Kelly & Jones #2 Riesling EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Reisling EDP Perfume

Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfume inspired by popular types of wine. These perfumes compliment their namesake, meaning that you can enjoy your glass of Riesling while wearing #2 Riesling.

Background on the inspiration – Riesling is a white wine that tastes fruity and green. It’s light, refreshing and is a good “starter” wine in my opinion. Living in Washington, I’m most familiar with Washington Riesling which is sweeter and “peachier” than the European Reislings that… Continue reading


Illuminum Cashmere Musk Perfume EDP Review

Illuminum Cashmere Musk EDP

Purple Flowers Week 2012

Illuminum is a British perfume line. Like many lines with an extensive selection, the scents are hit or miss. Or better said, there is something for everyone. There are a few that I really adore. And there are a few that aren’t for me and will never be for me. Here’s something else that I’ve noticed with this line – many of the names are misleading. Cashmere Musk is one of those.

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Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Fragrance Review

Chanel Allure Sport Cologne

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Dear CAHS,

Oh, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, what an unfortunate name! You’ll never attract any snobby perfume lover with a name like that! And to make matters even worse, you’re not Allure Homme Sport EDT, you’re even sportier and “fresher” with the title Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport! Fans of classic Chanel perfumes will never try you. And those wanting a typical “sporty” American fragrance won’t like you either. And you have “homme” in your title


Hermes Voyage d’Hermes EDT Fragrance Review

Hermes Voyage d’Hermes EDT is a fresh unisex fragrance with aquatic, green, and woodsy notes. It’s like a “generic” version of a Hermès fragrance. I sniff it and throughout its wear, it reminds me of a montage of all of the lighter unisex Hermès fragrances.

At first I get a blast of citrus that is grapefruit in a pretty way. It reminds me of Hermès Eau de Pamplemousse Rose becuase it’s citrus but more on the feminine end of the spectrum. It has… Continue reading | 10 Comments


Penhaligons Castile EDT Fragrance Review

Penhaligons Castile EDT Review

I knew that I loved Penhaligons Castile at the first spritz. Penhaligons is a beautiful, refreshing orange blossom cologne. An elegant and well-crafted neroli. It isn’t ground-breaking but it is a wonderful example of a very wearable citrus floral cologne.

The opening of Castile is triumphant. It’s bitter neroli with enough greenness to remind one of sunny, early summer days before it’s too steamy hot. Wearing Castile is like being under a shade tree. To say it in the fewest words possible, the… Continue reading | 17 Comments