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Ayala Moriel Orcas EDP Natural Perfume Review

Ayala Moriel Orcas

Growing up in a landlocked state, I didn’t realize that dolphins lived outside of aquarium glass walls. This is sad. When I moved to the PNW over 5 years ago, I was amazed. I literally got in my car from Nashville and kept driving until I smelled salt water. Deep within the depths of this salt water amazing creatures dwell: whales, octopus and yes, orcas. This still blows my mind.

Ayala Moriel Orcas opens with refreshing lime and fresh ginger paired with freshly cut herbs. It’s… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Primordial Scents 2012 Water Perfumes

I have been asked to review scents and participate in the Primordial Scents Perfume Project hosted by Perfume Pharmer.

I feel that each of these perfumes deserve their own independent perfume reviews; they are all wonderful. However, with my lack of time and “real estate” on my blog, I’ve decided to group the reviews by their element, starting with Water.

Ane Walsh Essaouira EDP perfume
Ane Walsh Essaouira

Ane Walsh Essaouira EDP Natural Perfume

Notes listed include sweet orange, grapefruit, lemon, lavender

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Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu EDP Perfume Review

Comptoir Sud Pacifique

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu EDT is a clean, aquatic marine fragrance. It is described as a “light, clean, and breezy” fragrance. It is. I usually hate clean, aquatic fragrances. However, for this fume genre Aqua Motu is tolerable for an ocean-fresh-seabreeze genre, but I don’t go out of my way to wear it and I’d never buy it. It was launched in the early 90’s when all of the aquatic fragrances for men AND women were the rage. I already lived through that and I’m… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Elizabeth Arden Mediterranean Perfume Review

The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing A Popular Fragrance

Elizabeth Arden explains Mediterranean as a “radiant woody floral and a modern expression of sparkling radiance“. I would definitely say that this fits into that category of “modern woody floral”. At first it comes on as a bit fruity with hints of citrus and stone fruits such as plum. This lasts a very short time on me. It then smells of spicy wood, like a mix of sandalwood and dry cedar. But, it floral in an “aquatic” fragrance sense… Continue reading

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Michael Kors Island EDP Fragrance Review

Michael Kors Island

I don’t hate Michael Kors Island, if there is one thing that I have learned; it is that I have gotten kinder with age. I may of hated this a few years ago, throwing mean words out at it. But I mean really, this is no worse than any other mainstream fragrance made to sell, sell, sell.

It isn’t offensive. I think that I don’t like it because I am not a fan of “aquatic” fragrances in general. For an “aquatic” and “airy” fragrance, this isn’t too… Continue reading