EauPEN Thread – Scents & Seasons

Marilyn Monroe

Do you rotate your perfumes for the season? Do you have perfumes that you wear only in certain seasons?

My answer to #1: Absolutely. I currently live in a place with four very distinct seasons.  I have found that I tend to prefer different genres of perfumes for each season. Key word – “tend”.

I look at it like I do flavors/food. There are plenty of things that I want to eat in the winter vs. the summer and vice versa (and there’s plenty of stuff… Continue reading | 10 Comments


Aroma M Geisha Blanche Perfume Oil Review

aroma M Geisha Blanche

I know it’s cliché, but when it gets hot like this in the summer I want to wear perfumes that smell clean. I want to smell like fancy soap. aroma M Geisha Blanche is one of those “fancy soap” florals.

Geisha Blanche is a clean, heady floral that opens with fresh citrus aldehydes. The heart is a soapy floral of spicy hyacinth with heady white lilies and jasmine. Geisha Blanche is rather linear. It wears as this clean, green floral and eventually fades away into… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Chanel Cristalle EDP Perfume Video Review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve always admired the genre of green fragrances but they used to intimidate them. They were sharp, crisp and I always imagined they carry a small clutch and have a really organized desk. You see, I didn’t relate to green perfume. They weren’t “me”. I’m scatterbrained, carry a big bag and have the world’s messiest desk. After being into perfume for over 10 years, green perfumes have grown on me as my experiences have broadened. Chanel Cristalle EDP was my gateway green.

Cristalle opens with bitter galbanum and tart peach. I also get… Continue reading | 20 Comments


Issey Miyake Les Eaux d’été EDT 2013 Summer Fragrance Review

Issey Miyake Summer 2013

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (limited edition) Perfume

Every summer Issey Miyake launches a summer edition of L’Eau d’Issey. It’s slightly tweaked with “summery” notes and comes in a different bottle. This year is all about the tropical fruits; they’re even on the bottle 😉  It’s not the cutest Issey Miyake summer bottle (I always liked the coral one), but it’s cute.

Issey Miyake Lea Eaux d’ete opens with aquatic melons and familiar elements of the original L’Eau d’Issey such as lily of… Continue reading | 3 Comments


Ulrich Lang Lightscape EDP Perfume Review

Ulrich Lang Lightscape


With the first few wears of Ulrich Lang Lightscape, I didn’t really care for it. It seemed to be the obvious “feminine” edition to the more masculine and unisex line. This was in the winter when I’d rather be wearing Ulrich Lang Nightscape. I started sampling this again in late winter and I finally cared for it. Lightscape is a clean, powdery iris floral. That’s what I want in the spring.

The opening of Lightscape is a green iris with tons of bitter galbanum… Continue reading | 8 Comments