I have no idea what has happened to me this winter. But, something has happened. Last week, I confessed that I’ve enjoyed wearing a sheer, wispy black currant perfume, Viktoria Minay Hedonist Cassis. And today I’m confessing my love for another fruity-floral perfume, 4160 Tuesdays Goddess of Love. Now, this one is very different than the Viktoria Minya one. Goddess of Love is a dense, jammy fruity-floral. There’s nothing sheer about it. The surprise for me, is what are the chances that… Continue reading
January was an eventful month. I entertained. I was entertained. I lived through a blizzard. I got a lot of stuff done.
I had a Turkish friend staying with us. This forced me to do things which made me fall back in love with living on the East Coast. We ate and drank. We went to see Kinky Boots with America’s sweetheart Wayne Brady. He’s a great singer and dancer (which I already knew)… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Viktoria Minya’s newest perfume, Hedonist Cassis, is a vibrant crème de cassis-kissed rose. It’s one of those fragrances, that from the description, I wouldn’t think wouldn’t be a good fit for me. But, that’s why we shouldn’t let descriptions intimidate us.
Hedonist Cassis opens with tart berries and green grass. There’s a mentholated, sulfuric quality to this from grapefruit peels. It wears a tart, fruity rose with an airy sheerness (that is similar to the feel of the other Hedonist flankers like
January was a busy month and I was too distracted to buy things. However, I still participated in some retail therapy.
I bought a couple Hurraw! Lip Balms. And in case you wondering, Vata smells amazing. It’s a sour cherry-like rose with cardamom. It’s delicious. Green Tea is subtle and that’s exactly why I bought it. I wanted something without an aroma and packed with anti-oxidants. Almond is a subtle almond biscotti like scent. Earl Grey smells like its name. David stole… Continue reading | 14 Comments
Deco London is a new British-based niche perfume line inspired by London in the 1920’s. The brand currently consists of six perfumes (three marketed towards men and three marketed towards women). Constance is an amber floriental that’s sure to attract patch-heads¹.
Constance opens with a mix of citrus peels.The scent has a sulfuric quality to it that reminds me of rhubarb and grapefruit peels. A camphoric patchouli is prevalent from the beginning. I know my description makes Constance sound “harsher” and sharper than it actually… Continue reading
aroma M Voluptuous Nostalgia is a limited edition perfume with copy that sounds like it was inspired by Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday“. It’s inspired by seeing Rome from a Vespa…decades ago.
Voluptuous Nostalgia opens like pineapples and white florals. It the becomes a sweet, creamy white floral. It’s almost like a “gardenia custard”. It dries down to a warm, gilded amber with a hint of floral spiciness.
Voluptuous Nostalgia reminds me of another limited edition perfume by Maria McElroy (Lil or