Strangelove NYC is a line of über-luxe perfumes that use über-luxe ingredients. I know that sounds like cliché copy. It’s not theirs, it’s mine. I was able to try this line a few months ago. Frankly, I had avoided it because of the price tag (I’m sick of falling for expensive things). But, it was a press event and it was a reason for me to take a break from school stuff and life stress and go smell stuff.
OK, so Strangelove NYC is expensive and basically… Continue reading
I use body scrubs all year long, but I do find myself using them more in the summer when more of my skin is exposed to the world.
Simply Scrub is a line of all-natural, organic body scrubs that currently has four formulas. Unlike many products that are the same formula with a different fragrance, each of these are completely different.
I use scrubs weekly, sometimes bi-weekly, on my body. I do not use scrubs on my face since I use chemical exfoliants. Usually I prefer… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Captured in Amber is a perfume in EnVoyage Perfumes’ Souvenir de Chocolate Trio. This is a scent that is meant to “evoke the Victorian era fetish for the Orient“. And I get that from this sweet, animalic amber that uses materials from around the globe.
Captured in Amber is an amber gourmand. It opens as a rich, sticky honey that is sweet and animalic. It wears as a sweet yet animalic amber with dark, spicy Mexican hot chocolate. The best word to describe this heart… Continue reading | 5 Comments
With so many desserts based oround the orange/chocolate theme, one would expect to see more gourmand perfumes centered around this duo. It seems like a “natural” pairing. Olympic Orchids California Chocolate is an orange and chocolate perfume, but it’s not like some chocolate bar flavored with orange. California Chocolate is like being outside on a sunny, mild day hiding under the shade of a blossoming orange tree, sharing a bar of chocolate with someone that you really like.
California Chocolate smells like citrus chocolate. It opens with a… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Being in Seattle, I often take for granted our coffee culture. I thought by now that “coffee culture” would be nationwide, but it’s not. When I travel, finding a good cup of coffee is almost impossible (even in some metropolitan areas). In some areas, even finding coffee is difficult unless you’re willing to drink Dunkin’ Donuts (which I admit, when you have a caffeine headache and haven’t slept, is some damn fine coffee). The amount of coffee in Seattle is excessive but that’s fine with me… Continue reading | 7 Comments