PK Perfumes Ginger Zest de Citron is a perfume inspired by cocktails. I find Ginger Zest de Citron to be a very global perfume in that pulls “ingredients” from all over.
Ginger Zest de Citron surprises me with its opening. It’s curry leaves, mint chutney and orange-ginger marmalade. Ginger Zest de Citrons goes into a direction I didn’t expect. It’s curry leaves, turmeric and white florals. Curry is odd because it’s spicy, sweet, lemony and pungent and sometimes I find it “rubbery”. On… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Jul et Mad is a perfume brand founded by a young married couple. The “themes” of the perfume deal with romance and love. Aqua Sextius is the newest perfume from the line and it’s inspired by Aix-en-Provence as an autobiographical fragrance. This is where the couple were wed and where they reside. This place is known as “The City of 100 Fountains”. You can pick this up in Aqua Sextius. This perfume is a mineral, green aquatic floral.
Aqua Sextius is a bitter, tart… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Oh, summer is ending and really the only thing that I mourn is the produce. Fresh basil, plump tomatoes and berries are the only way I’ll put up with heat. MCMC Garden is a perfume oil inspired by Anada Harvest, a group of urban farmers. Fifty percent of the proceeds of Garden is donated to this group. Garden smells like its name.
Garden opens as an herbal blend of thyme and boxwood bushes. It smells exactly like an herb garden. There’s lemon verbena, lemon… Continue reading | 4 Comments
When it comes to citrus, I’m picky. But, if one pairs citrus with vanilla, I’m going to be less picky. I smell vanilla and orange together and automatically have childhood nostalgia. I think of orange cream pops and I can’t be grumpy.
Smell Bent Sunshine is a more “grown-up” take on frozen treats but it’s still fun. It reminds me of orange creamsicles and sunshine. It’s a juicy orange and creamy, sweet vanilla. There is warmth from a warm, milky sandalwood. The dry down of Sunshine… Continue reading | 2 Comments
It’s a officially summer and I hope you’re ready for my Summer 2014 perfume picks for “every” occasion in various price points.
Olivine Atelier Amongst the Waves perfume oil – This is a pretty gardenia meets stargazer lily and they’re wearing tanning oil. Retails for $48 at Beautyhabit.It’s also available in an EDP but I actually prefer the oil for summer.
Yves Rocher Malaysian