I’m reviewing two fruity fragrances from indie brand Aether Arts.
We don’t usually see indie or niche brands tackle strawberry in perfume. The opening of Strawberry Sling is like sipping limoncello in an herb garden. It’s like a sweet, syrupy lemon and mint. It’s also ozonic, like a breeze. Strawberry Sling becomes even more tangy with an addition of juicy strawberries accompanying the tart lemon zest. What I like about Strawberry Sling is that it has greenness from herbs that keep it fresh… Continue reading
Hello, I’m only reviewing Etro Jacquard because I love the sunny, cheerful bottle.
The opening of a Jacquard is a bitter angelica. So, yeah, it smells a little bit like celery leaves and cedar pencil shavings. There’s a dry, spicy black pepper and bright citrus. As far as citrus go, this is a greener, drier citrus instead of a juicy, pulpy citrus. Then we get to the rest of the fragrance. It’s a sheer, powdery iris with a green violet. This isn’t a cosmetic powdery fragrance. It has… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
There has been a lot of excitement and hype around Arizona because it’s Proenza Schouler’s first fragrance release. It’s been three years in the making (L’Oreal signed a licensing agreement in 2015). The brand has had a laid-back “it” appeal and worn by cool “it” girls like Rooney Mara. I feel like fashion folks were excited to see what a brand like Proenza Schouler would launch. Personally, I was happy to see the American Southwest be an… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Bartenders in New York City area secretly fragrance connoisseurs.
Last summer I was at a swanky bar at a weird time. Somehow I had gotten the times incorrect for an early dinner and had time to kill. I was at the bar with another person and a very talkative bartender. Long story short, it’s New York City, so you never know how any awkward encounter will end up or who is at the bar with you. It ends up after a brief conversation that the bartender, The… Continue reading | 2 Comments
There are two types of perfumes that I get asked about frequently that apparently people really, really want to smell like. One of those is marijuana. People apparently really want to smell like reefer. The other one is “makeup”. There’s entire genre of lipstick/makeup perfumes for a reason. People want to smell like it for whatever reason. As someone that wears makeup every single day, I find myself also wanting to smell like makeup…and this makes very little sense because don’t I already smell like… Continue reading