Andrée Putman basically spent her life as the interior designer. When I think of how a wealthy person with good taste decorates, I basically think of Putman’s streamline, unfussy, neutral, and very French aesthetic. Yeah, I’m sure it’s dated, or at least the vision in my head is, but her work has left an impression deep in my psyche – a neutral, light-filled imprint (with enormous windows and high ceilings) that is still way out of my price… Continue reading
Last year, I was going through a big peach moment. Never before had I cared for the note, but suddenly I wanted everything peach. I bought peach shower gels, lotions, candles and even perfumes. Somehow in this peach phase, I totally forgot about MDCI Perfumes Pèchè Cardinal which was a real shame because it was exactly what I wanted.
February is over! March is here. Which is great because I’m so over winter and I’m so ready for spring.
Here’s what I bought in February: I repurchased La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Cleanser. I also bought some Kneipp on sale (they’re holiday gift sets were marked down). I bought LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar. OMG, that stuff smells amazing. It’s a skanky jasmine. Honestly, I thought I’d use it as a bar soap because I have had rotten experiences with bar shampoos in the… Continue reading | 10 Comments
As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.
Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.
I have a rule for myself: Never trust blue liquids. A blue perfume can’t be trusted. And don’t get me started on blue alcoholic beverages which are basically inspired by untrustworthy blue perfumes¹! Why do I not trust blue juices? Well, I lived through the 90’s and associate these with “sporty” or aquatics that smelled like they were household cleaner in fancier bottles.
I ignored my own advice and tried Curacao Bay from Fath’s Essentials before I tried any other from this new, revived line. I’m… Continue reading