fragrance

Strangelove NYC Lost in Flowers Perfume Review

Strangelove NYC Lost in Flowers

When I first tried the Strangelove NYC line¹, I was immediately drawn to Lost in Flowers, a gorgeous floral. One thing I learned about this brand is that it does contain a high amount of naturals so patience is key. This means that these will change on your skin so a first impression is only that, a first impression.

I’m lost in flowers as soon as I put on Lost in Flowers. It’s a fresh, heady white floral that smells realistic, like standing in the… Continue reading

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Masque Milano Luci Ed Ombre Perfume Review

Masque Luci ed Ombre

Masque Milano Luci Ed Ombre is an unusual fragrance. The individual elements/notes of the perfume feel familiar but they do not feel familiar together. With a name like “Luci Ed Ombre”, I expect for this to be a fragrance about contrasts. And it is.

Luci Ed Ombre opens as pencil erasers and galangal (like ginger, pine and green curry leaves). The opening is dry, herbal and bitter. It reminds me of dried sage and oregano. Oddly, I pick up on something waxy, like beeswax or pomade… Continue reading

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Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True Perfume Review

Stephane Humbert Lucas Wish Come True

When I first saw the bottle of Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 Wish Come True, I had no desire to try the perfume. It looks like a weird Christmas ornament on a giant mall tree. I also thought the name was corny. I later put together that this is one of those French brands inspired by the Middle East. So, I think is some sort of “Aladdin”-ish thing. Anyway, I’m happy I tried it because it’s way more interesting than I initially expected.

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Gucci Bloom Perfume Review

Gucci Bloom

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

The past few years have been good for Gucci. Basically, you see it everywhere…again. For myself, I have an interest in Gucci again. So, when Bloom came out, the first perfume by creative director Alessandro Michele, I should have been excited. But, the deal is that Gucci, as fragrances, aren’t very cohesive in comparison to other designer perfume brands like Prada (which all seem “related”) or even Tom Ford. Gucci… Continue reading | 10 Comments

fragrance, hair

Mugler Alien Beautifying Hair Mist Review

Mugler Alien Hair

Mainstream Monday : Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Mugler bath/body products are some of my favorites. A few months ago, Mugler launched a new Alien bath/body line with cream, lotion, shower milk, deodorant and a hair perfume.

So, what is a hair mist? It’s another way to wear perfume. I’ve noticed over the past few years that hair perfumes have been very popular with perfume and haircare brands. There’s a few reasons that hair perfumes appeal to me.

  1. It’s a different way to wear perfume