Strangelove NYC is a line of über-luxe perfumes that use über-luxe ingredients. I know that sounds like cliché copy. It’s not theirs, it’s mine. I was able to try this line a few months ago. Frankly, I had avoided it because of the price tag (I’m sick of falling for expensive things). But, it was a press event and it was a reason for me to take a break from school stuff and life stress and go smell stuff.
OK, so Strangelove NYC is expensive and basically… Continue reading
Seven Days of Eric Buterbaugh*
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
When it comes to soliflores, roses are my favorite. I’m a rose person… Continue reading
She’d sit very close to me…and she smelled of tuberoses, which is not my favorite perfume, not by a long shot.”
– William Holden as Joe Gillis, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950)
Tuberoses were never easy for me. There were not my favorite perfumes, not by a long shot either. But, one day I woke up, seriously, after an unusual dream and I felt the need to find myself a tuberose perfume. I wish… Continue reading | 19 Comments
DSH Perfumes Pandora is amazing. And it’s so good, that I’m the evil one, not Pandora. I don’t want to share it with you. I want this to be my perfume. This has been one of my favorite perfumes of the past 5 years. Pandora is so familiar but not. It’s an old-fashioned chypre with a pitch black helmet-like bob and pencil thin brows. This is Lulu in Die Büchse der Pandora. This is a hedonistic chypre that is going to steal a few boyfriends and… Continue reading | 72 Comments