Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume
AND The Beach Eaus – A Month of Sniffing Beach & Ocean Inspired Perfumes
I’m not going to get into all of my weird phobias, but I will say this, a cruise is my personal version of hell. I’m not judging anyone that enjoys them. I’m just saying that I have issues and it’s like a cruise combines all of my phobias and has the audacity of charging me money for it.
The newest limited edition summer Mugler Angel flanker is “cruise water”… Continue reading
Oh, the fruitichouli perfume…it’s been like 20 years of this. What is “this”? Well, it’s a type of perfume that pairs fruits and patchouli, usually with about 10 tablespoons of sugar per 1/3 oz of alcohol-based perfume. As a complete and total patch-head, I was actually into this genre considering the “alternatives”. But, then the perfumes kept happening. They never ended. If you bought designer perfumes, you could either choose from the Good Witch, fruity floral, or the Bad Witch, fruitichouli. These were your only options unless you bought niche… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I was immediately drawn to Vilhelm Room Service because of the name. How luxurious is that? And then I read that it is a fragrance inspired by the legendary Greta Garbo and how her hotel rooms would be filled with bouquets. You can see why this one of the first perfumes I reached for out of my Vilhelm samples.
Well, I’m not going to withold the suspense. Room Service is disappointing. It’s not really the perfume as much as it is a case of terrible pairing, another case of “Wrong Perfume… Continue reading
Colorado-based indie perfume brand DSH Perfumes launched a collection of perfumes this year inspired by “Forbidden Fruits”. Les Fruits Défendus are all fragrances wrapped up in culture, mythology and symbolism associated with fruits.
Notes listed include date, cardamom, bitter orange, bitter almond, rose, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, benzoin, vanilla and sandalwood.
This one is delicious. I also think this one highlights a lot of what I like about Dawn’s style. It smells just like a dried date. It’s boozy… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When I first say Viktor & Rolf Bonbon in a Duty Free store, I thought the bottle was some sort of deformed butterfly. (It was an overnight flight, OK). Well, it’s a glass bow and quintessential “pink juice”.
Bonbon smells like a lot of other things, especially things by Victoria’s Secret or celebrity perfumes from a decade ago. It opens with mandarin oranges in syrup with a side of cotton candy. Give it a few more minutes and… Continue reading | 2 Comments