Good afternoon and thank you for watching the August 16th edition of Weekly World Fumes!
Britney Spears “channels” Cleopatra for her new perfume, Fantasy Twist. Why does this offend me?
Lady Gaga’s Fame trailer has been released. Meh.
Opus Oils will launch M’Eau Joe No.3 Hollywood Whiskey. This booze inspired fragrance contains notes of whiskey, saffron, rice paddy herb, cognac, geosmin, pyralone, honey, rose, violet, chocolate, dark amber, vanilla, tobacco, musk, moss and woods. I need this. It comes in a variety of sizes with prices ranging from $40-$140.
Niche house, Tommi Sooni, has launched Passserelle. It is a fragrance that is a cultural bridge between Australia and France. The notes listed include jasmine, starry tea tree, myrtle, boronia, silver wattle (mimosa), yellow rose, honeysuckle, wintersweet, golden trumpet, Australian sandalwood, and petitgrain. The 1.7 oz bottle retails for $180. I will have a review posted soon.
Marchesa will be launching their first perfume this month, Marchesa Parfum d’Extase. Notes listed include freesia, iris, young violet leaves, jasmine, orris, ambrox and musk. But, these notes don’t matter because this perfume appears to be all about the bottle. Prices range $25-$85.
HSN will debut True Blood Forsaken created by Giuvadan. Notes include pear, night blooming jasmine, amber and patchouli.
Yves Rocher will launch So Elixir Purple in September. It has notes of bergamot, tuberose, vetiver, benzoin and patchouli.
If you’re in the Toronto area, there is a Fragrance Meet-Up this Sunday, August 19th, at the Guerlain boutique from 5-7 pm.
I leave for NYC tomorrow. So, I should be packing but instead I’m talking about perfume.
Last weekend, I went to a tiki party. That was fun. I also went hiking in the Olympics. Oddly we found a few golden chanterelles. It has dawned on me that summer is almost over. Figs are in and I’m finding mushrooms. Oh, well. I look better in fall fashions anyways.
Signing off – Victoria