All you need to know about Juliette Has a Gun Mmmm…is that it is Dior Hypnotic Poison. OK, that’s an exaggeration. After wearing it a few more times, I realize there are some subtle differences. But, Mmmm… seems like it could have easily been a Dior Poison flanker.
Mmmm…opens with something that reminds me of Play-Doh and raspberry cordial (Chambord). Some of you may be thinking, “Wow, what a mess!” and the rest of us are going “ohhhh, yeah!”. I’m one of the weirdos that likes the that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Despite being around for many years, the Moscow Mule has gained popularity over the past decade. Initially created as something to sell Smirnoff vodka and gingerale, its “ease of drinking” helped it became what feels less like a fad and more like a staple. It’s a refreshing cocktail with ginger, vodka and lime. Plus, the copper mug doesn’t hinder its popularity. It’s stylish. It’s alcohol in a mug!
When Juliette Has a Gun announced that they were releasing a perfume inspired… Continue reading | 4 Comments
In this month’s enabling post AKA a roundup of perfumes that I think are a good deal, I focused on “heavier” scents/notes that I start to crave in the fall. These are a mix of spicy scents and vampy ambers.
1. Natori by Natori EDP – So, this bad mama has been discontinued and this angers me. It’s such a great plummy floral-chypre in a beautiful bottle. It’s vampy with a glamorous Old Hollywood vibe. Anyway, it’s dirt cheap right now so get a bottle while you still can (assuming that… Continue reading | 4 Comments
2015 was a year of so many changes for me. I mean, I moved across the country. This takes some adjustment. We live in a different region. We have different jobs. Even our possessions are different because we got rid of mostly everything before the big ‘ole transcontinental move. This year has been such a blur. I can’t remember what happened or didn’t happen because so much happened.
Regarding the blog and perfume, I’ve been lazy. I’ve been more interested in wearing and enjoying the perfumes that I already own. I have been behind on new launches. There are too many to keep… Continue reading | 19 Comments
Gentlewoman is the newest perfume from Juliette Has a Gun. It’s a “masculine fragrance dedicated to women”. It’s a modern “eau de cologne”. This sort of marketing usually irks me for many reasons. Number 1, it plays on gender marketing which is rather annoying in the fragrance industry, especially in the niche market.¹ Number 2, if one wants to play with societal and cultural gender norms, then just wear a “classic eau de cologne” or whatever. Go shopping where men go shopping… Continue reading | 4 Comments