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.
Wildfox is a weird one. It opens with a… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
The past few years have been good for Gucci. Basically, you see it everywhere…again. For myself, I have an interest in Gucci again. So, when Bloom came out, the first perfume by creative director Alessandro Michele, I should have been excited. But, the deal is that Gucci, as fragrances, aren’t very cohesive in comparison to other designer perfume brands like Prada (which all seem “related”) or even Tom Ford. Gucci… Continue reading | 10 Comments
A few years ago, I put together a guide of perfumes with marijuana accords. Since then, there’s been many more launched with the theme of “high perfumery”. In fact, Colorado based, Aether Arts, has an entire collection of fragrances dedicated to weed, The Cannabis Series.
Reefer Madness is the fourth perfume in this series. The name comes from the delightfully terrible exploitation “movie with a moral” turned midnight movie flick, Reefer Madness. To my surprise, this perfume brings to mind the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I’ve been really impressed with the indie brand, House of Cherry Bomb. You guys already know this. I went on and on about this brand in my review of Tobacco Cognac, a musky tobacco fragrance.
Violet Green Tea Honeysuckle (let’s abbreviate it as VGTH) opens as a green grass and cool violets. With wear the violets get more tangy, like unripe raspberries. This bitter fruitiness mingles with a sheer, airy honeysuckle. It wears exactly as the name implies – violets and honeysuckles… Continue reading
I’ve reviewed a few Lili Bermuda feminines before. This line is inspired by Bermuda. Here’s my reviews of Passion Flower and Petals.
Passion Flower: Notes include gardenia, passion flower and mimosa.
Passion Flower opens with a heady gardenia with citrus. It reminds me of Givenchy Amarige “lite”. It’s a big, boisterous floral with gardenia, mimosa, tuberose…There’s a hint of fuzzy peach. With time, Passion Flower begins to wear as blue cheese gardenia and peach (which is a good thing). Passion Flower is what I’d call a “mature” fruity-floral.
I recommend… Continue reading | 6 Comments