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Proenza Schouler Arizona Perfume Review

Proenza Schouler Arizona

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

There has been a lot of excitement and hype around Arizona because it’s Proenza Schouler’s first fragrance release. It’s been three years in the making (L’Oreal signed a licensing agreement in 2015). The brand has had a laid-back “it” appeal and worn by cool “it” girls like Rooney Mara. I feel like fashion folks were excited to see what a brand like Proenza Schouler would launch. Personally, I was happy to see the American Southwest be an… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom & Honey Perfume Review

Jo Malone London Nectarine Blossom

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Being a perfume lover comes with its (un)fair share of heartbreaks. When you take up this “hobby”, you risk falling in love with a perfume that will be discontinued without an explanation or reformulated without an announcement. You also risk falling for something that costs as much as a monthly lease payment on a luxury car. Who knew that 50 ml of some invisible stuff diluted in alcohol could be so complicated? Today, I’m discussing a few of… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere Perfume Review

L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière is a perfume inspired by the Golden Hour. It’s meant to represent warmth, radiance and a diffused glow. I’m going to say that L’Occitane achieved this with Terre de Lumiere. It’s a warm fragrance that reminds me of lazy summer “Golden Hours”.

Terre de Lumiere is like a “luminous gourmand”. It opens with bright bergamot that ventures slightly into Earl Grey tea territory. I also pick up something that is like dried apricots. There’s… Continue reading

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Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Perfume Review

Hermes Twilly d'Hermes

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me start this review by stating a disclaimer: I love Hermès perfumes. Yes, I love the classics. I especially love the overpriced Hermèsessence line. I even like all those fruity “jardin” ones. It’s a brand that really resonates with me. Saying this, they have had some duds. It seems like these days that a lot of these older houses have a high risk of “dud” as they try to keep up with new… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Mugler Alien Flora Futura Perfume Review

Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Since it’s launch in 2005, there have been many flankers and limited edition compositions of the now-cult-classic Mugler Alien. Like the patchouli-chocolate Angel, there’s just something people love about this over-the-top radiant jasmine in the purple scarab-esque bottle! I enjoy Alien but I have to be in the mood for it since it’s potent stuff (I can say the same about Angel too). I actually wear the more sheer version, Alien Eau Extraordinaire