Those of us in Seattle are really fortunate to have a little perfume shop located on 1st Avenue in the lobby of the Alexis Hotel owned by a true perfume lover that’s been in business for almost 30 years. You’ll often find the owner, Nasreen Rehmat, in the shop doing what she does best – pairing people with their “perfect” perfumes. For example, I was in there one day when an attractive woman in her 50’s (best guess) walked in, casually looking at perfumes. Nasreen starting… Continue reading
Aether Arts Nude Moderne is a skin-scent musk. It’s rather simple but composing a simple musk is harder than it appears. I would compare Nude Moderne to those “no makeup makeup” looks. They look effortless and bare but in reality it takes at least 8-10 products to achieve such effortlessness! It takes a lot to perfect such a musk.
Nude Moderne is a soft musk. Like I’ve already said, it’s a skin scent. There’s little transition with the fragrance. The opening displays some brightness, almost… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Naomi Goodsir is an Australian fashion designer best known for her leather goods. The house’s aesthetic is sort of couture Mad Max/haute punk. Extending the brand, the house added Cuir Velours, a boozy suede fragrance.
Cuir Velours opens with boozy rum and baby aspirin – and for some reason I love this. It then settles into this red wine and suede. And there’s French cosmetics – face powder and waxy burgundy-hued lipstick. It’s a mix of powder, violets and roses. The dry-down is a powdery incense… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Everyone that doesn’t live in Seattle thinks it rains all of the time here. They’re thoughts are only partially correct. We have a wet and a dry season, but it doesn’t rain all of the time. It just depends on when you visit. Yes, I get sick of the rain because it’s the “same” rain. We rarely ever get fun things like thunderstorms. And we rarely get rain in the summer. Neil Morris Storm is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms. I didn’t realize how much I… Continue reading | 2 Comments