The weather here has been mild so far and I’m not complaining. We don’t have a/c and I don’t want to sweat it out. I’ve put together a mint perfume guide before the hot weather hits. I need to be prepared.
Mint has a high content of menthol. And menthol is sort of magical. It activates cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and that’s what gives it that cooling sensation.
Now this cooling effect is awesome in the summer but mint is tricky. I don’t want to… Continue reading | 21 Comments
Rose Week 2014
As you should know by now, I’m a rose lover. I love the versatility of this timeless floral. Roses are fluid. Roses can be anything. On my fragrance journey, I first fell for roses by falling for “dirty” roses, animalic roses. I liked the “badboy” roses. And I still like roses with an edge. Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette really is a strange dirty rose. This is a punk rose.
Black Rosette opens as cool, astringent and… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Weekly Cheap Secret:
I picked up 2 shades of e.l.f. Studio Minty Lip Glosses, named after 2 cities that call home: Seattle and Nashville. Yep, I bought these just because I like the names.
1. Seattle – The shade, Seattle, is sheer and super sparkling. These is a clear base with shimmers in white, pink, gold… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Fragrance & Food:
Heeley Menthe Fraiche is a fresh mint fragrance.Don’t let this scare you. It does not smell medicinal or like chewing gum. This is a brilliant mint fragrance. The problem: I can barely smell it after 30 minutes.
At first the fragrance is a very herbaceous mint. It smells like when I go to my herb garden and just snip the herbs to use in cocktails or fro-yos. It’s a pleasant mix of muddled spearmint and peppermint. It has a bit of a “zing” to… Continue reading | 8 Comments