I try not to complain about the weather, especially since it has been a mild winter in Seattle, but I can’t help it. I grow tired of winter quickly. After the holidays, I’m like “OK, that was fun. Is it spring yet?” I don’t think I was meant to live this north. Everyday I walk by one of my favorite French cafes. The patio is vacant, chairs and tables are pushed against the brick walls of the cafe. Moss grows between the brick. The sky is gray… Continue reading | 7 Comments
It’s my favorite time of the year! And it’s time for me to bust out of some of my favorite fragrances. Here are my fall fragrance picks for 2013:
Hi, my name is Victoria and I’m guilty for buying things just for the name. Luckily in the case of Byredo candles, Peyote Poem was the one I wanted for the name. It also helps that it was the fragrance I wanted.
Peyote Poem is my alter ego. A pyschotropic using beatnik that somehow writes poetry that actually sells and gives my alter ego enough money to buy luxury candles that alter ego me will use to accidentally burn down my alter ego’s flat (including the… Continue reading | 6 Comments
As I mentioned in my Perfume Picks for Summer 2013 video, I was slow to warm up to Heeley Sel Marin. It wasn’t that I disliked it, but I didn’t exactly “get” it when I tried it in 2008. It read to me as some nice citrus-cucumber thing made for summer holidays. Keep in mind, I’m from a landlocked state. One of the many reasons I moved was to smell saltwater. Now I never see myself ever living in a landlocked area again…and not just… Continue reading | 18 Comments
You know the saying, “Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want”? I say this applies to fragrance as well. M. Micallef Royal Vintage smells polished and successful, if that’s you or if that’s who you want to be, wear Royal Vintage.
Royal Vintage opens with non-descript fruity notes, pink pepper and gin. Give it time and you’ll get an astringent citrus and powdery lavender with vetiver. And then here comes the leather. It rugged with evergreens, slightly smoky. There’s a… Continue reading | 7 Comments