It’s back to school time. And even though, I’ve long been out of school and I don’t have children, I was oddly haunted by one of those cliché “Oh, no! You really didn’t earn a diploma so you’re going to have come back for this course” dreams. The dream didn’t end up in Jerri Blank “Strangers with Candy” mode, but it was just me cursing and really pissed about this delay in recognizing such a mix up. What’s up with those stupid dreams? Anyway… Continue reading | 9 Comments
It’s hot. It’s summer and I want to wear things that cut through mugginess without making me gag. April Aromatics Ray of Light is one of those fragrances that works for this.
Ray of Light opens as a neon citrus with a day-glo brightness from lemon, lime and galbanum. And if that wasn’t energizing enough, here comes the cold mint. The heart of Ray of Light is more like a lemon and mint cocktail. It’s sweeter; yet, still cool and refreshing. It’s like a… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Celeb) Perfume
I noticed that Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga made an appearance in many of the “best of 2014” perfume blogger lists. I didn’t get around to trying it in 2014. Because A. It wasn’t easy for me to find in Seattle (wasn’t launched in US until 2015). And B. I didn’t really like Gaga Fame (and many people did). Oh, and C. I’ve been burnt on so many celeb scents in the past that I… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Like most people that have tried Ormonde Jayne Tiare, I expected Tiare to be a coconut gardenia fragrance. You know, another “beach” scent. Tiare surprised me because it’s like a “tropical chypre”.
Tiare opens with a heady blend of orange blossom and citrus peel over dry cedar. Limes with dewy florals. Peachy, transparent tropical flowers. The dry-down of Tiare has to be an homage to classic feminine chypres. Mossy and green with sandalwood and musk.
Tiare reminds me of perfumes like Chanel Cristalle
A Lab on Fire LiquidNight is a fragrance inspired by the “hidden depth of the night in New York City”. I really don’t want to think about the hidden things, persons or activities that hide deep within NYC at night. I don’t even want to know where the “liquid” inspiration came from…
Smoky woods and a coconut lime. Saffron cream. LiquidNight is deliciously comforting. The heart and dry down still has smoky woods and lavender but it’s much more creamy and sweeter with more… Continue reading