When it comes to perfumery, you’re usually going to see watermelon treated a couple of ways. The first one being that the melon will translate as “aquatic”. For lack of a better word, the watermelon adds wetness, an illusion of water. In this treatment, it can sometimes come across like a sliced cucumber, “ambiguous melon: otherwise not specified” or the sort of “ocean air” only found in perfumery and not in reality. The second way is a synthetic watermelon flavoring that for those of us in the U.S… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Do you rotate your perfumes for the season? Do you have perfumes that you wear only in certain seasons?
My answer to #1: Absolutely. I currently live in a place with four very distinct seasons. I have found that I tend to prefer different genres of perfumes for each season. Key word – “tend”.
Atelier Cologne Clémentine California is perfume inspired by sunny Los Angeles. Los Angeles is one of those places that I love when I’m not there. I actually spend a lot of time thinking about moving there, fantasizing about year-round perfect weather, Art Deco architecture and endless sunshine. But, as soon as I’m there, I want to leave. I can’t really explain this phenomenon. I guess I love the idea of Los Angeles more than actually being there? I truly have a love/hate relationship with one of the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The newest perfume by Lili Bermuda is a perfume inspired by “The subtle and delicately sweet perfume evokes the wholesome summer days on a beautiful Bermuda beach“. It’s one of those scents to wear in the summer or to wear when you want be reminded of warm, sunny days.
SunSiss opens with juicy mango. As promised from the note list, SunKiss starts to resemble a fancy orange cream pop. It’s a bitter orange blossom and orange juice with vanilla cream. It dries down to the sort of… Continue reading | 5 Comments
I kept meaning to post this sooner, but I’ve been lazy enjoying summer. If you’re looking for something to compliment summer, here are my suggestions:
The perfumes that smell like the beach or at least make you feel like a glamorous beach bum.
Arielle Shoshana EDP – This is a passion fruit fragrance so that already comes across as tropical. For me, it reminds me of summer drinking batido de maracuyá. Retails for $125 at Arielle Shoshana. Review… Continue reading | 10 Comments