Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Some Popular Perfumes
OK, OK, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some jaded perfume snob. Years ago I wrote some not-so-great reviews of Maison Martin Margiela Replica perfumes.¹ Let me explain. It’s not that I dislike this brand or think the perfumes are bad. They aren’t. They’re all extremely wearable. My beef with the line is that the ideas aren’t very original. I’ve been writing this blog since 2008 (yes, 10 years) and I’ve seen every one of Maison Martin Margiela’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments
What a weird fall! It’s been so hot and humid. It has really caused my skin to go crazy. And crazy in a way that I’m absolutely not used to. Like I’m oily?! And I’m getting these weird little whiteheads. Like, my skin just feels dirty and grimy.
Usually my skin needs moisture. This means I stick to gel masks/packs or sheet masks. I typically find clay masks to be too drying for my skin. With this odd transitional weather, my skin may need clay… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Fragrances and flavors go hand in hand. I’m actually surprised that more perfume brands don’t have flavorful luxuries (i.e. tea or chocolate) in their lines because it seems like such a natural pairing!¹ When a perfume brand offers ways for me to basically eat or drink perfume, I’m interested.
Providence Perfume Co. has six flavors of “a*poth*a*care*tea” AKA organic, perfumed loose leaf tea blended by an indie perfumer.
Disclaimer – I’m not a tea expert unlike many of my knowledgeable, dedicated friends. I’m more… Continue reading | 12 Comments
In perfumery, there are just some perfumes that you are partial to before you even smell them. As someone that writes about perfume, I try to be impartial until I try a fragrance, but it’s difficult. Before I sniffed house of Matriarch Trillium, I was drawn to it. Trillium are little forest flowers that grow in North America. Like all little forest flowers, it’s surrounded in symbolism, myth and medicine. Apparently, Georgia is the state with the most variety of trillium species… Continue reading | 21 Comments
To celebrate their West Coast expansion to The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Krigler created a perfume inspired by the glamour of California. 215 Charming California is a fresh citrus that’s like sunbathing in Californian sunshine.
Charming California opens with a fresh, bitter citrus that reminds me of a juicy pomelo. It’s like fresh, tart pomelo and grapefruit with green leaves. It’s surprisingly realistic. The heart of Charming California is a clean green floral – a mix of delicate blossoms like lily of the… Continue reading