I’m so ready to see 2014 go. I’m so over it. This was not a good year for me and as far as perfume goes, this wasn’t for me either. This is the first year that I shrugged my shoulders to new releases. I wanted to wear what I wanted instead of chasing new launches and new trends. This was fun until this week. Now that I’m here trying to come up with my favorites list, I’m left feeling really out of it. I really didn’t try many perfumes launched in 2014 so I feel like a big poser putting… Continue reading | 26 Comments
Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur is one of those few perfumes that I’m always in the mood for. It’s a gourmand rose with leather. Mohur is one of my favorite roses. There’s now a limited edition extrait available.
Mohur Extrait opens with a cherry tobacco and coriander aldehydes. Mohur Extrait reminds me very much of the EDP; however, the extrait is richer, deanser and deeper. There’s a sharp, dry camphoric element (from oud and patchouli) that cuts through the sweetness of the rose and carrot pudding. Mohur… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Smell Bent has launched their limited edition perfume collection, Winterrific, just in time for the holidays. These are new takes on Smell Bent’s old holiday favorites.
Here’s my reviews for all four in this collection:
Dr. Dreidel 3000 with notes of oud, Malaysian sandalwood, guaiacwood, hiba, “designer musk”, vetiver and amber incense.
Every winter, Smell Bent makes a “dreidel” fragrance. I remember Dr. Dreidel from 2010. It was a spicy green perfume that reminded me of Drakkar Noir. This one is really different. Dr. Dreidel… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Dreams of Smoke is a limited edition natural perfume by Esscentual Alchemy. I could summarize the inspiration in my own words but I think that perfume lover Nava Brahe has said it best:
Dreams take you anywhere you want to go. The images of those dreams are fleeting, but they linger in the mind. We remember what we see, what we hear, what we taste, and what we smell. The senses ensure that the memories linger forever, but when the scent reappears, the experiences… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I know I’m whiny. I complain about the cold. I complain about the rain. And now I’m complaining about summer. I’m over it. I feel like I’ve had enough of this summer of 80º+ heat, no a/c and a bedroom on the top floor. I’m romanticizing fall and look forward to balmy days.
I’m also looking forward to fall perfumes. Ella and Petra are two limited edition perfumes in Sweet Anthem’s seasonal Fall ’14 Collection.
Ella has notes of agarwood, black tea, lavender and pumpkin.