A sudden shower cooling the air: the romantic smell of London after a rainsquall when water has washed away frivolity, leaving only a zesty and triumphant breeze with a soft echo of the storm. The strength of bergamot, cardamom and violet is tempered by birch tree and a dusting of patchouli.
Wind caresses on the face, marine notes in the air, sensations of freedom and exaltation. Curacao Bay is a voyage to the blue horizon. The natural Grey Amber infusion, rare, with the iodine facets, confers to this perfume a truly warm oceanic cocktail of scents.
Jeremy Scott has taken his creative daring much further. Fresh is a luxury fragrance presented in a package almost identical to a famous multi-purpose household cleaning spray. The designer’s idea is to oppose the luxury and preciousness of an essence of haute couture with the most ordinary and common packaging of products used for domestic cleaning, thus creating the maximum dichotomy between high and low, between exclusive and massive. He is not the first designer to break the mold under cover of this same argument, and although making an effort of abstraction we come to understand it from an artistic perspective and admit that point of impudence, provocation and humour.
Sparkling flowers under the sun. a radiant bouquet of florals that takes the striking sensuality of aromatics and solar oak moss. discover the sparkling energy of mandarin peel and orange warmed with heady white blossoms and ylang ylang. the immediate feeling of being transported in a shiny spot on a radiant day.
A so floral eau de parfum, So Scandal! On the biggest fashion industry nights in the capital, a whiff of scandal is in the air. Outrageous, extreme, intoxicating. At each appearance, her outburst of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose bowls her audience over with a sensual elegance. Her addictive milky notes envelop and exhilarate the senses. She leaves broken hearts trailing in her wake
Fun, fabulous and fearless, Very Good Girl is a bold new interpretation of the iconic Good Girl scent. Evolving Carolina Herrera’s vision of the duality of the modern woman, this irresistible fragrance will walk straight into your heart with its seductive rose scent and red-hot design. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Very Good Girl by Carolina Herrera”
A Floral Boisé wake blending the hypnotic scents of Jasmine and the softness of Driftwood, a sublime evocation of the white cliffs of the Italian Pontine Islands. Unique creation developed in the tradition of the French Haute Perfumery, based on noble and distant essences inspired by the travels of the botanist Louis Feuillée.
It’s always a such a nice pleasure to try out unisex fragrances that are so versatile either for men or women, with father’s day coming in few weeks or just to get a perfume totally out of the average releases I couldn’t be happier to talk about of my last discovery: Tempête D’Automne by the emblematic Jacques Fath house.
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Voce Viva Intensa is a bold, intense and luxurious scent for women. A harmony of a radiant floral bouquet amplified by Jasmin Absolute twisted with an addictive Crystal Moss accord and intensified with a double dose of Bourbon Vanilla celebrating the sound or your voice in the scent of your fragrance.
It translates to living voice draws a parallel between the sound of your voice and the scent of your fragrance. Like a voice, a fragrance is personal, intimate and leaves a trace. Voce Viva Intensa has the same empowering message only this time louder celebrating every woman’s voice.
Roman at heart, Valentino Beauty is a Colour Cool Couture brand and the fragrance is built around these codes.
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, suddenly 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”
Crystal Noir is a fragrance that already has its years in the perfume market and continues to be a highly recommended perfume in the mass market because its price is usually quite affordable for Versace and the fragrance itself conquers easily especially during the cold season.
Imagine yourself walking through a field of lilacs that just bloomed, that was basically how I felt when I tried Jacques Fath’s Lilas Exquis. Panouge Paris is in charge of creating fragrances for the brand as it does for Isabey, another niche brand that I never tire of recommending on my blog. In the case of Isabey, true floral notes were achieved, particularly gardenia, which is very difficult to obtain and the vast majority fail and end with an artificial scent. Something similar happened with lilacs, all the fragrances that I tested had an artificial smell far from the true one, so it caused me a lot of curiosity and I did not think twice when I saw that Jaques Fath had an exclusive fragrance of this flower.
“The new original woman, La Belle Le Parfum, heightens her seduction with an addictive sensuality” If the original La Belle wasn’t delicious enough JPG released the latest La Belle Le Parfum taking everything to a next level, clearly not a fragrance for everyone and everything you need for others.
Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper 25, sixth scent to come from Kayali is a modern floral that plays with the boundaries of sweet and spicy to strike the perfect balance. Playing the warmth of spices such as pink pepper and saffron against floral notes of Bulgarian rose and royal lily, Sweet Diamond Pink Pepper is an electric scent that speaks of spontaneity and sensuality.
If we talk about avant-garde perfumery, without a doubt Escentric Molecules is one of the brands that tops the list, Molecule 01 basically became a cult fragrance. But Geza Schoen did’t stop there, he developed other lines of fragrances that didn’t have much publicity and became kind of a secret for people who are more deeply into the world of perfumery, until today that we are going to know more about the Schoen’s work.
