Rose fragrances tend to be and options mostly for warmer months or autumn as the floral scents are not particularly strong and detectable in the cold, but some of them are actually powerful enough for any season one example is Rose Anonyme “Extrait” from Atelier Cologne, the original version comes in a clear glass bottle. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Rose Anonyme Extrait by Atelier Cologne”
“Unflinching, exquisite femininity. Inspired by La Belle Époque. A woman, alive in the spotlight at the Moulin Rouge, enchantingly a glow in the soft candlelight of Maxim’s.” The name and the short description were enough for me to feel tempted to try out this fragrance and sure enough it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
This vegan perfume is for the spirited, fearless, mystical and audacious.
A strikingly modern blend of red rose, ylang ylang and jasmine crossed with a soothing cloud of just-brewed coffee, fresh cream and Sichuan pepper – sustainably harvested from the foothills of the Himalayas. For the rebels. The thinkers. And the leaders. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Ylang Ylang Espresso by Floral Street”
First created by Isabey Paris in 1944 in New York, Tendre Nuit (Tender night) is remembered for its romantic name, like a whisper. The poetic and flamboyant plum colour of the bottle combined with voluptuous night Rose and animal Ambrette seeds fragrance are inspired by emotions of a tender and passionate night.
“It is 3 am in Paris, she is sitting on the edge of her bed in a room filled by sensations. Love is floating in the air, sweet and sensual like a night Rose. A warm breeze from the balcony thru the room is caressing her skin. The night is tender, her life is a dream.” Continue reading “Perfume Review: Tendre Nuit by Isabey”
J’adore has never really been a perfume I actually liked, it was released in 1999 and yes I was a child back then but I used to see girls on their 20’s using this perfume, that later it actually changed it formulation when Dior took their essential oils production in house and the quality changed and not really in a good way, same the fact that the house only have one perfumer, Francois Demachy which basicallly means the creative process only depends on one person which is not really wise in such a competitive market. Continue reading “Perfume Review: J’adore infinissime EDP by Dior”
In 1925, Julien Viard designed for the Perfume House Isabey, a little jewel made of crystal called “Bleu de Chine”. Only few pieces of what was considered as collectors’ items, are still available; one of them at the “Museum of Perfume” in Grasse, France. The same year, Ludwig Moser designed another bottle, with a Crystal Master from Karlsbad: a dark amethyst with hand painted patterns in a lozenge shape bottle. When the decision to produce a contemporary version was taken, it was not possible to use the original name as it was, in the meantime, registered by another company. However, the spirit of “Bleu de Chine” was captured by realising an exceptional scent treasured in a bottle that was treated with a unique process known as “Sublimation”. The dark blue colour and the unique decor have been kept on the new edition. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fleur Nocturne by Isabey”
When Isabey Paris created Prends-moi (take me) with a misspell on its label as ‘Prends-Mois’ in the early 30’s, it was one of the last perfume created for North American market, with a minimalistic design. In the 30s it was a bold move to name a perfume Prends-moi (take me) but Isabey was a daring house.
Prends-moi (take me) is now relaunched among the iconic perfumes of Isabey Paris. But much more than a simple fragrance’s revival, Prends-moi (take me) is an ode to love and passion. This is why the strong and emblematic red colour, a symbol of desire, is used. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Prends-Moi by Isabey”
Good Girl is one of the most successful fragrances since 2016 when it was released with that gorgeous shoe bottle that became iconic, the juice made more than one girl crazy about it and became the signature scent of many, then the brand released limited edition bottles till Good Girl Legere became the first flanker with the same success and now Carolina Herrera just released good Girl Suprême. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Good Girl Suprême by Carolina Herrera”
