The Beach Eaus – A month of beach and ocean inspired perfumes.
Nateeva is a perfume house that is inspired by islands; this is what I call “destination inspirations“. I’ve decided to dedicate the rest of August 2019 to reviewing perfumes that are inspired by or smell like the “the beach”. Because of this, you’re going to see me review the entire Nateeva line. Let’s travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands…
Saint Thomas is a heady white floral. It opens… Continue reading
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
Here I go again featuring a Destination Inspiration of a place that I’ve never visited. I must fix this. It really does look like paradise.
One of the odd things that I’ve noticed about people that have traveled to Hawaii is that they want to tell you what it smells like. When I speak with people that just traveled to Alaska, New York or Paris, they don’t volunteer to tell me what they smelled while they were there. When I talk to people that have just traveled… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Out of all of the Arquiste fragrances, Flor y Canto has my favorite inspiration. So, I’m going to take this straight from the site:
August, 1400, Tenochtitlan, Mexico
“On the most fragrant festival in the Aztec calendar, the rhythm of drums palpitates as a wealth of flowers is offered on temple altars. Billowing clouds of Copal act as a backdrop to the intoxicating breath of Tuberose, Magnolia, Plumeria and the intensely yellow aroma of the sacred Marigold, cempoalxochitl.”
Ever since… Continue reading | 11 Comments
The Mainstream Monday: Sniffing A Popular Perfume
Halle Berry has launched her 3rd fragrance, Reveal, this February, more info here.
Reveal is a light woody floral. The opening is a pretty and almost tropical blend of plumeria. I get a bit of bubbly mimosa. It smells to me like florals on a hot, summer evening. There are fruits but they are really understated on me, mingling with the florals. I do get… Continue reading | 8 Comments