Here’s the deal – Wear any perfume you like. It doesn’t matter how it is marketed. Wear what you love.
Saying that, I often get asked by men starting out in the world of perfume, “Can a guy wear this?” I wish they’d stop asking me that. My response is usually “A guy can wear anything.” I don’t say that to be snarky or rude. I mean it. However, I understand that it is intimidating. We live in a culture that still emphasizes gender norms. I know that when a guy asks me that question that they aren’t… Continue reading | 25 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
As frequently as I wear this one, you’d think that it would have been reviewed by now. I find that I often overlook these types of fragrances, my “staples”. These are the ones that I wear so often that I really have nothing much to say about them. I now have more associations/memories with the fragrance and don’t feel a need to “analyze” it. But… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Every winter, sometime around the first week of January, I start to crave rose perfumes. I think that the first week of January is when I can no longer stand winter. I want spring. I always think of rose as the perfect “winter floral” because it doesn’t come across as too springy and it comes in so many forms. Warning – This list is rose heavy.
Here are the perfumes that I wore the most in winter 2011-2012.
12. Prada Candy – You saw this in… Continue reading | 12 Comments
When Prada announced they were working on a perfume called Prada Candy, many fumeheads were skeptical. Why would Prada start making fragrances for teens? Why would Prada jump on the cupcake wagon? Is this a joke? I’ve been happy with the Prada line. The original Prada is the closest fragrance that I have to a “signature”. Infusion d’Iris is wonderful and I like the masculines. I was more surprised by the name “Prada Candy” but not because I dislike sweet. It sounded so stripper to me. And yes, trashy. But, the note list sounded elegant so I couldn’t wait… Continue reading | 29 Comments
Boyfriend is a fragrance by actress Kate Walsh. I had an opportunity to interview Kate Walsh about Boyfriend. There’s more information of the inspiration of this fragrance in that post. This is my review.
After wearing Boyfriend a few more times, I’ve decided that I really love it. At first I was wary. Does the world need another patchouli vanilla even if it is pleasant? Does the world need another fragrance gender neutral woodsy amber? Well, I could argue yes or… Continue reading | 14 Comments