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.
Corallium opens with a sweet citrus. On my skin, it’s mostly… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Summer’s officially over and Providence Perfume Co. has launched a limited edition citrus cologne. I used to associate citrus with hot weather, but I have since realized they’re perfect for “day wear” during any season. In fact, I seem to appreciate the uplifting quality of citrus a lot more in the dead of winter just as much as I do in the sweaty months of summer.
Tangerine Thyme opens as the juiciest citrus ever. It smells like when you get that first ripe… Continue reading
OK, I’ve had a really busy Sunday organizing and cleaning, but I thought I’d post something anyway. Here’s my “mini reviews” of two home fragrances from NEST.
Sicilian Tangerine – Notes listed include Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, mango and passion fruit.
This is a very nice tropical fruit tangerine. I want it blended in ice with rum and brought to my poolside lounger STAT 😉
It’s a fresh citrus with a sweet, tropical mango and passion fruit that doesn’t remind me of Sicily but the… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing (2) Popular Perfumes
This year clothing line Banana Republic relaunched two of their popular perfumes from the mid-1990’s: W and M. I have never tried the originals so I apologize to any W or M fans. I can’t say if the new relaunches are similar or not.
Banana Republic W with notes of citrus, wet green leaves, pink grapefruit, honeysuckle, white magnolia, water lily, amber, musk and blonde woods. Relaunched in 2013. PERFUMER – Jean-Claude Delville
W opens as… Continue reading
A Beautiful Life Smitten perfume oil is described as “feminine, fresh, and sexy – like the blush of first love or the sultry promise of a summer night“. It is a tart citrus floral fragrance with an earthy base from New Jersey located hipster cosmetic/fragrance brand, A Beautiful Life or ABL.
When I first apply Smitten, I get peppery tangerine juice. It is a sparkling citrus and very easy to identify as tangerine. But, it has an earthy vibe… Continue reading | 7 Comments