Say hello to the new member of the Kayali family, the perfume brand from Huda Beauty. Deja Vu White Flower 57, each fragrance from the brand has a number with the name and is basically amount of modifications it has till the final result, so in this case 57 and it makes sense as Mona Kattan commented about this scent taking two and half years to develop. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Déjà Vu White Flower 57 by Kayali”
This fragrance is not new luckily I will be reviewing the latest one, but first wanted to try this one as every time I wanted to test it out in stores or the airport the tester was always empty. This is probably one of the few roses fragrance that actually last and that it actually smells of roses and no extremely synthetic. The bottle design is quite distinctive, but so far I’m surprised by this release by Lancome as they normally go for very strong florals or gourmands while this one is gentle. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Idôle by Lancôme”
In the perfume market there are thousands of options to choose and sometime we limit our selves to the most famous, the latest releases or certain brands and sure many times we can go test one, two, three and so on and we start to get confused, our nose can’t make any difference anymore and we get lost in the process, so the lovely options out there, should we spray in the paper or the skin. Now we heard plenty of times about subscription boxes full of make up or skincare, but what about perfume?di Continue reading “Scentful: Designer Fragrance Subscription Box”
If we have to talk about perfumes that are very popular but still I don’t like that it would be Coco Mademoiselle, a mega bomb of patchouli than even for my nose is too much and I think this perfume is quite popular because is Chanel and is far more modern than No 5 to use, but still Coco Mademoiselle came out about two years later than J’adore another perfume I can’t stand but is still popular and have those notes that were popular back then so every time I smell them I can’t help to think of a woman on her 40s, 50s. Probably another reason why I use even having a bottle is because..everybody wears it, just like Black Opium or La Vie est Belle is a perfume that would make you easily forgettable because so many girls have made it their signature fragrance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Coco Mademoiselle L’Eau Privée by Chanel”
“A fragrance is a powerful tool creating sensations and imagery, evoking visions, feelings and thoughts,” says The Perfumer’s Story founder Azzi Glasser, who has created unique scents for Helena Bonham Carter and Orlando Bloom. I was lucky enough to already review After Hours and this time I want to share this review of another gem from this fantastic niche perfume house. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Fever 54 by The Perfumer’s Story by Azzi”
Depending of your personality, your mood, the weather, the event…perfumes play a good part of raising your vibration, your confidence, your sense of sensuality… Everytime I feel down like the is no much reasons to feel positive I tend to spray some sort of fresh, energetic perfume on me and light an scented candle to remember that there is much out there to be grateful and glad for. Continue reading “Perfume Review: London Poppy by Floral Street”
“In 1924, the first edition of Lys Noir was presented in a magnificent bottle and coffret conceived by the renowned designer, Julien Viard and the famous Sorys House.
Lys Noir is one of the first of Isabey’s fragrances such as Gardenia, La Route d’Emeraude, Le Mimosa… creating the prestige of the brand. Lys Noir has been redesigned first in 2014 and now in 2017 while keeping the emblematic art-deco codes of the brand.” Continue reading “Perfume Review: Lys Noir by Isabey”
Summer is around the corner and definitely we started to feel those sunny and sometimes quite warm days, so what that basically means? warm skin makes any perfume become far more intense, and yes I have always been a powerful intense fragrance lover, florals and fresh clean scents are not my cup of tea mostly because I don’t tend to suit my personality and most important they never last on my skin. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Neon Rose by Floral Street”
Sometimes when you are far away from someone or feel melancholic, a fragrance could bring all the memories or that person back, this little meeting experience was what I got as soon my nose felt Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wild Vanilla Orchid by Floral Street”
When we talk about about Trish McEvoy we normally think about makeup but not so much about the lovely perfume collection, except if we visit department stores and we can see them displayed and ready to try out.
