Today I was going to post a review, but I decided that’s not what I wanted to do. The past week, I’ve encountered a few minor things with the blog that have left me feeling really frustrated. They are minor but like a repetitive sound in the background, it adds up until it eventually drives you slightly mad. What was going to be a review of a new rose perfume is instead going to be a personal post.
September was still rather warm here but it was milder, less humid. And then October arrived and the temps dropped. It’s like Mother Nature just knows when there’s a season change or something. I think she may have some experience with these sort of things
In September, I ended up splurging on more than I should have. I made a large ColourPop order. I love their lip products. I ended up taking advantage of Barneys “Love Yourself” event when you get a really… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Phaedon Dzhari is named after the winds that blow over the Libyan desert. And I think this is a perfect name for this woodsy oriental fragrance. It’s warm and dry like the dessert.
Dzhari opens as clay and sandalwood. Now, a lot of online reviews mention the dates/dried fruits. On my skin, the fruits are extremely subtle but there is a sweetness. It’s not like a stewed fruit sweetness (like in many Serge Lutens) but more like sweet earth, like clay. The heart is boozy like dried, fruit-scented shisha… Continue reading
I love carnation fragrance but I feel like there aren’t many to choose from. There’s a couple of old classics and there’s a few modern scents (that are less soliflore-y). When you think about how many rose soliflores there are, you’d expect more than a handful of carnations. But, that’s the way it is. Carnation is usually the back up singer.
One of my favorite indie brands is DSH Perfumes. In fact, the reason I was introduced to DSH was a search for carnation scents. I… Continue reading
When I was putting together this list of the most worn perfumes of summer 2015, I almost felt like I had some sort of amnesia. This summer felt so long. Thanks to my Favorites posts, I had some idea of what I wore the most. And also those posts helped me realize that there wasn’t something wrong with me or my memory. This was a super busy, borderline disorientating summer for me.
This year Elements partnered with Capsule, an apparel and accessories tradeshow. I found this to be a natural partnership. Capsule features a lot of indie designers and in the past Elements had showcased many indie and niche perfume and beauty brands.
I’ve been to Elements a few times when it was a “stand alone” show. Being that it was the first show partnered with Capsule, I noticed there were fewer brands attending. This is rather typical with any “new” show… Continue reading | 2 Comments