In college all of the cool kids that you’d never know their names would hang out at some silly cocktail party sharing sorry Kerouac-ized versions of their young, misunderstood lives. These cool kids had oodles in common for kids that were so “different”. But one of the common factors I noticed is that they liked to talked about how they modeled for “artists” (which was really them modeling at some community college’s non-credit drawing classes). I don’t know why they would always bring this up… Continue reading | 3 Comments
I’ve never enjoyed the company of those that intentionally denied themselves pleasure. These are the people I’ve learned to avoid on this journey throughout life. I’m a committed hedonist until the day I die.
Viktoria Minya is a Hungarian perfumer residing in the tantalizing city of Paris. Hedonist is the first perfume to launch in her namesake line. A name like “Hedonist” is a lot to live up to when you’re selling to card carrying pleasure-seekers. But, I think Viktoria nailed it.
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Vince Camuto is a shoe designer and has designed the very popular Tory Burch “Reva” ballet flat. He has been involved with tons of projects. There’s a Vince Camuto clothing line and perfumes.
Vince Camuto for Women opens with rum and peach schnapps. I also get pineapple juice. I’m starting to wonder if I can drink this…it’s a very sweet, syrupy fragrance. This isn’t a bad thing; it works for this perfume. The heart… Continue reading | 6 Comments
L’Artisan Parfumeur Havana Vanille is sweet. It’s more “vanille” than “Havana”. So, perhaps that is why the name has been changed to Vanille Absolument. Or because of a lawsuit.
Havana Vanille opens with a balsamic vanilla bean pod with a spiced rum. The vanilla is a realistic vanilla bean pod. It seems “leathery” and oily. The rum is there and I like it. But, the clove throws my nose off a bit. It’s medicinal to me. But, with some… Continue reading | 10 Comments
It’s time for me to tell you that I love Villainess Soaps. They are highly fragrant, aesthetically pleasing, lather nicely and leave the skin lightly fragranced. I also love the packaging and the look of the entire line. Here’s my review of two of the more “boozy” scents:
Blood – “Merlot grounded in dry fig and inspired by a ripe bouquet of berries“. Blood is a fresh fig poached in tart red wine. It’s dark and mysterious. Blood isn’t overly “fruity”… Continue reading | 2 Comments