All that rose talk last week left me feeling like I was neglecting the King of Flowers, jasmine. I’ve been pulling out jasmine perfumes to sample all this week¹. I’ve satisfied my current jasmine craving with this soliflore, Ramón Béjar Jasmine Maat.
Jasmine Maat is a big ‘ole jasmine. It opens with sunshine and hay paired with a realistic, slightly honeyed jasmine. This brand‘s strength is offering fairly “simple” perfumes that emphasize the sophistication of high-quality notes. Jasmine Maat is no… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Here I go again featuring a Destination Inspiration of a place that I’ve never visited. I must fix this. It really does look like paradise.
One of the odd things that I’ve noticed about people that have traveled to Hawaii is that they want to tell you what it smells like. When I speak with people that just traveled to Alaska, New York or Paris, they don’t volunteer to tell me what they smelled while they were there. When I talk to people that have just traveled… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I have always admired Thierry Mugler perfumes. They are an excellent extension of the fashion house and for designer “mainstream” perfumes, these perfumes take a risk. And we rarely ever see a risk being taken in the mainstream perfume world. I’ve always appreciated Mugler Alien but it’s one that I could never ever wear. Alien is a huge white floral that brought to mind 90210 and big early 90’s hair to me…and I have no clue why. I… Continue reading | 13 Comments
If only this were a real ticket to Bali….
The Scent of Departure Bali is a tropical floral. It opens with lime blossoms and tiaré scented coconut based tanning oil. Bali differs from other tropical floral “beach” scents in the way that it’s more citrusy. The top is tarter than most with lemon, lime…all the citrus. With time, Bali becomes more of a warm, tanning oil skin scent. It smells like warm skin covered in product. The scent stays this way at the… Continue reading | 13 Comments
Yves Rocher Jardins du Monde Polynesian Tiare Flower Shower Gel is a fragrant, tropical floral shower gel. I know that most of the U.S. is ready for fall since the summer was so hot and abusive. I’m not ready for fall. I still want summer since we didn’t really have a… Continue reading | 2 Comments