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Proenza Schouler Arizona Perfume Review

Proenza Schouler Arizona

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

There has been a lot of excitement and hype around Arizona because it’s Proenza Schouler’s first fragrance release. It’s been three years in the making (L’Oreal signed a licensing agreement in 2015). The brand has had a laid-back “it” appeal and worn by cool “it” girls like Rooney Mara. I feel like fashion folks were excited to see what a brand like Proenza Schouler would launch. Personally, I was happy to see the American Southwest be an… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Perfume Review

Hermes Twilly d'Hermes

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Let me start this review by stating a disclaimer: I love Hermès perfumes. Yes, I love the classics. I especially love the overpriced Hermèsessence line. I even like all those fruity “jardin” ones. It’s a brand that really resonates with me. Saying this, they have had some duds. It seems like these days that a lot of these older houses have a high risk of “dud” as they try to keep up with new… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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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.

Wish Come… Continue reading | 2 Comments