Video Collaboration: Blind Sniff Testing Fun!

During the Thanksgiving break, my Daughter agreed to make a blind sniff test review video with me. We had so much fun and it was refreshing to hear a young adult’s unbiased perspective on fragrance. The video was super long, so I split it into two parts. We whittled it down to her three favorites…

SOTD: Serge Lutens La Fille de Berlin

Photo from Google images It’s cold and sunny outside today, which reminds me of what I believe a Berlin day would be like in the Fall. Today, I chose Serge Lutens La fille de Berlin. La fille de Berlin is in my top 5 favorite rose-centric fragrances. La Fille starts out as a jammy, slightly…

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…

The Hidden Shalimar

Hello, Shalimar Cologne. You make the beginning of my day tolerable.  Mornings are hard, yes, and when I make it a Shalimar Cologne morning, my day goes much more smoothly. I enjoy it to the point that I want to share my adoration with you! In 2015, Guerlain launched Shalimar Cologne EdT.  I don’t believe…

Bergdorf’s Bonanza!

I’ve heard many good things about the perfume gallery at Bergdorf Goodmans in New York City, so whilst on a quick trip to the city over the holiday weekend, I carved out some time to visit. I jumped in a taxi around 9:45am on Saturday thinking the store opened at 9:00am and arrived to a…

Perfume Sample Giveaway – 1 Day Left

Who wants to try a new perfume from Singapore?  Diamond is the name of the fragrance and it is very NICE! The perfumer is named Freda’D. We have included Freda’D’s Singapore Diamond fragrance in our Top 10 “After the Beach” summer fragrance list! According to her website, Freda’s father had a perfume shop and she watched…

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…

First Impressions Video: Tabac Grande by Sultan Pasha Attars

Tabac Grande by Sultan Pasha Attars I finally had the opportunity to experience Tabac Grande this morning. So gentlemanly and distinguished!  My apologies for the weird camera angle, but I needed both hands to open the teeny, tiny vial. These are my impressions of the first few minutes of the perfume. It blew me away…

SOTD: Alaia Alaia Paris…Mmm Musk

SOTD: Alaïa Alaïa Paris. I am freshly showered and perfumed with Alaïa Paris body lotion. Yesterday, I wandered into the Saks 5th Avenue perfume department. I don’t know how I ended up there. Hee hee. First, I stopped off at Creed and sniffed Bois du Portugal and Virgin Island Water. They were OK. Then I…

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…

Adam Levine is Fine. Not the man, the perfume!

Adam Levine EdP for women ♀ photo thieved from Fragrantica Allright, we all know the singer, Adam Levine is hot. That’s a given, but let’s take a moment to check out his perfume. Adam Levine perfume for women is a floriental launched in 2013. I picked this perfume up at my local TJ Maxx after…

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Gardenias

I went to sleep last night knowing that I would honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  today, in my own tiny way, by wearing gardenia. The south’s shining star. Dr. King was born in the middle of winter in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929 and how apropos to commemorate his memory and good works,…