Voyage is a new limited edition natural perfume by Hiram Green that is inspired by India that’s “as opulent as Octopussy’s floating palace on Lake Pichola“. It resides in a place where fantasy meets reality. For me, Voyage brings to mind wonderful vintage perfumes of the early 1980’s. It’s glistening citrus, sumptuous spices and this amazing velvet-y amber base. It’s multi-layered and is one of those “they don’t make ’em like they used to” perfumes. But, oh yes, they do.
Voyage opens with a lactonic peach and poignant citrus oils. I… Continue reading | 14 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 11.2.15
Question of the Week: What are some of your must-haves (so far) from the Holiday 2015 collections?
EauMG’s Answer: I’m trying my best to be good this year. This means that I haven’t really paid attention to any new launches. However, I will probably end up getting the NARS Fantascene Cheek Palette because I want blushes of Despair. I will also buy a bottle of LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel when it’s
Years ago (2008), Guerlain made a limited edition perfume to celebrate their anniversary AND to celebrate their customers that spent like a bazillion dollars with them. OK, maybe not a bazallion dollars but their loyal customers that probably do spend a lot. It was a non-commercial perfume that was a gift to loyal customers and industry insiders. One of my friends was one of these folks (actually a few were, but she’s the one that shared a small sample with me).
These days 180 Ans is on sites like eBay for… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Parfums Lalun Phenomene Verte II is a limited edition, small batch perfume made from wildcrafted and wildgrown tinctures. Because of this, the final fragrance is highly individualized and consonantly evolving with age.
Phenomene Verte II is a musky, creamy floral. On my skin, it’s more of a buttery orris with a jasmine married to vetiver. It’s a warm, slightly powdery floral with a cool, grassy, green vetiver. Phenomene Verte II has an amazing dry-down of an outstanding sandalwood, rose and vanilla. The texture of this fragrance… Continue reading | 7 Comments
DSH Perfumes created three perfumes for The PLP Project, a celebration of the third anniversary of a Facebook fragrance group, Peace, Love and Perfume. A few indie perfumers were asked to participate. Each perfumer was asked to add their own twist to the following fragrance brief for three separate perfumes:
Peace perfumes were to be meditative, incense perfumes. Love perfumes were to be sexy and animalic. And Perfume was an individualized take on a classic eau de cologne.
Here’s DSH Perfumes take on the given brief… Continue reading | 2 Comments