Do you ever see a perfume bottle and already know what it smells like before even trying it? I feel like the packaging of Parfums de Marly Delina basically says it all. This ornate pastel pink packaging looks like it belongs in Marie-Antoinette’s apartment. It’s one of those bottles that is presenting itself as traditionally FEMININE as it possibly can. So, of course, I expected a floral and I expected for that floral to have a lot of roses and peonies. Guess what? Delina… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Arielle Shoshana is a niche perfume boutique in the DC Metro area. I haven’t been there but I’ve only heard wonderful things about it. I keep saying that the next time I’m in Baltimore, I’ll stop on by D.C., but I haven’t yet. But, most importantly, Arielle Shoshana is a person. I know Arielle, and maybe you know Arielle too, through her blog, Scents of Self. I love her witty writing and sense of humor. She’s really passionate about fragrance. So, when she opened up her own boutique… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfumes that pair well with wines. These fragrances play up the notes found in the wine that they are named after.
#4 Notes of Merlot is a fruity floral. It opens as tart and juicy with rhubarb and red currant with a glimmer of citrus. It’s a light and sheer fruity fragrance with a hint of dewy greens. On my skin, most of the wear is that sour rhubarb. It eventually dries down to… Continue reading
I’m not wild about citrus fragrances. I don’t dislike them but I do find myself not going out of my way to try them. So, when I had heard that Jul et Mad Terasse à St-Germain was the”citrus” from the line, my immediate response was “Oh, I can wait on this one”. The reviews started popping up on some of my favorite blogs and seemed that most bloggers were falling in love with the other two, Amour de Palazzo and… Continue reading | 4 Comments
I tend to like Hermès perfumes. They’re my sophisticated yet “safe” daily wear perfumes. I haven’t loved them all at first sniff. This is one of the reasons that I’ve kept sampling Jour d’Hermès. It’s a year later and I still can’t decided what I think about this one. Some days I think it is a genius “fantasy garden” floral perfume. Other days I think that it would make the best smelling shampoo in the world.