It’s June. Even though it’s oddly mild for this time of the year, I’m having my yearly hankering for citrus-centric colognes. Last year I asked for some suggestions within this category; there were many great ones. But, apparently I can’t get enough of insubstantial citrus waters. I still want more. When it comes to aromatic citruses, I think Italians do a great job. The Carthusia line has many wonderful “colognes”and today I’m talking about Corallium.
Alchemologie Sol de la Foret is a natural perfumer’s take on the classic fougère. This perfume is overflowing with coumarin and herbs – a harmony of bitter and sweet.
Sol de la Foret opens with a cooling artemisia and lavender. It reminds me of absinthe and caramel. Fougères are on a spectrum, varying from light to dark. Sol de la Foret is a dark as a forest during the new moon. The heart introduces a spicy, clove-like carnation floral with a musky sage, still… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Olympic Orchids is a Seattle-based perfume house with a rather extensive selection. The “Scents of Place” are a destination collection and we can all figure where Arizona is supposed to transport us.
Arizona opens with fresh pine needles and spicy anise seeds. Dry sagebrush. Black licorice. Arizona dries down to gummy resins. It’s a dry evergreen forest scent and I’m sure if you have a connection to this ecosystem, that you’ll like the familiarity of this fragrance.
Notes listed include ponderosa pine, juniper, sagebrush, chapparal,
A Beautiful Life PoP is a vegetal musky fragrance that reminds me of hazy summer days. A portion of the profit sales are donated to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit organization that helps comic creators in need.
Pop opens as an herbaceous musky clary sage with a hint of pear and peach. Because of this, I’m reminded of white varieties of lavender – slightly fruity but very herbal and crisp. With time I get a peach sprinkled in dried, ground… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
It feels like a lifetime ago when I was perfume shopgirl. Being young and having slightly skeevy management I had to work the men’s counter frequently because they thought my young face would sell men perfume. And it did which pissed me off. Because of my experience, I have a stereotype of the man that buys Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme. I kid you not, 9 out of 10 men that bought it had M.D. on their debit… Continue reading | 4 Comments