Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If the currency utilized in the world post-Nuclear Apocalypse includes samples of Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb, I will be a rich woman. How have I accumulated so many samples of a fragrance that I never really wanted to wear? Never in my life have I asked for a sample of Flowerbomb; yet, here they are. Every online order comes with a sample of Flowerbomb. If you ever do a beauty subscription box, you will get more Flowerbombs than you’ll ever need.
I will take… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When Miu Miu was launched, I didn’t want to try it. Why? Because I loved the bottle and ad campaign so much and I didn’t want to be disappointed by the actual product inside the bottle. Reviews started to be published and the opinions were really lukewarm. With so many launches and so little time, I didn’t go out of my way to try Miu Miu.
One day MTA actually ran smoothly and I arrived at a dinner… Continue reading | 4 Comments
In a world where there is an abundance of vanilla perfumes, it’s a shame that there’s a shortage of good ones. Providence Perfume Co. is a rarity. It’s one of the good ones. And not just one of the good ones, but one of the exceptional ones. It’s everything that I want in a vanilla and then some.
Provanilla is an aquatic vanilla. It opens with a realistic blend of cantaloupe and honeydew melons with a fresh ocean breeze. Even if you don’t like the thought… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Rose Week 2015
It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a Montale and being that it’s “Rose Week” it’s time to pull out one of their many rose perfumes for a review.
Aoud Damascus opens as a citrus rose, not like freshly squeezed citrus but like citrus essential oils and roses. There’s some motor oil oud and black motorcycle jackets. But, I’d say that the rose is the star in Aoud Damascus. It’s like a rose in a biker bar. It’s leather, sweat and roses… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’ve never visited the French Riviera but because of cultural influences like Pablo Picasso, Brigitte Bardot and La Cage aux Folles, it’s one of my “favorite places that I’ve never been” – sea, sun, art, gambling and celebs…
Un Jour d’Été reminds me of lemon and creamy ylang ylang in the opening. It’s citrus, woodsy, creamy and floral. It’s like a really glamorous Bain de Soleil (which I wear as perfume in the summer). There’s salt air and a… Continue reading | 2 Comments