Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
It’s my birthday today, so I’m already feeling old. But, this fragrance is really making me feel old. I can’t believe that Armani Code was launched over a decade ago. I feel like this is one of those masculines that just came out, but geez, that was ELEVEN YEARS AGO! Yes, there have been many flankers, but I clearly remember this one launching in stores (so many ads in magazines too). And I clearly remembering smelling… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Maison Martin Margiela has launched a line of Replica perfumes inspired by various memories from beaches to carnivals. I have a feeling out of the Replica series, that Jazz Club will receive the most hype. It’s a powdery tobacco leather that leans to the sweeter side. It seems to have all these elements that people like.
Jazz Club reminds me too much of standing outside of an Abercrombie & Fitch covered in Johnson’s & Johnson’s baby powder. It’s powdery with a very sharp, synthetic sweet… Continue reading | 11 Comments
Ramón Monegal Umbra is modern take on vetiver. If you’re a fan of vetiver, you’ll want to try this one.
Umbra opens with bright citrus and spicy, foody black pepper that is almost anesthetizing I immediately know it’s a vetiver fragrance. The vetiver is carmalized and accented by “bright”, bitter notes. The vetiver gets sweeter with tonka but not too sweet (not as sweet as Hermès Vetiver Tonka). This vetiver still comes across as green. Umbra gets smokier and smokier with wear. The dry-down… Continue reading