fragrance

Carolina Herrera CH EDT Fragrance Review

The Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Take a generic, sweet fruity-floral with your favorite or not-so-favorite pop singer’s face on the box, wrap it up in purse-like leatherette sleeve complete with dangling charm so everyone knows that you are posh, take the celeb-o juice price and times it by three and one is left with Carolina Herrera CH. If you like sweet, synthetic Coty and Elizabeth Arden celeb genre perfumes but are too embarrassed to purchase something by Mariah Carey or Kylie Minogue, don’t worry. Carolina Herrera has… Continue reading | 8 Comments

fragrance

Creed Spring Flower EDP Perfume Review

Creed Spring Flower EDP

Creed is one of the few luxury perfume lines that makes me want to buy fruity-florals. I really do like Spring Flower but for me, it’s more of a summer perfume. The fruits are so ripe that they are on the verge of rotting; there are no delicate spring fruit blossoms. Spring Flower can be summed up in 3 words: musky, fruity, floral. Is this as classy as 1950’s era Audrey Hepburn (this is her perfume)? I don’t know.

Before I get started with this review, I… Continue reading | 5 Comments

home scents

Anthousa Orchard Trio Home Ambiance Fragrance Review

Anthousa Orchard Home Ambiance Gift Set

Anthousa Orchard Home Ambiance Fragrance Trio contains 3 home fragrance diffusers in fresh, fruity fragrances. This gift set includes the following home scents:

Nectarine & Red Currant: Nectarine & Red Currant is a fruity, tart home fragrance. It smells like fuzzy, juicy peaches and tangy red currants. There’s a floralness to this fragrance, “generic” floral because of the mix of added woods. This is a bit of a “hissy”, energetic fragrance. This home fragrance reminds me of something from Victoria’s

fragrance, fragrance and food

Sula Sun-Kissed Citrus Perfume Review

Sula Sunkissed Citrus perfume

Sula Sun-Kissed Citrus perfume is a feminine fruity citrus fragrance created by Susanne Lang. The name “Sun-kissed Citrus” is very fitting for this fragrance! It is a very “sunny” citrus fragrance.

At first spritz, Sun-Kissed Citrus is a very tart citrus with the zest of grapefruit. This fragrance is feminine with juicy citrus. It smells of grapefruit and lemon zest and tart yuzu juice. This isn’t the tartest citrus fragrance I’ve ever tried. There is something much more “mellow” in this Sula fragrance… Continue reading | 10 Comments

fragrance, fragrance and food

Hermès Un Jardin Après La Mousson Perfume Review

Hermes Apres la Mousson

Food & Fragrance/ Fragrance Review & Recipe:

Hermès Un Jardin Après La Mousson was launched in 2008 and created by Jean-Claude Ellena. This is the third in the “Jardin” series (a collection that I love). I have been wanting this scent since I sniffed it in a Hermès boutique back in 2008. I liked it but not enough to leave with it back then. Not too long ago, my husband purchased this for me as a gift. I’m happy that I have it… Continue reading | 4 Comments