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…

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…

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…

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,…

The Scents of Self Guide to Barcelona’s Museu del Perfum

Originally posted on SCENTS OF SELF:
Don’t let that 2.5 Trip Advisor rating scare you away. Ignore the review calling the Museu del Perfum “one room you could walk around in 1 minute.” That lowly one room contains one of the most unbelievable perfume collections on earth, a spectacular 4,000 bottles ranging from ancient Egypt to modern day.…

Sitting at the Perfume Organ

Sunday, January 10, 2016 During the hubbub of the holidays, I was shaken out of deep, morning sleep by my husband, “Honey, there is a perfumer on PBS TV!” I shot up, put on my glasses and was thrilled to watch a short piece on local scent artist, Carolyn Hassett of Escentuelle Signature Fragrance Creation. What? A…

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….

Thursday by the Nile- Quick Review

Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil ⚥ photo thieved from Fragrantica Fitting for a chilly, grey, rainy day, Un Jardin Sur le Nil hoisted my spirits this morning to almost normal levels. Un Jardin Sur le Nil (A garden by the Nile) is a fragrance launched by Hermes in 2005 and is in no way…

Unisex Wednesday Evening Scent -Quick Review

L’Occitane Eau des Baux To celebrate the rising tide of unisex or genderless perfumes, I am wearing Eau des Baux by L’Occitane en Provence to work tonight. I bought this fragrance for me just as much as for my husband for Christmastime last year. It is frigid outside and the warm spiciness of Eau de…

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…