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Thierry Mugler Angel Muse Perfume Review

Mugler Angel Muse

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been reviewing perfumes on this blog for 10+ years now. A lot of things have changed – from my own life to even just the perfume industry. Anyway, there are a few posts that I’m surprised that I haven’t done yet, even over this past decade. One of those is that I’ve never reviewed the original Mugler Angel perfume, an icon that I have so much respect for that I find it difficult to convey in words. 

When Angel Muse launched, it was instant… Continue reading | 17 Comments

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Wildfox Perfume Review

Wildfox perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Wildfox is a casual ready-to-wear women’s clothing line with that “California cool” aesthetic of distressed denim and snarky typographic t-shirts/sweatshirts that are borderline offensive depending on the audience or manner or wear, but as our society has already ingrained in us, “conventionally” pretty people can get away with a lot.¹ Anyway, the brand licensed a perfume with Revlon/Elizabeth Arden a few years ago. The note list sounds interesting and the bottle is really pretty.

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L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere Perfume Review

L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière is a perfume inspired by the Golden Hour. It’s meant to represent warmth, radiance and a diffused glow. I’m going to say that L’Occitane achieved this with Terre de Lumiere. It’s a warm fragrance that reminds me of lazy summer “Golden Hours”.

Terre de Lumiere is like a “luminous gourmand”. It opens with bright bergamot that ventures slightly into Earl Grey tea territory. I also pick up something that is like dried apricots. There’s… Continue reading

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Hiram Green Slowdive Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Slowdive

Ever since I fell in love with Moon Bloom by Hiram Green back in 2013, I knew this new brand wouldn’t disappoint. Five years later and I still love Moon Bloom, a luxurious tuberose soliflore. I’ve also loved a few more from the brand (like the waxy orange blossom, Dilettante). With the newest launch, Slowdive, I’m even more impressed with the brand than I was before!

When I first sprayed Slowdive, I gasped and said, “ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY”. It is a… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Blackbird Anemone Perfume Review

Blackbird Anemone review

Indie perfume brand Blackbird really needs to keep on keeping on with the fruity themes. Why?  Because they’re nailing them. They’re making fruity perfumes that even the fruity/fruity-floral perfume averse will love. I really enjoyed the weird banana Y06-S. Now I’m enjoying the weird plum, Anemone. Fruits, like flowers, are so weird and subversive but brands rarely ever display that delightful side of fruit in perfumes.

Anemone opens like effervescent turpentine. It smells like champagne in an artist’s studio. Then it settles… Continue reading | 2 Comments