Growing up, I was drawn to the desert. And the ocean. I was drawn to both of them for their enigmatic vastness and this paired well with my innate wanderlust. Plus, the ocean and the desert were rather enticing to a young gal growing up in Tennessee.
My fascination with the desert never went away; my aversion to UV rays and extreme weather have kept me from spending much time in the desert but I love the idea of them, what they symbolize to me. When I was… Continue reading | 15 Comments
Humiecki and Graef seem to take pride with their bizarre-o perfume inspirations. Multiple Rouge is “inspired by ecstatic joy on the cusp of sentimentality“. Whatever. This is futuristic fruit.
Jell-O mold fruit salad and some sweat. Cool, metallic pineapple suspended in raspberry/cranberry Jell-O. It’s more aluminum fruits from a distance and disco booty up close (overripe fruits). Being that it projects most people are just going to smell metal fruits. The dry-down is a fruity musk. FRUITS!
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I didn’t know what the notes were when I first tried The Different Company De Bachmakov but it was eerily familiar even though I knew it wasn’t one memory but multiple scent memories. I smelled air conditioning and fig leaves which reminded me of elementary summer vacations. I then got No. 2 yellow pencil shavings and chalkboards with an air conditioner coolness with a little bit of mildew that resides in those. It was like going back to elementary school after summer vacation. To my surprise when… Continue reading | 11 Comments
I’ve been an olfactory person for as long as I can remember. I was the kid that smelled everything within my reach. This is probably the sense I resorted to using more frequently since my vision wasn’t perfect (didn’t get that corrected until 3rd grade) and chronic ear infections left with me with temporary hearing loss. Many of my childhood memories are scent orientated. Next to fig, honeysuckle is one of my most positive childhood scent associations.
Perhaps I missed a… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Miller Harris La Fumée (the smoke) is a dry, woodsy incense fragrance. I don’t see La Fumée as smoky but more of a meditative “steamy” fragrance. This scent mellows me out in the way that Penhaligon’s Elixir does. This is a fragrance that I wear for myself.
La Fumée opens with this “evergreen filth” that isn’t as “clean” or “fresh” as most evergreen scents. It’s a mix of living evergreens and cool spices like cardamom (which I adore). There is a cool, citrusy, gummy resins… Continue reading | 3 Comments