The Beach Eaus – A month of beach and ocean inspired perfumes.
Alkemia is an indie perfume line that mainly focuses on affordable perfume oils. It’s a brand that was brought to my attention via my Instagram stories when I asked about “perfumes for work”. Sure, you can wear whatever you want to work but I try to not be too distracting in our open floor plan. Big Sur was recommended to me. Since all the perfumes are cheap, I bought… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I rarely pay attention to Jo Malone London Launches mainly because they’re never what I want them to be and they perfumes themselves are too fleeting. We all have a brand (or brands) who’s aesthetic doesn’t really fit with ours. One of these brands for me is Jo Malone London. I think they’re perfectly fine but they don’t attract me. There are some exceptions in the brand but let’s just put it like this: I don’t own… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Parfums de Rosine Cologne Rose Océan is a new unisex perfume inspired by a rose growing near the ocean.
Rose Ocean opens as a bright citrus with a juicy blackcurrant. There’s an orange blossom in this that reminds me of grape jelly (don’t worry, it’s still an orange blossom). The heart is a jammy rose with humid white florals. Up until this stage, Cologne Rose Ocean really didn’t remind me of the sea. The heart isn’t aquatic in that perfumery sense of the “aquatic”… Continue reading
Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl is an aquatic floral inspired by Bali. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aquatic florals. I guess since I’m longing for a seaside escape, I was drawn to the thought of an aquatic perfume inspired by Bali and pearls.
Mystic Pearl opens as a sharp, squeaky clean aquatic floral. It starts to remind me of water lily or water lotus – a cool, wet floral. The heart is this wet, lotus floral with an aquatic sea mist… Continue reading
One of my favorite genres of perfumes are those that bring to mind the sea. Many of us that lived through the 90’s have an aversion to the perfumes labeled “aquatics” that were usually in some blue bottle fronted by some topless ripped guy covered in water droplets. Those perfumes typically smelled like something that would kill salmonella on a kitchen countertop. And after a decade of these, I understand why people may fear anything with ocean/sea marketing. However, you shouldn’t. The modern… Continue reading