When I review perfumes, I comment on the perfume’s longevity. I don’t have a formal way of measuring this. But, I have expectations of how long a pure parfum/extrait, an EDP, an EDT, a cologne and a solid perfume should last on my skin.* The industry doesn’t really have a “set” standard for longevity either. So I ask you, how long should a perfume last on your skin?
Today, I am talking fragrance solvents, mediums, bases, types, carries, whatever you want to call it! Organizing my perfume collection, not an easy task, I realized that other than perfume “families” that my preferences for perfume goes through many sudden and drastic spurts in the area of “medium”. I have perfume oils, EDTs and EDPs and way too many solid perfumes. And here I go…analyzing three popular perfume mediums.
Van Cleef & Arpels First is a sparkling adelhydic floral. Just with that description alone this is one that many people are going to be turned off by saying that it smells “old lady”, a perfume term that I wish would burn in hell. I’m reviewing the EDT, other concentrations are available and I’m sure they are all different. I’ve sniffed the EDP in stores and for some reason, I liked the EDT better. It seemed to be more… Continue reading | 11 Comments
So I made an Avon order because I felt like buying something and I didn’t want to spend lots of money. I do wonder why I bought Make Me Wonder. Oh, it was cheap.
I didn’t expect a lot from this fragrance. It is an EDT and it looks like it is a GAP fragrance. The bottle isn’t too bad and it feels “sturdy”. It is supposed to have notes of boysenberry, violet and rich vanilla bean. This sounded decent enough for $6! I don’t hate… Continue reading