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Beyonce Midnight Heat EDP Perfume Review

Beyonce Midnight Heat perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

There’s so much stupidity in the name “Beyonce Midnight Heat” that I’m not even going to go there. We’ll all have our associations and we’ll all go, “well, that’s a stupid name for a perfume”.

Midnight Heat opens as this oddly dusty fragrance that is a mix of patchouli and peaches. And then it gets fruitier and fruitier. Dusty fruits. And this was the best part of the fragrance. Midnight Heat becomes this sickly sweet amber with… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Madonna Truth or Dare EDP Perfume Review

Madonna Truth or Dare

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m sure by now, you all know the story behind Madonna’s Truth or Dare. It’s a tuberose perfume based on her mother’s signature scent, Piguet Fracas. I wasn’t bothered by Madonna’s launching of a fragrance now of all times to launch a fragrance. But, I was bothered by it being “inspired by” Fracas. If you want to smell like Fracas, then just buy Fracas. Also, why do I want to smell like Madonna’s mother? Why does any fan of Madonna want… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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Heidi Klum Surprise EDT Perfume Review

Heidi Klum Surprise

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Here’s the newest offering from Heidi Klum. It’s called Surprise and I can’t help but giggle inside every time I read it or say it. It’s so campy. I say it my head just like “Pickle Surprise!”, an obscure reference but you can watch below if you want to pollute your brain with awesomeness. Even if you didn’t have Tom Rubnitz in your head, I think you can still see the camp. I have quite a few vintage cookbooks because I’m… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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David Beckham Homme EDT Fragrance Video Review

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

One doesn’t really expect innovation or even quality from a celeb perfume, but I must say that for the price David Beckham Homme isn’t too shabby. A lot of guys are buying equally as boring designer fragrances that cost much more.

David Beckham Homme opens with “fresh” citrus that I’ve smelled in other mainstream masculines. It’s Chinese 5 Spice with the lemon-spice Szechuan pepper and ginger. It’s spicy fresh. The rosemary is green and sharp. The next thing you know you have a mini spice cabinet following you around! The leather in Homme… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Halle Berry Closer EDP Perfume Review

Halle Berry Closer EDP

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m fascinated by Halley Berry Closer. It’s not the fragrance. It’s the marketing. Many of us hardcore fragrance people talk about gender and fragrance marketing. It’s all about the merchandising and the bottle. Closer could have easily been thrown in another bottle, maybe with David Beckham’s name on it and it would only be worn by young dudes. I’m really interested in seeing if this one will be a big seller like the other Halle Berry perfumes or… Continue reading | 8 Comments