Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
The best “cheapie” pleasant surprise that I’ve ever had with perfume has been with the ScentStory 24 series. I was amazed by the surprisingly luxurious amber, Gold. Platinum, a sugary rose, was equally delightful. They’re long-wearing and smell great while be available for under $50! That’s practically “free” in Perfumeworld.
ScentStory has recently expanded the line to include Elixirs. These are highly concentrated perfumes using more expensive ingredients. I know that may sound cliché as many brands claim this. However, these Elixirs still retail for a relatively… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Much of Serge Lutens’ copy reads as La Nouvelle Vague dialogues and I admit, that it’s often eyeroll inducing. I also find that the vagueness is intentional, coming across as art student leading you into your next perfume purchase. I also find that these vague French dialogues actually leave an impression on people. One mention of death and everyone starts saying that De Profundis smells like cemeteries.
In 2011, when De Profundis was launched, my life was crazy busy and hectic… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Rose Week 2012
My first experience with Providence Perfume Co. Rose Bohème was during the Summer of Peace, Love and Patchouli Event hosted by Monica of Perfume Pharmer in 2011. At that time, I had an unlabeled vial of this stuff and it didn’t work on my skin at all. You can read my initial impressions here. I knew that I had to go back and try this stuff. The perfumes that confuse me at first are the… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Parfums des Beaux Arts by DSH Mahjoun is a decadent gourmand that is a must have for the honey lover. I love the scent of honey. It’s sweet but raw. This makes it difficult to wear. If you are one of the lucky and confident few out there that could wear a heavy honey based scent then this is a must for you. The fragrance’s website describes Mahjoun as “exotic, sensuous, and delicious“. Oh, it is. And it is based on the Moroccan delicacy (an ancient cannabis confection)… Continue reading | 1 Comment