If Goldilocks were at LUSH’s house of Furze looking for something just right, she’d find herself breaking a few chairs, picking herself up and walking right back out of the door she came through.
Furze is one of those “almost right” fragrances. I *should* technically like it because I usually like notes like this. Furze is a good idea but something about it is “broken”. Now most people, OK, non-obsessive perfume people will smell this and think “sweet” which they’ll translate as wearable and delicious and… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Kelly & Jones is a line of perfume inspired by wine. #5 Notes of Chardonnay is the most gourmand-y out of the line.
#5 Chardonanny opens with notes of melon bubblegum and toasted vanilla sugar. It fruity and creamy. With time the honeydew melon fades. Which is a good thing in my book. Melon isn’t my thing. There is a hint of spice and woods over a base of creamy vanilla custard with caramel.
This is my least favorite from The Wine Notes… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Votivo is a wonderful line of candles. They have quite a few that I consider staples in my candle arsenal. Every year I get excited for their Holiday line.
The packaging is very glamorous. I like that is holiday but not too holiday. This line is are more wintery. The larger candles are housed in a “silver” mirrored vessel with the Votivo logo. The box is metallic and I want a wallpaper like it 😉 The candles are also available in a travel tin, not as glamorous but… Continue reading | 3 Comments
When Prada announced they were working on a perfume called Prada Candy, many fumeheads were skeptical. Why would Prada start making fragrances for teens? Why would Prada jump on the cupcake wagon? Is this a joke? I’ve been happy with the Prada line. The original Prada is the closest fragrance that I have to a “signature”. Infusion d’Iris is wonderful and I like the masculines. I was more surprised by the name “Prada Candy” but not because I dislike sweet. It sounded so stripper to me. And yes, trashy. But, the note list sounded elegant so I couldn’t wait… Continue reading | 29 Comments
DSH Perfumes created Lautrec to celebrate Ça Fleure Bon’s first anniversary. One more reason why fragrance blogs make the world a better place! Celebratory perfumes! 😉 Lautrec is obviously inspired by one of my favorite artists, Toulouse-Lautrec. Lautrec is gluttonous gourmand filled with savory sweets, can-can cocktails, and bawdy base notes. It’s Bohemian perfection.
DSH Perfumes does gourmand like no other. And “this style” is my favorite gourmand style. DSH blends are edible, usually not sickly sweet, and often remind me of my grandmother’s homemade baked goods…if… Continue reading | 13 Comments