Honoré des Prés I Love Less Carottes is in the WeLoveNY Collection. And yes, it is inspired by farmer’s market carrots and it smells like farmer’s market carrots.
Les Carottes really does smell like freshly grated carrots…with orange zest in the opening. Photo-realistic carrot shavings and orange peel. And then I’m reminded of dried apricots. It’s fruity, sweet carrots with a hint of dried ginger but with cool, mineral earth from iris and patchouli. I should probably think it is more unusual… Continue reading | 6 Comments
La Bella Figura is a natural skincare line based in Chicago that has launched a trio of destination inspired perfumes. Barcelona is the crisp citrus from the trio. It’s my “summer choice” out of the three.
Barcelona opens with bright citrus. It’s a fruity pink pepper and orange juice. In the heart, I get a lemon and jasmine that mimics lemon blossoms in bloom. The dry-down is a waxy jasmine with bitter citrus. The overall feel of the fragrance is bright, sunny, you know, Mediterranean… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I bought a bottle of Atelier Orange Sanguine when I got the idea in my head that I was moving to L.A.last year. After going through my perfume collection and daydreaming of moving to a small apartment once inhabited by Lilian Gish, I realized that all of my perfumes were “autumn” perfumes and this wasn’t going to work in my new life. I needed something citrus since this seems so logical for the sunny Hollywood weather. But, here’s the deal, I’m an “autumn” fragrance person. I… Continue reading | 23 Comments
Giving fragrance suggestions is one of my favorite things to do. I love when people ask me about fragrances. Oddly enough, it seems that I get the most requests for perfumes that smell like old-fashioned cosmetics and for perfumes that smell like orange creamsicles.
I’ve put together my guide of perfumes that smell like an orange cream pop. These are the perfumes that I’ve tried that smell like oranges and vanilla cream. And I’m surprised by how many of these retail for under… Continue reading | 28 Comments
i Profumi di Firenze Arancio di Sicilia (Sicilian Orange) is a realistic orange fragrance. That’s all you really need to know about Arancio di Sicilia but you know that I must keep talking…
Arancio di Sicilia is a simple fragrance that smells good. It’s a juicy, energetic orange. It’s tart but not too sharp. It has a touch of natural sweetness. It smells like the pulp of a blood orange.