Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
When it comes to designer perfumes, Bvlgari is one of my personal favorite and “most worn” brands. They are typically what I wear when I want to smell good but not think about what I’m wearing. They smell pretty but in a really approachable, non-intimidating way. I’m not going to say that the brand is remarkable (even though I think they have some remarkable perfumes such as Black and the original Omnia)… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Floraïku is a perfume line launched in 2017 from the folks behind the niche perfume line, Memo Paris. It’s a line of perfumes inspired by Japan complete with the Japonism bottles and marketing.
These were first available in Europe and like Memo Paris, this haiku inspired fragrance line is in a lot of retail outlets in the United States now. I’ve finally got my hands on samples of the entire line (they have a discovery set!). Over the next couple of days, I’ll be posting reviews of this line. So, let’s get started… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Amouage has launched two new perfumes, Figment Woman and Figment Man.¹ They’re the two in the pretty aqua/blue bottles. Figment Woman is a white floral that manages to remind me of gardens in places much prettier than where I live, radiant floral perfumes of the late 80’s/early 90’s, Old Hollywood and Claude Monet paintings. Let me explain…
The opening of Figment Woman is a HUGE jasmine with something that reminds me very much of black licorice. I then realize it’s something like star anise, warm and spicy… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Synesthesia is a popular topic when it comes to perfume. Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon where there is an involuntarily response to one sensory stimuli that may result in activating another sensory pathway (like associating a color with a grapheme/letter or associating a taste/flavor with a word/sound). In PerfumeWorld, there’s often discussion about scents and colors. Overall, synesthesia is said to be a rare phenomenon, but it seems like in PerfumeWorld it’s more common than it seems in the general population. My thought is that… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Odin 06 Amanu is a perfume inspired by Mediterranean Turkish landscapes. For me, this is one of those perfumes where the inspiration doesn’t match up at all to how I perceive it. Does this “ruin” Amanu for me? Not at all. If anything it reiterates that fragrance is enjoyable because all of our experiences and unique perceptions.
Amanu opens like green citrus, almost like orange segments on ice. Amanu becomes a sharp cedar and a cool, green, gummy galbanum. The heart adds of Southeastern-style florals… Continue reading | 4 Comments