Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Some Popular Perfumes
OK, OK, I don’t want you guys to think I’m some jaded perfume snob. Years ago I wrote some not-so-great reviews of Maison Martin Margiela Replica perfumes.¹ Let me explain. It’s not that I dislike this brand or think the perfumes are bad. They aren’t. They’re all extremely wearable. My beef with the line is that the ideas aren’t very original. I’ve been writing this blog since 2008 (yes, 10 years) and I’ve seen every one of Maison Martin Margiela’s… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
As long as I keep reviewing designer perfumes, I’m going to keep reviewing perfumes in pink bottles marketed to women. Some things in life are predictable (thus, comforting) like this.
Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina has the sort of opening that has been in designer women’s perfumes for the past decade. It’s pink pepper, red berries and polite florals. It’s the usual “pink” fruity-floral except this time, there’s more sugar cubes. It’s radiant and pleasant, although it doesn’t stand out as… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Envoyage created two “beach scents” and I get the impression that they were designed for beach weddings or for those that wish they could have had a beach wedding! I have reveiwed Nectars des Îles which seemed to bring back special memories for a stranger. Vents Ardents continues the tropical theme but with less florals.
Vents Ardents opens as a spicy, boozy cocktail. It’s creamy and milky. I would call Vents Ardents a “tropical masculine”. The rum is spiced. The spices-vanilla-tonka-tobacco combo in this reminds me of… Continue reading | 6 Comments
As the weather has warmed up, its time to trade in our hot cereal for cold cereal. Lostmarch Lann-Ael is the “cold cereal” of gourmands. It’s filling but never heavy.
Lann-Ael opens as this sweet creamy Korean barley tea (bori cha). It’s barley and vanilla with a hint of fruits (that remind me of dried mango and freshly sliced apples). The heart really does remind me of grains and milk. Lann-Ael dries down to a vanilla cream. In my opinion, Lann-Ael is a special gourmand in that it… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Humiecki and Graef Clemency is inspired by pride. Well, not just pride but proud, regal mothers. It’s Humiecki & Graef. Are we supposed to look into this bizarre-o inspiration? Probably not.
I’ve decided that after wearing Clemency a few times that I don’t want proud, regal moms in my perfume. Clemency is a sharp linden blossom with lime floor cleaner. This opening is so sharp that I find it unpleasant for a personal fragrance and maybe just decent as a cleaning product. The fluffy mimosa… Continue reading | 1 Comment