Hermès Hermèssence Ambre Narguile is Ellena’s interpretation of a hookah lounge. It’s meant to be a spicy, fruity tobacco. And it is. But, what I get isn’t hookah. I get all of the best aromas of winter.
Gingerbread. And hot apple cider. Ambre Narguile is a warm blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, honey, lemon and ginger. There’s a fruity apple tobacco. The dry-down is a warm, honeyed amber with a faint traces of that apple tobacco.
Ambre Narguile is all of those comfort cozy scents… Continue reading | 4 Comments
L’Artisan Parfumeur is a delicious woodsy gourmand that is inspired by baking – flour, dough, bread. Does anyone dislike the aroma of baking bread? (Asks the person that despises the aroma of bacon…)
Bois Farine is a warm, woodsy fragrance with cedar and a creamy sandalwood. It reminds me of sweet bread with fennel seeds baking in an oven. I don’t really get “nutty” but more “toasted” like the chewy crust of a country bread. Bois Farine morphs and I get this dough, powdery fennel… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I admit that I’m shallow and I avoided trying Fan di Fendi because of the Giorgio-ish color scheme. It scared me. Well, the EDT is a little less Giorgi-scario.
Fan di Fendi opens as a soapy, clean citrus floral. I do pick up on the “bergamot green tea” and this gives the fragrance some lift; however, there is something hefty in Fan di Fendi. This thickness reminds me of mimosa mixed with blackcurrant jam and a spoonful of marmalade. At the base I… Continue reading | 4 Comments
This makes me sound like such a snob, but when I looked up the notes of the perfume, Memo Shams, I thought, “I’ve had enough of oud. Let’s move on.” Like many fragrance fanatics, I’m sick of oud. How could this one be any different than any of the other countless spicy ouds that have saturated the niche, luxury market within the past 2 years? Well, it is different. I’m so happy that dear friend, Ron of Notable Scents, made me wear this. Memo, a… Continue reading | 17 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 10.3.11
Question of the Week: – Do you change your perfume with the seasons?
EauMG’s Answer: Of course I do! Maybe not so much with the “season” but definitely with the weather. There are notes that I crave when the weather gets cooler and rainier. I live in perpetual fall land so most of my fragrance wardrobe consists of tobacco scents, spicy ambers, incense, patchouli, vanilla, gourmands. Those are my favorites.
Lipglossiping – is happy to embrace the new… Continue reading