With a name like “Coco Blanc” and a note list that reads like a dessert menu, one would expect for House of Matriarch Coco Blanc to smell like any typical gourmand, right? Well, it isn’t. This is an all-natural gourmand. And since so many gourmands rely on aromachemicals that smell like cotton candy, Coco Blanc isn’t going to come across like any of those gourmands you know. I’d actually argue that Coco Blanc isn’t a gourmand at all, but I don’t want to exert the energy… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Phlur is a new brand of perfumes located in Austin, Texas. As someone that has been writing a perfume blog since 2008, I’ve tried a lot of brands. Phlur claims to take the “BS out of fragrance buying”. That’s honorable, but what is the BS? I think Perfume People would describe what irks them about the perfume industry differently than someone that is the occasional perfume wearer. When you go to the site, there’s no notes listed. Instead it’s a playlist, lots of pictures of hot young people and… Continue reading | 17 Comments
It’s autumn! And I’m ready for fall fragrances. Here’s my picks for fragrances to get you through all your various autumn activities.
These are perfumes that remind me of fall’s harvest. Or I think they’d pair well with a lazy stroll through an apple orchard.
Parfum d’Empire Aziyadé EDP – Aziyadé is a dried fruits with spices that opens with juicy, autumn-picked pomegranates. The dry-down is delightfully animalic. Retails for $145 at Beautyhabit.
Sonoma Scent Studio
J05EPH K 9/Clouds is accurately named. When wearing this fragrance, I feel like I am falling backwards into a dreamy, soft down-feather mattress that never ends. 9/Clouds is soft and surrounds me. It’s the ultimate in comfort. 9/Clouds is like the perfect night’s sleep (which is a luxury for many of us).
9/Clouds is a a cool, rooty iris layered with apricot cream. The cocoa and a warm, clean musk show up. Now I can’t stop sniffing myself. This top is amazing. With… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Mainstream Monday : Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita has been around for a few years but recently it has hit the American market hard. I think in time for Mother’s Day. I’ve seen it in many stores and catalogs. The SA was giving me a hard sell, telling me that the four-leaf clover shaped bottle represents Lolita Lempicka and her 3 daughters. Um, OK, I like symbolism but this was useless information… Continue reading | 11 Comments