Morn’ of the Eve – Quick Scent Review

Hippie Rose by James Heeley Perfume Hippie Rose is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women and men. Hippie Rose was launched in 2011. The first time I wore Hippie Rose, I did not fall in love. I was expecting a Grateful Dead, tie-dye, flowers tied into my hair experience and I got rose-dirt. THEN, I returned a second…

Scent of Wednesday – Quick Review

Dahlia Divin by Givency You know it’s a winner when your Husband says, “Mmmm. It smells good up in here,” after the morning spritz. The scent of the day is Dahlia Divin by Givenchy. Dahlia starts off with a bang, which I like a lot. The scent is not your usual berry or vanilla, it…

Tauerville Amber Flash and the Ever-After

Tauerville Amber Flash  EdP Photo thieved from Fragrantica Boy, was I excited to try Amber Flash from Tauerville. I’ve heard much good things about Mr. Tauer’s splendid perfumes and this is my first dabble into Andy Tauer world. I have Rose Flash too! I wore Amber Flash three times for the sake of this review….

The Scent of Tuesday- Quick Review

Roses et Reines from L’Occitane en Provence Roses, Roses, Roses. Composed of Moroccan, Turkish, Grasse and Bulgarian roses, Roses et Reines is a rose FEST! I am a complete sucker for rose and I received this little gem for Christmas. Small, excited claps. Roses et Reines starts with a burst of citrus and alcohol. Boo,…

Bruno Acampora Musc Leads to Feelings ⚥

Bruno Acampora Musc EdP Top Notes: Musk, Rose, Violet, Vanilla, Cloves, Amber, Sandalwood Launched in 2012 by Bruno Acampora Musc is a long, long lasting elixir. I am a huge fan girl of florals, so musks have never been high on my list of scents to purchase. Perfume is not a cheap item and when…

Shay & Blue Salt Caramel and Holograms

Shay & Blue Salt Caramel photo thieved from Fragrantica Shay & Blue London has breathtaking packaging and such attractive bottles, it is hard to not be excited about this brand. The color schemes are voluptuous and very carefully crafted to appeal to your luxurious side. The packaging is titillating and calls out to you with…

Ginestet’s Botrytis recalls stroll through Oporto, Portugal

Botrytis by Ginestet photo thieved from Fragrantica There was a reason why my Botrytis perfume sat in the back of my sample tray for such a long time. I have never heard or seen the word Botrytis before, so I had no context to make me reach for the tiny glass vial. Oftentimes, the name…

N’Aimez Que Moi by Caron and the Vanity Mirror

N’Aimez Que Moi by Caron photo thieved from Basenotes Oh, no worries, N’Aimez Que Moi, I will never forget you. N’Aimez Que Moi is a perfume first launched in 1916 by the perfume house Caron. N’Aimez Que Moi translates to Don’t love anyone but me, which is a name perfectly suited for the perfume’s raison d’être and…

Ralph Lauren’s Midnight Romance and Play-Doh

Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren EdP photo thieved from Fragrantica Top Notes: Raspberry, Bergamot, Litchi Heart Notes: Peony, Sambac Jasmine, Freesia Base Notes: Ambroxan, Vanilla, Iris Absolute Perfumers: Honorine Blanc and Alberto Morillas Was there a Midnight Romance? I don’t remember. If there was an encounter, it was so boring that I think I fell…

Violettes du Czar by Oriza L. Legrand and Tasty Violet Pastilles

La Maison du Oriza L. Legrand began making perfumes in France in 1792 during the reign of Louis XV. This is a fascinating story about a perfume house achieving great success and one of the rare houses providing fragrance to the Courts of Russia, England, Italy and France. As most things do, the business came to a…

Fancy Holiday Parties and Amoureuse by Parfums DelRae

Saturday night, we attended a fancy holiday party at a fabulous beach house on the serene and dripping with cash, Wrightsville Beach. The party was tagged as holiday casual, but I knew better. I’ll be damned if I am going to show up completely basic to a party. You absolutely cannot attend a holiday party…

Burning Leaves and Calling All Angels by April Aromatics

Yesterday, we had a huge smoky inferno in the backyard. Who doesn’t love to burn some leaves. There was inherent danger involved and I admit I was a little jazzed to stoke the fire. Yes, we do have rules here in NC, but nobody pays any damn attention, so backyard fires pose no real law-breaking…