Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When it comes to designer perfumes, Bvlgari is one of my personal favorite and “most worn” brands. They are typically what I wear when I want to smell good but not think about what I’m wearing. They smell pretty but in a really approachable, non-intimidating way. I’m not going to say that the brand is remarkable (even though I think they have some remarkable perfumes such as Black and the original Omnia)… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
7 Days of Eric Buterbaugh*
Eric Buterbaugh is a well-known floral designer based in Los Angeles. Last year, he launched a line of perfumes, Eric Buterbaugh FLORALS, inspired by the medium he knows best – flowers. The Noses work with Firmenich, creating many of my most-worn perfumes from designer to niche. I’m dedicating a week to reviewing this line because like Eric Buterbaugh, I too love florals.
Jasmine, like rose, has many faucets and this is one of the many reasons it’s a favorite… Continue reading | 6 Comments
With so many desserts based oround the orange/chocolate theme, one would expect to see more gourmand perfumes centered around this duo. It seems like a “natural” pairing. Olympic Orchids California Chocolate is an orange and chocolate perfume, but it’s not like some chocolate bar flavored with orange. California Chocolate is like being outside on a sunny, mild day hiding under the shade of a blossoming orange tree, sharing a bar of chocolate with someone that you really like.
California Chocolate smells like citrus chocolate. It opens with a… Continue reading | 6 Comments
This Lana Turner look is a classic that works with many complexions and hair colors. And it’s surprisingly easy to do!
FACE: Lana’s complexion has a dewy finish. Apply a dewy finish foundation such as The Body Shop Moisture Foundation in your shade. I would use a foundation brush to apply the liquid. If more coverage is needed, apply a concealer like Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer where needed with a concealer brush. Take a face powder brush and swirl over Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Correcting