My review of Gucci Bloom from earlier this week reminded me of entire genres of perfumes that I used to wear all of the time. I would wear pretty white florals or smooth, warm amber/patchouli fragrances like Prada (which is now called “original” or “Amber”). Those were my jam. Here I am in 2018 and I rarely ever wear fragrances like that. Since I’m revisiting these, I remembered that Rancé Laetitia is a patchouli-heavy amber-style fragrance that reminds me of my beloved original Prada.
Ramon Monegal Ambra di Luna is skanky amber that has a nostalgic feel. It has a nostalgic feel, like finding your grandmother’s textiles in an old trunk that hasn’t been opened in years – a mix of woods, sweetness and mothballs. It’s a reminder of a time you never lived and a time that you seldom heard discussed. It’s a scent of contrast. Like grasping a tiny, faded rose print dress from a big, dark steamer trunk.
With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to review Shelley Kyle De Ma Mère. When I first sampled the line, I immediately fell for this one. I love a spring-like honeyed floral.
De Ma Mère is a gorgeous honeyed floral. It’s a cool, dewy mimosa with lime zest. The linden in this is sweet and honeyed, reminding me of linden tea. De Ma Mère is a sweet yet tart floral. It wears rather linear but I like… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Floris Edwardian Bouquet is very old-fashioned smelling. This rich amber juice was first introduced in 1901 to celebrate a new era. It was then relaunched in 1984 (to celebrate my era). I don’t know how close the bottle that I own is to the original 1901 blend, but I can believe this fragrance was launched in 1984. To me, this fragrance smells very early 80’s. It has “pomp”. This fragrance is grand, exalted, and OTT. And it doesn’t feel too far from… Continue reading | 1 Comment