As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.
Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.
When it comes to home fragrance, I’m usually attracted to the warm, woodsy, incense type stuff. I like “cozy” home scents. This applies if it isn’t a NEST home fragrance. This line makes me a lover of floral home fragrances.
Pink Jasmine is a dewy blend of feminine, frou-frou florals. I pick up on the jasmine and peony over a delicate white musk. It really does smell “romantic”. It’s my boudoir fragrance. Like all NEST candles this one burns evenly and has amazing throw. The scent… Continue reading
I love perfumes that start with an idea and execute that idea. Envoyage Perfumes Nectars des Îles is one of those perfumes
“Excuse me! Wait. Excuse me!”
I hear this and keep on walking down the steep hill with two smooshed face creatures pulling my shoulders out of place. “What does she want?” I ask myself. It’s the evening. I’m tired. I just want to walk my dogs, go home, cook dinner and watch Modern Family.
OK that’s it and… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Huitieme Art perfumes only contain 2-3 accords and is based on “phyto-perfumery”. You can read more about that and then some at Ça Fleure Bon. One thing is for sure with this line, they trip me up. I feel like I smell them on “rewind”, especially Manguier Métisse.
Manguier Métisse opens as a sweet mango lassi: sweet, tart, creamy. The mango lassi is perfumed but this time not by a splash of rosewater. Manguier Metisse has a heavy dose of… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I am obsessed with Ormonde Jayne Frangipani. It’s one of the best “warm” florals that I have ever encountered. And somehow I find writing a review really difficult. I can’t hyper analyze all the notes in Franipani like I do with everything else. I just want to say that Frangipani is “gorgeous” because it is. Frangipani is constructed seamlessly; it’s engineering is immaculate. It’s a masterpiece. I feel like my review should go like “This perfume makes me smell really good. It’s perfection. You should try it. Then you’ll