Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
In the world of perfumery, the word “synthetic” may have negative connotations since marketing has clouded quality with words like “natural” to justify high prices for products. “Synthetic” is often used to describe “cheap” headache inducing perfumes in a world where if you utter the word “chemical” you’ll incite hysteria. However, synthetic shouldn’t always be viewed with an unfavorable mindset. Synthetics in perfumery can create an abstract beauty that makes realism appear pedestrian.
The appeal of Narciso Rodriguez perfumes is… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume:
For summer Narciso Rodriguez has launched Délicate, an eau de toilette “skin scent” and a Délicate EDP that contains oud. Both are limited edition.
Narciso Rodriguez Délicate opens as the same citrus floral you love from the original Narciso Rodriguez EDT. What is different? I get a milky yet green fig. There’s a spicy orange blossom that you recognize from the original EDT. And there’s the overdose of musk that you would expect from… Continue reading | 6 Comments
The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Fragrance
Hugo Boss Intense “Woman” is a woody floral amberl launched in 2003. It was created for “a woman with initiative“. It was one of those ad campaigns where the lady is sexy and in charge, “an intensely feminine and sensual fragrance with a sophisticated edge that makes it distinct.” My overall impression is that Boss Intense is a fragrance trying very hard to be sexy. From the woodsy floral notes to the red and black bottle, this is a fragrance that is trying hard to seduce… Continue reading | 7 Comments
This scent is supposed to be based on Egyptian musk. It may have been but I think I will continue to wear my no label Egyptian musk oils instead of this. It isn’t that I dislike this scent, there are just others that I like more. When I wear this fragrance, I feel like I am wearing someone’s signature scent, but not mine. I just don’t feel “comfortable” in this one. I have to admit that the first few times I wore this, I didn’t like it. After about the fifth… Continue reading