Is there a brand of perfumes that don’t really “click” with you?
I think many of us have a brand that we’ve tried but never really connected with us. It’s not about the perfumes. It’s us. Something about their style doesn’t work for us for whatever reason.
For me, it’s probably Jo Malone London. This is a brand that many people adore. I haven’t tried everything from the brand but what I have tried never really worked on me. Some of them go sort of “sour” on my… Continue reading | 16 Comments
Marshmallows are the most disappointing dessert. When international friends visit, they always want to try this exotic fluffy cube of sugar¹. As a good friend, it’s my job to tell them that they’ll be disappointed. Then I remember that life is full of disappointments. If they have made it this far, they can handle being disappointed by a boring sweet. I go find them marshmallows, they eat them and always go “That’s it? That’s not even good”. I nod my head in agreement and always a shoot a look… Continue reading | 6 Comments
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
I had said in my 6th Blogiversary post that I’d like to start doing a feature where I revisit perfumes to see if my “eaupinions” have changed. I said I wasn’t afraid to eat crow…and I’m not.
I think the best way to handle this new monthly feature is to resniff and wear 4-5 perfumes that I’ve reviewed in the past to see if my thoughts on these perfumes have changed. In 6+ years, I’m sure there will be some crow eating.
So, let’s… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’ve had zero luck with By Kilian “In the Garden of Good and Evil” Collection. They’re all “nice” fruity-florals but they lack personality. Or maybe I’m being really harsh because I expect more from luxury brands. And I expect more when a perfume costs a lot more than I usually pay.
Forbidden Games opens as peach blossoms and apples. It’s a fruity sweet fragrance with rose. My notes while sampling this one say “styling mousse“. I’ve had this complaint before with fragrances that do the… Continue reading | 10 Comments