Time ago I was lucky enough to try out Precious Pink Jasmine and really loved it so this time I went for a Floral Oriental option, the notes really called my attention so I’m really excited to share this Eau de Parfum called 100. Continue reading “Perfume Review: 100 by Trish McEvoy”
First launch in 1924, “La Route d’Emeraude” The road to the Emerald Triangle from Isabey was designed by Julien Viard, in a faceted bottle and a jewel-like case, reminiscent of the splendor of the Far East. This perfume is inspired, with a touch of nostalgia, by the journey leading to the “Emerald Triangle” (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia), filled with the scents of Jasmine Sambac and blooming flowers. Many Orient lovers took the path to these faraway lands and experienced sensations that are recaptured in this re-edition of the mythical perfume. Gold leather (cordovan) effect, distinctive of La Route d’Emeraude previous designs, has been preserved. The fragrance has been slightly changed. Continue reading “Perfume Review: La Route d’Emeraude by Isabey”
Launched in 1926, Le Gardénia is considered as one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world. Among the rarest sixty fragrances in the book “Scentfully Precious” of J-M Martin-Hattemberg, Le Gardénia is known for its distinguished match of bottle drawn by Julien Viard and jewel case-like box elaborated by Sorys. Isabey Gardenia is the ultimate, splurge-worthy, Rembrandt of Gardenia Scents. Luminous and sensual, this captures the true essence of this bewitching bloom. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Gardénia by Isabey”
Almost finishing another year and I will have to do my list of best and worst in fragrance of 2019, and today I want to share my experience with one fragrance that actually was released during the summer time but due to work and being traveling around I haven’t had the time and chance to test it out, Aura Eau de Parfum Sensuelle by Mugler, yes another flanker of Aura, and I said a millon times I’m not a fan of flankers but this house at least puts some effort and releases good ones or at least they smell different and not all the same. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Aura Eau De Parfum Sensuelle by Mugler”
In the last years we have seen the massive production perfume brands releasing flankers after flankers, new versions of what it used to be good perfumes and very few new in fragrances have absolutely nothing new to surprise the demanding and every day more exigent customers, so the niche perfumery became more and more attractive to people looking for something different and here is one of those wonderful niche perfume houses: Floral Street Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wonderland Peony by Floral Street”
If we look at the last trends in perfumery we can notice a good on the packaging and format of the fragrances, like roll on minis, pencils, oils, actually last year Mugler released perfume pencils of Aura, Angel and Alien the 3 iconic fragrances of the brand and these year their released perfuming brushes. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mugler Perfuming Brushes”
Many times I have mentioned that I’m not a fan of flankers and new version of well established fragrances, I mean to make a new version of a well popular perfume it could be tricky and most of the time it goes wrong, not only my perception but also what I heard every time I mingle with the customers, so when Mugler came with this new guy I was a bit scared of what I would find, but even when I liked the previous version and the design of the bottle was stunning, this one managed to become a great option. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Angel EDT (2019) by Mugler”
This year Rochas decided (perfume wise) to get a stronger presence in the UK, that would include a closer relationship with the influencers and perfume reviewers, so that’s how a lovely bottle of the latest release landed in my hands it was Mademoiselle Rochas Couture. It has been a very long time since the last time I tested a Rochas fragrance and I was really excited when I got it because as we talked many times in this blog and social media, I’m a bit fed up of the over abuse of flankers and the re inventions who end up killing classics of the perfumerie history, and this is something why I love Rochas if they do a flanker it’s only one or two (except the Eau Rochas which are very different between each other) Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mademoiselle Rochas Couture by Rochas”
As I have shared here, I consider myself an extremely olfactory person, I associate immense perfumes with people, moments or memories in a snap of my fingers. I also believe it to be one of my sharpest senses. Having said that, it is extremely important for me to use a memorable fragrance. Normally, I always opt for very hot fragranes; in my opinion, very seductive and feminine. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Wanted Girl by Azzaro”
Today I wanted to bring some affordable perfume ideas that work as good (or better) as many luxury brands and these are Babe Power and Boss Babe by Missguided, I have to be honest and say that I have never shopped anything from there, but their fragrane range called my attention. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Babe Power & Boss Babe by Missguided”
We accumulate memories through the smell of that there is no doubt, whether meals, places, people, special moments are recorded in our memory many times through notes that many times we do not know what they are called but when we automatically feel transported, this is one of the great wonders of perfumes and today I want to share with you two releases that would bring some memories to you or you would leave that memory in someone. A new gender-inclusive Fragrance line that weaves a narrative from mislaid memories, childhood dreams and long-forgotten hope; STORIES by Eliza Grace is a journey for the senses. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Stories by Eliza Grace”
On my way to make a list of best spring/summer fragrances options I managed to test Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy, I have had few make up items from the brand in the past but never tried any of the perfume range and I was looking for floral options for those who are not fan of “Too floral” perfumes, I was looking for something more delicate, unique in terms of notes and the right balance between floral and sweet, suddendly I remembered this fragrance so I decided to test it and it was a very nice surprise. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Precious Pink Jasmine by Trish McEvoy”
After releasing few collectables Mugler started the year with a new member of the Alien family, I’m talking about Alien Fusion, a floral-sweet Eau de Parfum which seems to be an Alien spring/summer option with that hint of fresh ginger for other it would be suitable for colder months, everything comes to personal taste and skin type, if your is quite tricky with perfumes performance and longevity then this one would suit you perfectly. A new addiction for the Alien lovers and a good chance to make it up for the ones who are not fans of it. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Alien Fusion by Mugler”