Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic EDP Perfume Review

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

When Estee Lauder launched Modern Muse, I was optimistic because I tend to like Estee Lauder perfumes in general. After trying it, I wasn’t really inspired (and isn’t that the entire point of a muse?). I never reviewed it because there wasn’t much to say. Modern Muse was an abstract jasmine. I didn’t love it nor did I dislike it. It’s just one of those perfumes that I don’t have much to say about. When the flankers started… Continue reading | 6 Comments


Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia Extrait Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia

Aftelier Cuir de Gardenia is nothing like any commercial perfume with “gardenia” (and that is a compliment). When I wear it, I can’t believe that I ever once in my entire adult “perfume” life dismissed wearing white florals. I’ve always been a fan of synthetic and mixed media perfumes; however, it took the world of naturals to convince me that white florals are absolutely stunning. And the world of naturals convinced me that “white floral” is not… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Thierry Mugler Angel Aqua Chic EDT Perfume Review

Mugler Angel Aqua Chic 2013

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume

In the fragrance world, there are two types of people. Those that love Angel and those that hate Angel. You need to know that I’m an Angel lover. I rarely ever where it but I really admire it as a non-conformist composition. And I like patchouli. Mugler Angel, regardless of how polarizing it is to people’s sniffers, is a classic now. We’ve seen copycats and many flankers. Angel Aqua Chic 2013 is “eau de toilette légére”, a… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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More 1950’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Diana Dors

So, it’s New Year’s Eve. I wanted to do an over the top disco inspired look, but this pick of Diana Dors is festive enough. And I’m staying home. That’s never stopped me before, but I’m just not feeling like it today. Don’t you think Diana looks blonder than usual in this pic? It’s verging on silver to match her top! Anyways, I do love this look. This is a look that does work well with lighter complexions and those with light brown, blonde, and even grey hair. Here’s what I… Continue reading | 10 Comments