Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I’ve been reviewing perfumes on this blog for 10+ years now. A lot of things have changed – from my own life to even just the perfume industry. Anyway, there are a few posts that I’m surprised that I haven’t done yet, even over this past decade. One of those is that I’ve never reviewed the original Mugler Angel perfume, an icon that I have so much respect for that I find it difficult to convey in words.
When Angel Muse launched, it was instant… Continue reading | 17 Comments
Do you love sandalwood? If so, you are really missing out if you haven’t tried Providence Perfume Co. Vientiane.
Review spoiler alert: Vientiane is an amazing sandalwood. It is the perfect mix of nutty, creamy, green and woodsy. From the beginning Vientiane is a very obvious sandalwood. It opens with a mix of “creamy green” sandalwood. In addition, there is a very realistic jasmine rice accord.¹ It smells like the steam from a pot jasmine rice. There’s a subtle greenness that at times I think are… Continue reading | 6 Comments
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
It has been six years since I put together a guide of coconut perfumes. With so many launches (and so many discontinuations), there’s a need to update. This is my comprehensive list of 26 perfumes that are predominantly coconut or have a predominant coconut note. From coconut water to coconut cream, this guide should have you covered.
Auric Blends Black Coconut Perfume Oil – Here’s a cheapie that I recommended… Continue reading | 19 Comments
Humiecki & Graef is a line of perfumes that I really respect mainly for their unusual inspirations and the fact that many actually live up to their unusual inspirations. And in typical Humiecki & Graef fashion, Candour “describes the emotional state of the particular directness and open exchange between two (connected) people who left the tentative phase of their relationship far behind. Two people who have developed their own intuitive language.” OK, so this perfume has something to do with cohabitation. Or something.
Candour opens as… Continue reading | 3 Comments