Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I rarely pay attention to Jo Malone London Launches mainly because they’re never what I want them to be and they perfumes themselves are too fleeting. We all have a brand (or brands) who’s aesthetic doesn’t really fit with ours. One of these brands for me is Jo Malone London. I think they’re perfectly fine but they don’t attract me. There are some exceptions in the brand but let’s just put it like this: I don’t own… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Raw Spirit Mystic Pearl is an aquatic floral inspired by Bali. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of aquatic florals. I guess since I’m longing for a seaside escape, I was drawn to the thought of an aquatic perfume inspired by Bali and pearls.
Mystic Pearl opens as a sharp, squeaky clean aquatic floral. It starts to remind me of water lily or water lotus – a cool, wet floral. The heart is this wet, lotus floral with an aquatic sea mist… Continue reading
If you think that aquatic perfumes smell like synthetic messes that resemble household cleaner, let me suggest that you try Art de Parfum Sea Foam. This is an aquatic that actually smells like a sea breeze and not something you’d use to get rid of smudges on your glass coffee table.
Sea Foam opens with a citrus-tinted, dry cedar that comes across as driftwood. There’s a crisp greenness to Sea Foam like that of unripe, green and latex-ish figs. This fragrance performs in the… Continue reading | 1 Comment
If you haven’t already noticed, Pacific Northwest based perfume line, House of Matriarch, has rebranded their line and extended their distribution to the Seattle-based department store, Nordstrom. This is huge! More and more retailers understand that many of us want more interesting options! At first, I was a little skeptical because I thought that the formulas would have been compromised. But, they haven’t. I’ve sampled them all and the brand is better now than ever.
Albatross is one of the new perfumes in the… Continue reading | 17 Comments
One of my favorite genres of perfumes are those that bring to mind the sea. Many of us that lived through the 90’s have an aversion to the perfumes labeled “aquatics” that were usually in some blue bottle fronted by some topless ripped guy covered in water droplets. Those perfumes typically smelled like something that would kill salmonella on a kitchen countertop. And after a decade of these, I understand why people may fear anything with ocean/sea marketing. However, you shouldn’t. The modern… Continue reading