Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Some Popular Perfumes
OK, OK, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some jaded perfume snob. Years ago I wrote some not-so-great reviews of Maison Martin Margiela Replica perfumes.¹ Let me explain. It’s not that I dislike this brand or think the perfumes are bad. They aren’t. They’re all extremely wearable. My beef with the line is that the ideas aren’t very original. I’ve been writing this blog since 2008 (yes, 10 years) and I’ve seen every one of Maison Martin Margiela’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments
When I want to smell “pretty”, I like to wear Les Parfums de Rosine. Their specialty is pretty, romantic rose-y perfumes. When the house launched Rose Nue in its pretty blush pink bottle with a jade green accent, I knew this was something I’d have to try. The concept, the colors…it all fits in perfectly with the Parfums Rosine image.
Rose Nue opens with bright aldehydes, similar to those found in perfumes like Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere. Rose Nue wears like a soapy, clean aldehydic floral… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes
For a mainstream, designer line, Elizabeth & James has some really solid scents. I love Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon is a really great vanilla perfume. When I heard that the brand launched two new perfumes, Amethyst and French Grey, I couldn’t wait to try them. I tried them as soon as they came out and here I am in December finally reviewing them. I guess that says really all you need to know about how I feel about these:
Parfums Rosine’s newest perfume is a fragrance inspired by snow, Rose de Neiges. It’s supposed to bring to mind a rose garden in frost. As someone that loves cool fragrances and roses, I couldn’t wait to try this one. I feel like the fragrance industry is really lacking in the area of cool or “aquatic” roses. Is Rose de Neiges the rose I’ve been waiting for?
Rose de Neiges reminds me of snow cream. It’s a linear fragrance and if… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing (Two) Popular Perfumes
A month ago, I went through and organized perfume samples. I have a lot of stuff that I should review, stuff I may review and stuff I’m never going to review. I thought I’d give two scents that were free with a Sephora purchase a try. I’ve been neglecting my Mainstream Monday feature but that’s mainly because I’m lazy and haven’t been to a department store in a very, very long time. So, here’s my quick impressions of these two… Continue reading | 2 Comments