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Mugler Les Exceptions Woodissime Perfume Review

Mugler Woodissime

Like many other designer brands, Thierry Mugler has also launched a line of “exclusive” (AKA more expensive) line-up of perfumes sold at select locations and costs a lot more than their other fragrances. I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since everyone has a more expensive, limited distributed line of perfumes all in uniform bottles. But, I guess this is also what surprised me. Mugler has seemed to always do their own thing. I told myself that I’d try Les Exceptions if they came my way but I wasn’t going to go… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Ariana Grande Moonlight Perfume Review

Ariana Grande

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let’s get this out of the way: I am not the target demographic for any Ariana Grande perfume. I’m going to keep that in mind while I sample the newest Ariana Grande perfume, Moonlight¹. I may not be the target demographic for a celebrity perfume by a young pop star, but I have to confess I’ve seen her perfumes at Ulta and really thought the little “bunny tail” packaging was cute. Yes, not for someone my age, but definitely cute for someone… Continue reading

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Kat Von D Saint & Sinner Perfume Reviews (2017)

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing Popular Perfumes

Years ago Kat Von D had launched perfumes. They were discontinued. I remember them very vaguely but not enough to do a comparison between those and the new 2017 edition. One thing that I can certainly say is that the new 2017 bottles are gorgeous. They’re an improvement!

Kat Von D perfumes

 

Saint

Notes listed include clary sage, mirabelle plum, jasmine, almond blossom, caramel, tiaré, lily-of-the-valley, vanilla, sandalwood, peach and musk.

So, let’s start with the “candied floral” one that… Continue reading

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Zoologist Nightingale EDP Perfume Review

Zoologist Nightingale

 

Excellent marketing and copy can’t stop a perfume from morphing into whatever the wearer presumes about a perfume.  Zoologist Nightingale is a prime example for me. It’s a perfume inspired by Japanese spring with notes that sound dainty and delicate. Look at the bottle! It has a songbird wearing a kimono. Before wearing this, I’ve made a lot of assumptions about this fragrance. But, my assumptions are nothing like my experience with this pink juice. Nightingale is like an exaggerated, drag-like interpretation of femininity. I spray this on and… Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP Perfume Review

Marc Jacobs Decadence

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me get this out of the way: I don’t like Marc Jacobs perfumes. They do nothing for me (even though I totally get their appeal). The fragrances don’t interest me. When I try designer perfumes, I like to think of them as an extension of their designer/brand. The Marc Jacobs packaging and the scents themselves make very little sense to me as an extension of the Marc Jacobs brand. The bottles come across much more juvenile than what… Continue reading | 4 Comments