Spolier alert – Detaille Fleur is not a floral. It’s a citrus eau de cologne.
Fleur opens with a tart citrus with a subtle hint of black licorice. And then it’s a realistic lemon accented by cooling green herbs like geranium and mint. It dries down to a “fresh” citrus-patchouli.
Fleur is not a groundbreaking fragrance but this doesn’t irritate me. Detaille is a heritage brand of fragrances and something like Fleur works with this particular brand. It smells “authentic”. It’s a classic eau de cologne… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’ve been a long-time supported of Juniper Ridge because I love what they are doing. To sum it up, a group of outdoors enthusiasts drive around in a van and collect botanicals and distill them on the spot creating perfumes. Because of this, the scents are limited edition. Topanga Canyon is like distilling California’s coastal mountains in the spring and putting it in a bottle. They do it all: wild-harvest, distill and hand-craft the perfumes.
Topanga Canyon is bitter spring greens and damp… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular (Limited Edition) Perfume
The world has a million and one Mugler Angel flankers; yet, every time I hear of a new one, I want to try it. Why? Because I think the Thierry Mugler flankers are often “better” than the originals. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Originals, but I tend to like the subtle differences in the flankers.
Angel Eau Sucrée is 2014′s summer limited edition of Angel. It’s one of those “childhood memories”, sweet and… Continue reading | 2 Comments
One of my favorite cosmetics brands, Hourglass, has launched new colors in their lip products, Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss and Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner.
Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner
I’m a fan of lip liners, even when they aren’t in vogue. I’m a dedicated lip liner user and I’ve tried so many brands over the years.
This liner is one that you sharpen. The other end features a high-quality blending brush. The outside of the liner represents the shade of… Continue reading | 6 Comments