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H&M Has Perfumes – Some Reviews

H&M perfumes

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing (Some) Popular Perfumes

Last year H&M launched a TON of perfumes. I was extremely skeptical. Who launches this many perfumes at once?! I also remember them having perfumes before and in their true fast-fashion fashion, they were also discontinued quicker than a yellow light turning red. Everything about H&M’s new perfume collection felt so rushed, so fast and well, cheap. Plus, they probably wouldn’t even be available in the U.S. anyway.

I was wrong. A friend I met through perfume convinced me to give them a try…and not just to… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Diptyque Oyedo Perfume Review

Diptyque Oyedo

After a hiatus due to moving and traveling, I have decided to bombard this perfume blog with “weird eau de colognes” this week. It’s hot, humid and gross. I want to smell fresh and clean but with something that is a little more interesting than the usual. Like Mugler Hot Cologne, Diptyque Oyédo is a citrus with a twist.

Oyedo opens as a juicy, fruity orange mingling with a juicy lemon. There’s definitely something cool and mentholated in this that reminds me of a cough… Continue reading

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Mugler Alien Flora Futura Perfume Review

Mugler Alien Flora Futura

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Since it’s launch in 2005, there have been many flankers and limited edition compositions of the now-cult-classic Mugler Alien. Like the patchouli-chocolate Angel, there’s just something people love about this over-the-top radiant jasmine in the purple scarab-esque bottle! I enjoy Alien but I have to be in the mood for it since it’s potent stuff (I can say the same about Angel too). I actually wear the more sheer version, Alien Eau Extraordinaire

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Providence Perfume Co. Natural Perfume Oil Reviews – Round 2

Are you ready for Round 2? A few weeks ago I reviewed three of the new six perfume oils from Providence Perfume Co. And here’s my impressions of the rest in this new collection:

Providence Perfume Summer Yuzu

Summer Yuzu with notes of sunflower, cedrat, aglaia flower, yuzu, grapefruit, tomato and frankincense

Summer Yuzu is tangy! It’s a very realistic yuzu with citrus. Summer Yuzu reminds me more of winter because it reminds me of yujacha, a Korean tea that’s basically a yuzu marmalade that you drink to… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Caron Yuzu Man EDT Fragrance Review

Caron Yuzu Man

Dear Caron,

We love you. Recently, I’ve noticed some differences in you and I’m wondering how you’re doing. We aren’t going to abandon you and we will find you help. 

Sincerely,

Victoria

Yuzu Man is a piercing citrus with fig and astringent cedar. There’s a Thai basil-licorice thing going on but it’s really faint and easy to miss. And this is the interesting part. The rest of the fragrance wears as clean and soapy with aquatic fruits. It smells like a dryer sheet wrapped around… Continue reading | 4 Comments