Olfactive Studio Still Life EDP Perfume Review

Olfactive Studio Still Life

Olfactive Studio is a line of perfumes inspired by photography. Still Life is inspired by a disco ball photograph by Frédéric Lebain. With the name, one would expect a rather mellow fragrance. However, Still Life is an energetic cocktail with citrus and spice.

Still Life opens with a spicy, bitter and bright citrus. The fragrance hits your nose with its energy. It reminds of limoncello…with an addition fruity pink pepper and spicy black pepper…which doesn’t sound like a bad cocktail, does it?  The feel of this fragrance is a… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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A Few LUSH Bubble Bars Review

 Rose Week 2013

So the new place is small but it has features that keep me from complaining about its size. One of these is an amazing super-sized bath tub. Another is that I’m a 10 minute walk away from LUSH. This has resulted in me spending too much on LUSH Bubble Bars, Bath Melts and Bath Bombs.

LUSH Rose Jam Bubble Bar

Rose Jam with notes of rose, lemon and geranium. Retails for $6.25.

It’s the jam. Seriously. This is a “Bubbleroon” meaning it’s… Continue reading | 5 Comments


Kelly & Jones #1 Sauvignon Blanc EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Sauvignon Blanc perfume

Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of niche perfume inspired by wine. Like the wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Kelly & Jones #1 Sauvignon Blanc is crisp, light, and fruity.

I’m not a white wine person and I rarely drink Sauvignon Blanc, but on a hot summer day, this crisp and fruity stuff is almost perfect. This is how I see this fragrance. I typically don’t like fruity perfumes, but this perfume hits the spot on a hot day… Continue reading | 6 Comments


DSH Essence Studio Wasabi Shiso EDP Perfume Review

wasabi botanical drawing

DSH Perfumes Essence Studio Wasabi Shiso EDP is an interesting fragrance. And if  you even think that wasabi and shiso is a good idea in perfume, then give Wasabi Shiso a try. It will not let you down. It is a transformer. These are the words to describe Wasabi Shiso: green, fruity, fresh, spicy, citrusy, woodsy, dirty, and earthy. This fragrance takes your nose on a journey.

The opening of Wasabi Shiso is zesty! It’s an interesting blend of fresh, tart yuzu and green, spicy… Continue reading

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Sula Sun-Kissed Citrus Perfume Review

Sula Sunkissed Citrus perfume

Sula Sun-Kissed Citrus perfume is a feminine fruity citrus fragrance created by Susanne Lang. The name “Sun-kissed Citrus” is very fitting for this fragrance! It is a very “sunny” citrus fragrance.

At first spritz, Sun-Kissed Citrus is a very tart citrus with the zest of grapefruit. This fragrance is feminine with juicy citrus. It smells of grapefruit and lemon zest and tart yuzu juice. This isn’t the tartest citrus fragrance I’ve ever tried. There is something much more “mellow” in this Sula fragrance… Continue reading | 10 Comments