Mainstream Monday: Sniffing (2) Popular Perfumes
This year clothing line Banana Republic relaunched two of their popular perfumes from the mid-1990’s: W and M. I have never tried the originals so I apologize to any W or M fans. I can’t say if the new relaunches are similar or not.
Banana Republic W with notes of citrus, wet green leaves, pink grapefruit, honeysuckle, white magnolia, water lily, amber, musk and blonde woods. Relaunched in 2013. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Delville
W opens as… Continue reading
DSH Perfumes created a perfume collection for the Denver Art Museum for their showing of the Yves Saint Laurent Retrospective Exhibit. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again. This collection of perfume is amazing and I urge you to try it.
Ma Plus Belle Histoire d’Amour chronicles YSL’s “late” years (1994-2002). The name “Ma Plus Belle Histoire d’Amour” comes from the song that the beautiful Catherine Deneuve sung at YSL’s last show.
Ma Plus Belle HdA opens with… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Last year, Smell Bent launched the Remix Project where old favorites where giving the “DJ Treatment”. The rest of the perfume world would call this a flanker, but flanker sounds so dirty! I’ll go with remix.
Little Miss Panda Gets Lei’d opens as a bright fruity jasmine with a dewy guava. With time the fragrance gets an overripe guava with delicate honeyed white florals. The dry down is more honeyed florals with a mix of skin-hugging musk. Overall, it’s a sheer… Continue reading
May 1st – Downtown – No injuries from anarchists but I did stay mostly indoors. The Seattle P.D. said they broke up an altercation between clowns and superheros. They weren’t joshing. Windows open, the smell of fresh air and the hum of hovering helicopters.
May 2nd – Downtown – Crazy notion to try on jeans even though I know jeans are not my friend. After reasoning with myself that Cruella de Vil wouldn’t wear jeans so why should I, I leave the stuffy, uncomfortably warm… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Tommi Sooni Passerelle is a perfume that celebrates native Australian plants and flowers while using classic French perfumery techniques. Passerelle is one of the best new floral perfume launches that I have worn in years.
Passerelle is a humid, waxy, fatty floral. I have never been to Australia so I can’t say if this smells authentically “Australian”. What I get is Southern California in a bottle. (Well, without all of the asphalt and urine.) Waxy, heady, sweet jasmine mingling with greens. Passerelle has so much… Continue reading | 9 Comments