If we talk about designers who are doing playing the beauty game quite hard we have to mention Tom Ford, his perfumes became quite popular and just like other luxury brands like Jo Malone, Aerin, etc under the wing of Estee Lauder is has a high price tag, the question is..is really worth it or is just a brand hype? I have tried quite a few of the fragrances from this house and yes some of them are not worth the money at all and others are really good and that’s the case of Black Orchid.
Niche perfume brands are increasing more and more their participation in the market, but very few of them offer sample sizes to try them out, many times we do have to go to specialised perfumes stores that we have to be honest if you are not in London (or any big city) you would find it a bit complicated and in some cases expensive to get there, another factor is how many fragrances we can properly try in one go till our nose lose track of everything. There are so many brands, many olfactory families, notes, sillage, etc that trying to select one is basically a really a hard work
The spring comes with some new releases in perfumery and certainly one of the most cheerful not only with the bottle design but also interesting notes is Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino. Not long ago I posted about Toy 2 and how much I loved the fragrance, this new flanker as the name says includes bubble gum on it so I couldn’t be more excited about it. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 Bubble Gum by Moschino”
New release from the Mon Guerlain family, thinking already in the summer, I was curious to see if they improved the quality or not, as I like the original Mon Guerlain but is not really a favourite of mine, is a very generic perfume and I would much prefer other options from the brand hence why I don’t have it in my collection. I didn’t like any of the flankers in fact I have two bottles of two of them and I’m seriously thinking to sell them as I never reach out for them. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Mon Guerlain Sparkling Bouquet by Guerlain”
When it comes to Marc Jacobs fragrances I honestly never understood the hype about the daisy perfumes, the are so generic and pretty poor performance I guess the bottle design do all the marketing but I hardly ever hear anyone mentioning the Decadence line, the first one came out in 2015 and even still today I keep finding so unique compared to many other options in the market. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Decadence by Marc Jacobs”
I was waiting for the spring to properly talk about a perfume that I have tried and loved and is mostly for the warm weather season, I’m talking about Basilico & Fellini from Vilhelm Parfumerie. A green fresh unisex fragrance probably one of the best I have tried in a while, specially since there are not purely green releases lately. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Basilico and Fellini by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
In 2006, Escentric Molecules launched Molecule 01, a single aroma-molecule in a bottle. The molecule was Iso E Super, an abstract synthetic in a lab at IFF. Now Molecule 01 gets a plus one.
In three iterations, it is paired with a single scent ingredient: Mandarin Patchouli and Iris. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Molecule+ Collection by Escentric Molecules”
Paco Rabanne just released a summer flanker of the best seller Olympea, with a lovely bottle we can now find Olympea Blossom a far lighter option from the original one and the first release of the brand for 2021 ready for the warm weather. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Olympea Blossom by Paco Rabanne”
As I was reviewing fragrances that are far more suitable for the summer time but long lasting I was asked about options to use once we all get back to the office or indoor working places where we have to be considerate with others not getting a headache but smell gorgeous if someone get close to us. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Bright Crystal by Versace”
And it came back, the famous Moschino teddy bear that looks quite cute, Toy 2 has a lovely bottle design in my opinion nicer and more practical than the first Toy perfume, there is also a black bottle which is the masculine version and heard good things about it too, but so far this is the first fragrance I try from the brand, the bottle already got me but I’m actually quite curious how the fragrance is and how it performance. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Toy 2 by Moschino”
L’Orée du Bois is originally a dress designed by Jacques Fath for Rita Hayworth’s wedding trousseau, The fashion experts probably know very well who Jacques Fath was but for the ones who doesn’t he was one of the top post war fashion designers together with Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain sadly he died quite young due to leukemia, the fashion brand halted production and now is only Jacques Fath Parfum that keep the house alive. Continue reading “Perfume Review: L’Orée du Bois by Jacques Fath”
Some time ago I reviewed Fleur Burlesque by Vilhelm Parfumerie and mentioned about the feminine inspiration that fragrance has from La Belle Epoque and the Moulin Rouge can can dancers, today following the line we jump to the beginning of the 20’s with a unisex scent that intends to catch the atmosphere of those years. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Chicago High by Vilhelm Parfumerie”
With spring around the corner, the spring fragrances start to show up and this time we have a flanker from Dylan Blue Pour Femme by Versace: Dylan Turquoise, keeping the luxurious bottle design but instead of a deep blue we have a crystal clear aquamarine colour that clearly screams summer. Continue reading “Perfume Review: Dylan Turquoise by Versace”
A romantic and joyful scent inspired by the white lily. Sparkling floral notes at the top merge perfectly with the floral heart, giving way to the base that subtly incorporates elements such as benzoin and vanilla. Continue reading “Perfume Review: MyLO by Laboratorio Olfattivo”