Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria EDP Perfume Review

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

At first I had no idea why the flanker, Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria is “forbidden”. It seems friendlier than the first one. Forbidden Euphoria isn’t as “dark” as Euphoria, it’s lighter and fruitier. It’s more like Euphoria for summer, an EDT. Now read the copy and you’ll figure out why Forbidden Euphoria is forbidden. It’s marketed as jail bait.

Calvin Klein goes right out and says it: This is a younger interpretation of


Boyfriend EDP Perfume Review

Boyfriend is a fragrance by actress Kate Walsh. I had an opportunity to interview Kate Walsh about Boyfriend. There’s more information of the inspiration of this fragrance in that post. This is my review.

After wearing Boyfriend a few more times, I’ve decided that I really love it. At first I was wary. Does the world need another patchouli vanilla even if it is pleasant? Does the world need another fragrance gender neutral woodsy amber? Well, I could argue yes… Continue reading | 14 Comments


Tom Ford Private Blend Tuscan Leather EDP Perfume Review

Tom Ford Private Blend Tuscan Leather is an earthy, chypre leather fragrance. I’m completely in love with the first few hours of wear. It’s a rugged, foresty leather that makes me swoon despite its simplicity. Tuscan Leather should be my dream fragrance but I’m not impressed with this perfume’s dry-down. Tuscan Leather is a perfume that is rugged and masculine but with a feminine smoothness. It’s a modern interpretation of those classic 20’s-30’s masculine-feminine tobacco-leather-woods perfumes that “young, modern” women used to wear. I think of Tuscan Leather as a now… Continue reading | 10 Comments


Halle Berry Reveal EDP Perfume Review

Halle Berry Reveal EDP perfume review

The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing A Popular Perfume

Halle Berry has launched her 3rd fragrance, Reveal, this February, more info here.

Reveal is a light woody floral. The opening is a pretty and almost tropical blend of plumeria. I get a bit of bubbly mimosa. It smells to me like florals on a hot, summer evening. There are fruits but they are really understated on me, mingling with the florals. I do get… Continue reading | 8 Comments


Valentino Rock ‘n Dreams EDP Perfume Review

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Fragrance

Valentino Rock ‘n Dreams is the 4th flanker in the Rock ‘n Rose perfume “line” launched in 2009. I’ve sniffed the others throughout the years but I can barely remember them, so I can’t accurately compare or comment on Rock ‘n Rose in comparison to the others. However, I can tell that Rock ‘n Dreams is the “soft” scent in the line, the “soft rock” 🙂  And there is no rose, which is funny for a… Continue reading | 8 Comments