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Le Jardin Retrouve Citron Boboli Perfume Review

Le Jardin Retrouve Citron Boboli

 

Le Jardin Retrouvé Citron Boboli (once known as Citron Poivré) is the sort of refreshing citrus that I’m craving on this hot, muggy city days. It’s inspired by the Palazzo Pitti’s Baboli Gardens in Florence. When you’re sweating it out in the subway terminal like a sauna from your nightmares, the streets smell like urine and garbage and every piece of grime sticks to your sticky body, I want something that smells crisp, refreshing and well, transports me to some place like the Baboli… Continue reading

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Lancome La Vie Est Belle Perfume Review

Lancome La Vie est Belle

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’m going to be honest, I hated Lancôme La Vie est Belle before ever trying it. Even though I try not to be, I can be extremely shallow and judgey. Everything about the marketing of La Vie est Belle gets on my nerves. The commercial with Julia Roberts may be one of the corniest perfume commercials of my adult life¹. This is slightly entertaining as I don’t expect Citizen Kane from a perfume commercial, but what really gets… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Coqui Coqui Flor de Mayo and Coco Coco Reviews

As I discussed in my review of a few Shanghai Tang perfumes, I like to buy perfumes when I travel to be my olfactory souvenirs. When I was in Mérida, Mexico¹ I ended up buying the mini sets of Coqui Coqui perfumes at their boutique. I actually did something I never do: I didn’t smell them. I just bought them because A. I was on vacation B. there was a gorgeous perfume boutique and C. the prices weren’t so bad.

Here I am many months later, finally sniffing them.

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Shanghai Tang Gold Lily & Spring Jasmine Perfume Reviews

Shanghai Tang ad

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

A few years ago when I was in Hong Kong on a major skincare spree¹, I picked up two bottles of perfume from Shanghai Tang. Most of the perfumes that are sold in Hong Kong are also available in the U.S. I bought the Shanghai Tang ones because I haven’t seen them before (and the sales associate was so incredibly nice).

Some of you may be looking at these bottles and their names and rolling your eyes at… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Scent Trunk Review

Scent Trunk is a customized, monthly fragrance subscription service.  I’m not talking “customized” in that they send you some samples you may like based on your preferences. With Scent Trunk, you receive a perfume tailored to your preferences. This is the New Scent Trunk model – bespoke perfume. Or at least, bespoke-ish. I think you preferences are paired with a pre-existing Scent Trunk composition (they have dozens). So, it’s possible that you and I could end up with the same custom/”bespoke” perfume¹.

Here’s how it works:

Scent Trunk Scent Test