fragrance

Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Nick’s Sunflower Perfume Review

EB Florals Nick's Sunflower

Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS is a line of perfumes created by creative director and florist, Eric Buterbaugh¹. Nick’s Sunflower is the brand’s latest offering, a collaboration with milliner Nick Fouquet. Nick’s Sunflower is a fantasy fragrance of what a sunflower could smell like, assuming that sunflowers could have a distinctive fragrance.

Nick’s Sunflower is a fruity-floral. It opens with quince and Red Delicious apples in a sea of various citrus tree blossoms. As it settles, I notice the linden which is like a… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Diptyque Geranium Odorata EDT Perfume Review

Diptyque Geranium Odorata

I don’t even care for geranium as a note.So, when I saw the new Diptyque, Geranium Odorata, I didn’t go out of my way to sample it. To make a long story short, I ended up sampling it on a warm day on an impromptu sniffing spree. I was surprised by how much I was drawn to this fragrance. Maybe it was the heat, but I rather liked this fresh, cool tea-like scent.

Geranium Odorata opens with a bergamot and mint which reminds me of tea… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell summer

I love Linda Darnell. And this is an awesome 40’s poolside pin-up inspired look. Here’s what I did to get this better than the girl-next-door look:

FACE: It’s summer and I don’t want a heavy foundation. Nobody does. Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied and blended MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30. With a kabuki brush, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation Powder in Natural Ivory. It has the added benefit of SPF 20. In… Continue reading | 7 Comments