fragrance

Hermes Terre d’Hermes Perfume Review

Hermes Terre d'Hermes

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

“The trees have leaves!”

Well, of course they do. But, this is something that I have heard a few people recount that have had to have glasses from a young age. I relate. I was officially prescribed glasses in the early part of 2nd grade. I needed them much earlier, but when all you know is blurry green or orange blobs on trees, unable to see that trees aren’t composed of “leaves” but all individual leaf/s making up what you see on the tree, you don’t… Continue reading | 4 Comments

fragrance

Hermes Hermessence Cedre Sambac Perfume Review

Hermes Cedre Sambac

One of my many character flaws is that I love the Hermès Hermèssence collection. I live for sheer, ephemeral things that are basically non-existent. According to online perfume platforms and other perfume-related reviews, this is a problem. But, it’s not for me. I think things that last forever on the skin are a nightmare; they’re oppressive. My attention span and patience aren’t equipped for marathon perfumes.

This year Hermès has launched additional perfumes in the Hermèssence collection. The names suggested “heavier” perfumes, but I’m a… Continue reading | 4 Comments

fragrance

Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil Perfume Review

Hermes Sur Le Nil

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Years ago, Hermès Sur le Nil was a popular “plot line” in Chandler Burr’s “The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York“. If you like perfume or are curious about this industry, I recommend reading this book. In this book, we really get to experience and go through the entire process that brought this perfume to market. We also get to experience the process of what it took to bring… Continue reading | 6 Comments

fragrance

Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Perfume Review

Hermes Twilly d'Hermes

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me start this review by stating a disclaimer: I love Hermès perfumes. Yes, I love the classics. I especially love the overpriced Hermèsessence line. I even like all those fruity “jardin” ones. It’s a brand that really resonates with me. Saying this, they have had some duds. It seems like these days that a lot of these older houses have a high risk of “dud” as they try to keep up with new… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Personal, skincare

My Hong Kong Haul 2015

Hong Kong

I got back from Hong Kong last week. We had a great time in that great city. I could go on and on about the trip but for the sake of time, I’m going to focus only on my beauty impressions and purchases.

Before visiting Hong Kong, I did some online research, trying to find stores I’d like to visit that carried skincare. To my surprise, there wasn’t too much available for English speakers, especially Americans. After visiting, I totally get why. Every other store in Hong Kong… Continue reading | 20 Comments