comes to citrus, I’m picky. But, if one pairs citrus with vanilla, I’m going to be less picky. I smell vanilla and orange together and automatically have childhood nostalgia. I think of orange cream pops and I can’t be grumpy.

Smell Bent Sunshine is a more “grown-up” take on frozen treats but it’s still fun. It reminds me of orange creamsicles and sunshine. It’s a juicy orange and creamy, sweet vanilla. There is warmth from a warm, milky sandalwood. The dry down of Sunshine… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Sonoma Scent Studio Spiced Citrus Vetiver Natural EDP Perfume Review

Sonoma Scent Studio

I’m not the Naturals Police nor do I want to be. I could care less whether a perfume is 100% natural or not (unless they are marketing it as such, charging a ton, and it isn’t, that’s a different story). Concerning the perfumes that I enjoy and wear, I don’t care about what goes in it. I’m about results and not the process. Now saying this, I’ve tried many perfumes and I do have a feel for what is believably natural (or mostly natural) or not… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Aftelier Oud Luban Parfum Extrait Review

Aftelier Oud Luban parfum

Aftelier Oud Luban Parfum Extrait is an oil-based version of the limited edition solid perfume that was available in the 2011 holiday season. This is a perfume of “highs and lows” meaning that it lacks middle notes.

Oud Luban opens with the juiciest blood orange and terpenious resins. Oud Luban is interesting. Up close it smells of the world’s juiciest orange mixed with orange marmalade, from a distance I get an amazing melange of real ouds and resins. It reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s precisionist… Continue reading | 3 Comments