Aftelier Shiso EDP Natural Perfume Review

Aftelier Shiso perfume

Aftelier Shiso is a perfume that actually captures the complexities of many Asian “green” flavors. Wearing Shiso reminds me of all of the good and bad things that I’ve done with things that I’ve bought at Asian markets. It reminds me of smelling bunches of herbs labeled in languages that I can’t read, imagining what I’d do with them when I got home. I once made a shiso simple syrup for cocktails, it was terrible. My other experiments were much more pleasant and are now staples in… Continue reading | 7 Comments


Badger Seabuckthorn Organic Hair Oil Review

Badger Hair Oil

Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil contains a blend of organic ingredients such as seabuckthorn oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, pomegranate oil and essential fragrance oils. This is a hair treatment that you apply evenly to your hair and leave on for 1 hour or sleep on it overnight. And then you shampoo and style as usual.

The feel, smell, appearance etc.: It’s an oil and feels like an oil. The color is the shade of a carrot which tricks my mind into thinking it’s really, really… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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NEW: Fable Natural Hand Milled Soap

Fable Natural Soaps

I wanted to feature Canadian brand, Fable Natural, for Valentine’s Day. Fable offers natural, hand-milled soaps that are  heart shaped. Fable’s bar soap formula is a blend of 100% natural moisturizing oils, vegetable glycerin and essential oils. There are no petrochemicals. Fable Soaps come in 6 scents and one Unscented for those that are sensitive to fragrance:

Jasmine Rose – A blend of jasmine, Damask rose, rose geranium, and lavender. Doesn’t this one sound like a romantic scent?

Lemongrass – A blend of lemongrass… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Mistral Balinese Vanilla EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Balinese Vanilla EDP Review

Mistral Balinese Vanilla perfume is a rich, creamy, woody amber fragrance with spices, resins, and woods. Oh, and lots of vanilla. This fragrance is inspired by exotic Indonesian spice markets. Balinese Vanilla is a vanilla fragrance, but it is spicier than most. I think of it as more of a spice fragrance with vanilla than a vanilla fragrance with spice.

I like creamy ambers. I get a “liquid” amber at first. Immediately afterwards, Mistral Balinese Vanilla gets spicy, but it isn’t the type of spice you’d… Continue reading | 13 Comments