How l’eau can you go? Diptyque wants you to get L’Eau de L’Eau.
L’Eau de L’Eau is an eau de cologne. It opens with a sparkling combo of licorice, freshly grated ginger and lemon. L’eau de L’Eau becomes spicier with dry cloves added to the mix. This mingles with old-fashioned traditionally “masculine” notes of lavender and tonka. The dry-down is surprisingly “warm” for an eau de cologne. It’s powdery and woodsy with sharp citrus blossoms.
When I think of “cologne”, I think of something… Continue reading | 1 Comment
I’ve missed two things this summer: grilling and gardening. I didn’t think these things were important to me until I didn’t have them. In fact, when we had a garden I complained about it all of the time. It was so much work and it felt like having more pets. I couldn’t go out of town for the weekend without killing 15 cherry tomato plants. Yet, it was rewarding. I had so many tomatoes, black currants, herbs… Now I can have the… Continue reading | 1 Comment
I’ve already done a feature, Feminines for Masculines so I had to do Masculines for Feminines. This is a look at perfumes that I recommend for feminine types/women, even though they are marketed as masculine. Because of this, you’ll see less niche and indie perfumes on the list as many indie brands are post-gender. So, I’ve excluded perfumes that are marketed as unisex and I’ve included those that you’ll find in the “men’s” section of your favorite beauty or department store.
Here are my… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Let’s start with me ranting…and let’s end with me ranting.
I know this is wrong of me and I shouldn’t admit it. I decided that I hated Gucci Guilty before even trying it. Am I snobby and dislike mainstream fragrances? No. Was I offended by the name? Not really, but I do fine the name stupid. I don’t want to smell “guilty”. So why did I dislike it? For months and months when I went into… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Originally created in 1927, Penhaligon’s Eau de Cologne has been relaunched in the Anthology Collection. Eau de Cologne should get an award for the most fleeting fragrance on the planet. I swear that its life span is 5 minutes on my skin. Even for an eau de cologne, I find this remarkable.
I find Eau de Cologne very refreshing. It opens as freshly squeezed lemons and oranges. It’s very effervescent and optimistic. I get some of that heady neroli that reminds me of little petals… Continue reading | 2 Comments