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…

The Smells Downright Gorgeous shop is now open!

Big Announcement! We are excited to announce our Facebook shop has opened for business. We have slightly used niche, designer and celebrity scents available at surprisingly good prices. Our stock is  small, but we will grow. Every bottle you purchase will be tenderly packaged and each order will receive one mystery sample sized perfume. How…

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…

Top 10 List: After a “Beach Day” Fragrances + Sample Giveaway

Top 10 List: After a “Beach Day” Fragrances + Sample Giveaway Imagine this. It’s Summertime. You are on vacation at the beach. You could be anywhere; the Seychelles, the Bahamas, the Canaries, Bora Bora, the Algarve, Fire Island, the Whitsundays or my favorite beach, Topsail Island. You’ve gathered your family or friends, piled all your…

Hello, New York! It’s Sniffapalooza Time!

Hi All, Holy perfume bottles! This weekend is the Sniffapalooza Spring Fling 2016 in NYC and Smells Downright Gorgeous will be there taking pictures, making little videos and meeting fellow perfumistas and perfumers. There is a slight chance I may buy a new bottle of perfume. Maybe…lol. Who am I kidding! I’ve been saving for…

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…

SOTD Royal Apothic Noble Carnation – Quick Perfume Review

Royal Apothic Noble Carnation ♀ photo thieved from the Anthropologie website A couple of weeks ago, I made a quick jaunt to Orlando. While there, I popped into the Mall at Millennia for precisely an hour and a half of perfume shopping. I visited Chanel, Bloomingdales,  Nieman Marcus and Anthropologie. During the whirlwind, I went…

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…

Scent of Tuesday – Quick Review of Amber Extreme

It’s back to work and it’s cold everywhere. This is a perfect day for the dry sultriness of L’Artisan Parfumeur Ambre Extreme. From Fragrantica: Ambre Extreme by L`Artisan Parfumeur is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. Ambre Extreme was launched in 2001. It begins spicy. I like a spice pick me up first thing in the morning.  Then the powder and…