Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
There has been a lot of excitement and hype around Arizona because it’s Proenza Schouler’s first fragrance release. It’s been three years in the making (L’Oreal signed a licensing agreement in 2015). The brand has had a laid-back “it” appeal and worn by cool “it” girls like Rooney Mara. I feel like fashion folks were excited to see what a brand like Proenza Schouler would launch. Personally, I was happy to see the American Southwest be an… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Parfumerie Générale Louanges Profanes is a perfume wreathed in Biblical symbolism. When I wear the perfume, this makes sense. It’s somewhere between a pious grand-tante and Madonna’s The Immaculate Collection.
Louanges Profanes opens with a mothball-like lily and a lacquered jewelry chest. To summarize, it’s an indolic floral with sparkling notes and smooth woods. The floral is a funeral-style Asiatic lily, which I love. Louanges Profanes takes me all over the place. It starts to remind me of cherry-scented lip balm and nag champa incense (how angsty 13… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Houbigant Quelques Fleurs is one of those perfumes that I have history with. It was one of those perfumes that I wore before I even knew I loved perfume; we have some great memories together. Houbigant has launched a flanker to the L’Original. When someone is making a flanker to a perfume launched in the 1910’s, I’m going to assume it shares few similarities (if any at all). For the sake of this review, I’m going to focus on Jardin Secret and not L’Original. I just don’t think… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Eric Butterbaugh EB FLORALS has launched a new collection of three oud florals. Last year, I reviewed the original EB FLORALS, a line of floral perfumes inspired by Eric’s love of flowers. (FYI – He’s a floral designer based in Los Angeles).
So, let’s get to this new collection that highlights flowers with oud.
FLORAL OUD Orange Flower
FLORAL OUD Orange Flower with notes of champaca, frangipani, Egyptian orange blossom, patchouli, oud, vanilla and oakmoss.
OUD Orange Flower isn’t what I expected at all. This is not a bad thing!
OUD Orange Flower… Continue reading
4160 Tuesdays Pillow Talk was initially reserved for scent marketing for a hotel (well, rumor has it) but according to the press release, this fell through (anyone that’s self-employed or a contractor, can relate, I’m sure). It was meant to be a linen spray. But, you smell Pillow Talk and you don’t want your linens to have all of the fun.
Pillow Talk is a zesty, fresh fragrance. It opens as a dry and spicy with citrus. It reminds me of a stick of Juicy Fruit