Twirling with Vert Boheme

I wanted to hate you Vert Bohème, I really did. In the past, I’ve been vocal about my resistance to Tom Ford fragrances because of his ad campaigns. I considered including an ad example below, but I simply could not. The abject female objectification appalls me to my core. With that said, I have avoided…

Perfume Review: Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense

Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense Launched in 2014 For my readers who follow on a regular basis, you know that white florals are my weakness. I fall for them every time and if there is musk in there somewhere then I fall real hard. Well, Tuberose Angelica (on my skin) is a small, musky…

Scent of Tuesday – Quick Perfume Review

Jennifer Lopez Deseo ⚥ Photo by Smells Downright Gorgeous The scent of the day or SOTD in perfume speak is Deseo by Jennifer Lopez. What a bottle, huh? I love the muted blue and gold. I admit the bottle shape is awkward for spritzing purposes and I fumble with it for a bit before I…

Scented Sunday – A Quick Review

Tokyo Milk Bulletproof EdP photo thieved from Fragrantica During a quick visit to Sephora that turned into an extended perfume and makeup fest, I picked up Tokyo Milk’s Femme Fatale scent wardrobe eau de parfum collection. It was on sale! Inside are four minis and today I chose Bulletproof as my scent of the day….

Scent of Monday – Quick Review + Sample Draw

Escentuelle Moonbeam ♀ Started the day with the sweet, delicate floral that is Moonbean by Escentuelle. The perfumer, Carolyn Hassett, of Escentuelle Signature Fragrance Creation  describes Moonbeam as evoking “light, but softer than that of sunshine.” Moonbeam is from Escentuelle’s Pret-a-Porter collection. Moonbean begins with an instant of fruity sweetness and very quickly moves to a…

New Year’s Day Scent – Quick Review

Et, Voila ! Tom Ford Black Orchid ♀ Tom Ford Black Orchid is not a newbie, but it’s a goodie for New Year’s Day. When I applied Black Orchid this morning, my husband was confused and puzzled. Let me set up the scene. We’ve just eaten brunch at our house. Husband said, “Why is there…

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…

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…

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…