Vanilla Smoke is the newest perfume from Aftelier. As the name implies, this is a fragrance that pairs vanilla with smoky notes (and in this case from lapsang souchong tea). With cooler temperatures, shorter days and dead leaves crunching beneath steps, I must admit that I’ve never been more ready for a perfume called “Vanilla Smoke”.
Like many of the Aftelier perfumes, Vanilla Smoke is available as a parfum or as an EDP. Here’s my impressions of both:
The parfum opens with more citrus than the EDP. It’s fruity and juicy… Continue reading | 9 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 5.18.15
Question of the Week: Which eyeshadow primer are you reaching for most often these days?
EauMG’s Answer: My default primer is Urban Decay Anti-Aging Primer Potion. However, I’m have a renewed interest in eye makeup again and I keep reaching for various shades of Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow.
Clumps of Mascara – is already feeling the summer heat here in Florida but what will Zoya’s Paradise Sun collection
Phoenix Botanicals Linden Moon is a perfume inspired by linden blossoms drenched in moonlight and the Summer Solstice.
Linden Moon opens with lime zest and linden tea. The heart is a waxy jasmine with faint linden blossoms. It dries down to a grassy vetiver and patchouli.
On my skin, the jasmine is the most prominent; however, this is what puts the “night” in this perfume. It’s a soft linden breeze paired with heady night-blooming jasmine.
April Aromatics Liquid Dreams is when spring meets summer. There’s delicate yellow spring florals mixing with refreshing citrus and sharp linden blossoms.
Liquid Dreams opens with a big blast of natural lemon. And then it reminds me of that “refreshing” spa water; an infusion of water with lemon, lime and cucumber slices. It’s refreshing and effervescent. The linden peeks through. It’s tart and more green when smelled from a distance. Up close, it’s more floral reminding me of linden mixing with pollen-y daffodils – a spring… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Aftelier Wild Roses is inspired by perfumer Mandy Aftel’s garden. It’s meant to come across like walking around and smelling all of the flowers, not a soliflore but more of a “multiflore”. For me it’s a very synesthetic fragrance. I smell it in colors.
Coral, vermilion, hot pink, lilac with “flickers” of yellow curry that fades into a deep royal purple. Wild Roses comes at me as a swirl of bold colors reminding me of vintage Pucci prints. Wild Roses opens with a vanilla-heliotrope rose with natural… Continue reading | 9 Comments