Raw Spirit¹ Summer Rain is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms in the Florida Everglades².
Summer Rain opens as tangy citrus zest. It smells exactly like zesting a lime. In addition, the grapefruit adds a bitterness to the natural sweetness of the lime. This opening is hyper-realistic. The heart does capture some of that Florida humidity. It’s a humid white floral with leafy greens. It’s the white florals that grow so easily in Southern Florida like orange blossoms and tangled vines of jasmine. No other note… Continue reading | 9 Comments
It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’re looking for something new to wear to compliment the season, here’s my suggestions:
For days at the beach or for the days you wish you were there!
Balenciaga Paris L’Édition Mer EDP – Cool, watery lily-of-the-valley aquatic that’s a nice nod to Japanese designer perfumes of the 1990’s. The coolness works well with hot beaches. Retails for $145 at Neiman Marcus but there’s rumors… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Shelley Kyle is one of those brands that I like for their over-the-top feminine florals. I mean, they even sell these frou-frou powder puffs and body powders that really invoke Old Hollywood glamour. Most of the Shelley Kyle fragrances lean traditionally feminine, except for this one. McClendon is a refreshing unisex citrus fragrance named after her son.
McClendon opens with a really sharp citrus. Really sharp citrus notes is that they remind me of dish washing detergent. I realize that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments
When I was putting together this list of the most worn perfumes of summer 2015, I almost felt like I had some sort of amnesia. This summer felt so long. Thanks to my Favorites posts, I had some idea of what I wore the most. And also those posts helped me realize that there wasn’t something wrong with me or my memory. This was a super busy, borderline disorientating summer for me.
It was our first summer on the East Coast. It’s… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Aether Arts Love for 3 Oranges is a perfume inspired by Prokofiev’s “A Love for Three Oranges”, an opera based on an Italian fairy tale that premiered in the early 1920’s. This scent is like being immersed into an orange grove. It’s the fruit, flowers and trees.
Love for 3 Orange opens really does open with juicy oranges. This perfume reverses the usual order of a birth of an orange. It gives us fruit then the orange blossoms and lastly, tree leaves. This… Continue reading | 4 Comments