As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.
Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.
Mexico is a diverse place and the Yucatán is its own special, isolated pocket due to its geographic location. Mérida has a rich Mayan heritage and the town is filled with Catholic cathedrals and colonial homes. It’s s such an interesting city with a resilient culture. It’s a wonderful place and we plan on returning soon.
I’d love to talk more about my trip but for the sake of this blog, I’ll keep it focused on beauty.
I stayed in San Juan in Centró, a historical… Continue reading | 10 Comments
September was such a busy month for us. It was like busy-good vs. busy-bad. But, it was really busy.
I spent about 2 weeks in Mérida, Mexico so you’re going to see this trip heavily influence my September/October favorites. This was a much needed vacation and we had a great time. It’s a lovely city with amazing people. We liked it so much that we’ll visit again. Also, how weird is this? Fellow perfume blogger, The Scented Hound, was there when I was down… Continue reading | 8 Comments
I can’t believe August is over. In fact, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s already mid-September! August was such a whirlwind month that I can’t even remember what happened.
It was a hot month. I felt like this summer has drawn on and on. Many days were in the 90’s and the humidity was brutal. This made even the smallest things feel like huge chores. I hate to complain about it because I’m not a fan of winter, but geez… Continue reading | 16 Comments
I keep saying this, but more perfumers and perfume houses should be making perfumes inspired by Mexico. Mexico is a diverse, gorgeous country with a rich history, art, mythology and breathtaking fauna. Everyone wants to use notes that come from Mexico (vanilla, cocoa, frangipani), but there aren’t many perfumes that truly honor Mexico¹. My favorite perfume inspired by Mexico is Exotic Island Perfumer Flor Azteca.
Flor Azteca is a really interesting tuberose. The opening is fiery with red pepper, fresh ginger and dry cinnamon. The tuberose… Continue reading | 7 Comments