Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada Cologne Review

Providence Perfume Lemon Liada Cologne review

Remember in an Initio review from a few months ago when I said I was going to start posting reviews more regularly again? Well, I’m trying and life just keeps getting in the way. I mean, here we are and its summer. I feel motivated by sunshine, longer days, and yes, colognes. I have been trying so many summer-y perfumes that I really want to share with you. One of these is Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada.

Lemon Liada has what I want from a citrus perfume… Continue reading | 4 Comments


Blooming Dream Jasz EDP Natural Perfume Review

Blooming Dream Jasz

Blooming Dream is a Portland-based natural perfume line created by a garden designer. As you can imagine, the natural beauty of plants have really influenced this line.

The opening of Jasz is tart. It’s like freshly grated ginger and Lemonheads. It’s bright and reminds me of the color yellow. The citrus “brightness” in this persists much longer than I had anticipated (about 30 minutes). It bridges into a greener heart with spices. On a warm day, the jasmine will bloom – reminding me more of a… Continue reading | 7 Comments

fragrance, video reviews

Lostmarch Din Dan EDT Fragrance Video Review

If light lemony fragrances are your thing, then you need to try niche line, Lostmarc’h Din Dan. Din Dan is a refreshing herbal lemonade fragrance with a playful name that is fun to say. Unfortunately, the fragrance doesn’t wear very long on me at all.

Lostmarch Din Dan perfume

Din Dan opens up as a pretty floral lemonade. It’s tart with a little bit of sweet, not too sweet, but sweeter than regular ‘ole lemon juice. It’s like a tall glass of iced lemonade with a sprig… Continue reading | 5 Comments


Aftelier Illumination Perfumed Bath Oil Review

Aftelier Illumiation Bath Oil Review

Aftelier Perfumed Bath Oils are luxurious essential oil blends to be used in the bath. The hot water “steams” the fragrance scenting the bath and lightly fragrancing the skin. Aftelier Illumination is a clean, woody citrus fragrance that leaves me in an uplifted mood (and that’s saying something, haha).

What I’m learning from my limited Aftelier exposure is that this house is more about creating a mood and/or a place vs. a progression of notes creating a “song”. Illumination reminds me of… Continue reading | 12 Comments

fragrance, fragrance and food

Mistral Verbena Flower EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Verbena EDP Perfume Review

Mistral Verbena Flower (Fleurs de Verveine) perfume is a vibrant herbaceous citrus fragrance resembling lemon verbena. This is a light fragrance that is clean and refreshing for summer wear.

Unfortunately I am sampling Mistral Verbena in the chillier months. My house is cold; my feet are frozen. All I can think about is Busgrogg, cashmere, and incense-like fragrances. Mistral Verbena isn’t a fall or cooler weather fragrance at all. It’s a light, refreshing fragrance. I feel like if I sampled Verbena in… Continue reading | 8 Comments