Aftelier Honey Blossom doesn’t remind me of one honeyed floral (i.e. honeysuckle) but it reminds me of a fantasy honeyed floral, something even more beautiful than what we could find in nature.
Honey Blossom is a gorgeous honeyed mimosa and lime. It opens with hay and sharp linden. The mimosa is sweet, honeyed, powdery. With time it becomes a softer honeyed floral that reminds me of fields of clover. You can feel the warmth of sunrays while wearing this. The base is a powdery, vanilla-like benzoin… Continue reading | 11 Comments
I’m aware that this review of L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Ete en Douce shows that I have some major issues with scented kitty litter.
Something about L’Ete en Douce really grosses me out at the opening. It smells exactly like a chemical flea repellent that we used to use on a cat we had years ago before I found out I was allergic to kitties. Don’t worry, kitty went to an amazing home. Back to the fragrance – My first reaction is to scrub. I avoided… Continue reading | 2 Comments
April Aromatics Liquid Dreams is when spring meets summer. There’s delicate yellow spring florals mixing with refreshing citrus and sharp linden blossoms.
Liquid Dreams opens with a big blast of natural lemon. And then it reminds me of that “refreshing” spa water; an infusion of water with lemon, lime and cucumber slices. It’s refreshing and effervescent. The linden peeks through. It’s tart and more green when smelled from a distance. Up close, it’s more floral reminding me of linden mixing with pollen-y daffodils – a spring… Continue reading | 3 Comments
I’ve been told that it is “wedding season”. I don’t know what that means exactly. I assume that more people get married in the summer or at least this is what press releases want me to believe. I’ve been asked about “wedding perfumes” many times. The obvious ones include romantic florals or white florals because brides are supposed to smell frou-frou and girly, blah, blah, blah. My floral “bride” perfume recommendation is Tauer Zeta. It’s floral and pretty but not completely predictable. I like that it is laid-back and elegant. It’s perfect for outdoor weddings.
Week of June 26th-July 3rd
Happy 4th of July!
This week I’ve learned that citrus isn’t so bad in perfume, especially if it is grounded by moss. I also learned that Monsieur Balmain is awesome. This week I have been all about smoky fragrances, the BBC Perfume documentary, Art Deco, pine needles, and volumizing mascara.
I hope everyone in the U.S. is enjoying their 3 day weekend. I say wear an American perfume to celebrate!
Here’s what… Continue reading