Here’s my annual holiday gift guide for glamorous types that would be happy to have back-seamed stockings in their stocking! This is the gift guide for those that appreciate the timeless elegance of red lipstick, perfectly set hairstyles and oval-shaped manicures. Even if one can’t live the Old Hollywood fantasy lifestyle of silk dressing robes and a MGM contract, one can add a little bit of glamour in their daily lives with any of the items here:
Parfums de Rosine Cologne Rose Océan is a new unisex perfume inspired by a rose growing near the ocean.
Rose Ocean opens as a bright citrus with a juicy blackcurrant. There’s an orange blossom in this that reminds me of grape jelly (don’t worry, it’s still an orange blossom). The heart is a jammy rose with humid white florals. Up until this stage, Cologne Rose Ocean really didn’t remind me of the sea. The heart isn’t aquatic in that perfumery sense of the “aquatic”… Continue reading
I can’t believe August is over. In fact, I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it’s already mid-September! August was such a whirlwind month that I can’t even remember what happened.
It was a hot month. I felt like this summer has drawn on and on. Many days were in the 90’s and the humidity was brutal. This made even the smallest things feel like huge chores. I hate to complain about it because I’m not a fan of winter, but geez… Continue reading | 16 Comments
Rose Week 2015
Aether Arts Ginger Rose is an indie perfume inspired by vintage beauties. It’s a 1940’s style aldehydic floral inspired by a fictional beauty, Miss Ginger Rose. The perfumer says, “The perfume took on a personality as it came together. I could see her in my mind’s eye: Miss Ginger Rose, an up-and-coming new starlet; or maybe a beautiful debutante, the darling of the society page. Who will you be when you wear Ginger Rose?”
Ginger Rose opens as a spicy ginger with citrus. It’s aldehydic pickled ginger. There’s… Continue reading
Here’s more proof to back up my theory that people only think they don’t like tuberose because they’ve only tried synthetics. I tell all tuberose haters to try the gorgeous natural composition, Hiram Green Moon Bloom. Natural tuberoses aren’t as sharp or as aggressive. Now I’m going to add another tuberose to the “tuberose haters must-try” list. Ayala Moriel Treazon takes the natural beauty of natural tuberose and contrasts it with an interesting blend of spices and creamy woods.
Treazon opens up with a sweet mint… Continue reading | 11 Comments