I’m continuing from yesterday with the Part 2 Edition of my reviews of Floraïku perfumes.
FORBIDDEN INCENSE COLLECTION
This is a collection that consists of a trio of perfumes inspired by kōdō/incense ceremonies. Their bottles are black.
Sound of a Ricochet
vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood
Sound of a Ricochet is a sweet sandalwood. Mainly it’s vanilla and sandalwood (giving me strong vibes of Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black). The sandalwood is soft and balsamic. The vanilla… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Floraïku is a perfume line launched in 2017 from the folks behind the niche perfume line, Memo Paris. It’s a line of perfumes inspired by Japan complete with the Japonism bottles and marketing.
These were first available in Europe and like Memo Paris, this haiku inspired fragrance line is in a lot of retail outlets in the United States now. I’ve finally got my hands on samples of the entire line (they have a discovery set!). Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting reviews of this line. So, let’s get started… Continue reading | 4 Comments
What is a konjac sponge?
A. It’s a sponge made from konjac root, a natural plant fiber. Are you familiar with shirataki noodles? They’re made from the same konnyaku root/yam!
How do you use a konjac sponge?
A: It’s so easy. You just wet it. With water, it becomes soft, and well, spongy. Rub it on your face in gentle circular motions and rinse. If you use a cleanser, make sure to rinse it out of the sponge very well. Hang up and let… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Amayori is a line of natural bath and body products inspired by Japanese bathing rituals. The brand also has a line of aromatherapy perfume oils. I’ve tried the perfume oil, Geisha, and all of the Luxury Bath Salts.
Geisha for “strength and self-possession” with notes of jasmine, bergamot and yellow mandarin.
Geisha opens with a bright sunny citrus that reminds me of yuzu. It starts to wear as a fresh, green jasmine with a citrus tang. I say give it a try if you like… Continue reading | 11 Comments
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