Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
This Monday, I take a look at a perfume that I consider a “remix” of everything that has been popular in mainstream perfumery for the past 6 years. Marc Jacobs Lola has it all: pink pepper, cedar, some fruits, powdery rose and an inoffensive base. It may have it all but at the same time it has very little. When something is developed to be such a “crowd-pleaser”, it comes across as something without any personality.
Lola opens more… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Ayres (like Buenos Aires) is an aromatherapeutic bath and body line inspired by Argentina and created by Argentinian in America, Alejandro Rasic. The line is based on aromatherapy but I find that these products have complex scents that easily compete with more “perfumey” products.
Shower Cream in Patagonia
Patagonia’s notes include jasmine, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, ylang-ylang, oakmoss, patchouli and fir. This scent is inspired by Patagonia’s snow-caped mountains… Continue reading
I know I’m whiny. I complain about the cold. I complain about the rain. And now I’m complaining about summer. I’m over it. I feel like I’ve had enough of this summer of 80º+ heat, no a/c and a bedroom on the top floor. I’m romanticizing fall and look forward to balmy days.
I’m also looking forward to fall perfumes. Ella and Petra are two limited edition perfumes in Sweet Anthem’s seasonal Fall ’14 Collection.
Ella has notes of agarwood, black tea, lavender and pumpkin.
August was a pretty good month. We celebrated our tenth year wedding anniversary. So, I’ve found a human that I can live with and it lasted a decade. I hear that is a big deal.
In other news, when I fall off the wagon, I really fall off. I ended up splurging on Amore Pacific Cushion Compact and some other cosmetics, two Helmut Lang dresses, a pair of Ted Baker boots (the lining features French… Continue reading | 10 Comments
YOSH U4EAHH! (euphoria) is the self-described “carefree” perfume in the collection. I knew I’d struggle with this one. It’s “carefree” and the notes are fruity. I tend to feel uncomfortable wearing stuff like this. I’m just not carefree enough. I’m not cute enough.
U4EAHH! is fruity with pears and melons. It starts to smell like cucumbers and watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Some of the “juiciness” remains and blooms into a dewy, cool floral with an ozonic musk. The heart reminds me of freshly sliced sour Granny Smith apples… Continue reading | 10 Comments