Dec 4, 2013

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SmellBent Classic Perfume Characters are oh so cute


I’ve talked before about how exciting the SmellBent perfume studios are. Think their Walk of Shame scent.  They company has a real sense of flair and have a very unusual take on everyday perfume scents, rejecting tropes of vanilla and “girly” for something that’s far more striking and surprising.

I’m talking scents that represent the smell of “aging paperbacks” and the entertaining “Hungry Hungry Hippies” which smells like “pot brownies.” Yes, really. Or not. I haven’t tried that one yet. But I do like that they are playing with different notes and aren’t concerned with being mainstream. Theer’s nothing like a perfume company that can make you laugh AND make you smell god, and for those basic reasons they have a lifelong fan.

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Nov 4, 2013

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Walk of Shame: The Scent

There are scents for every occasion.For joy, for birth, for memory. Fresh baked bread for home, tulips punctuating a trip to Amsterdam and wild daisies fliruishong in fields where the sky is unbroken for miles. Now we have a scent for that not so fortunate moment, the 7.a.m. sidewalk crawl, that comes complete with smudged eyeiner, ousled hair and a guilty – but ideally happy – expression. The famous walk of shame in all its complexity, from proud toe tapping struts, to hobbled blistered walks and matted coarse trails of hair.

Created by perfumers Smell Bent, this scent is designed to accompany you on your tired trek home. At least that’s what they say. Perfume oil is $4 for a sample, so at least you can know if it’s worth it for cheap. unlike that night!

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Sep 24, 2013

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Elvis Jesus Perfume for sweet smelling prayers

What do Elvis and Jesus have in common? Two pretty famous dudes with big hair and a message?

Both gone beyond their time? And both immortalized in a vageuly offensive ElvisJesus perfume. Yes, PERFUME.

At leasy they have a sense of humor about it, as the promo states:  ”The debut fragrance collection embodies the spirit of the brand – a juxtaposition of contrasting scents that create sensual and extraordinary fragrances.”

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May 11, 2013

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Angry Birds Perfume for video game girls

I’m kinda over the whole Angry Birds thing. Ihaven’t played the game in a hella long time, and apart from some cute Angry Birds socks (adorable) am pretty disassociated from the franchise, as in, it’s been DONE folks, seriously. Well, they’re aiming for another cash cow/bird with the Angry Birds Travel Perfume set. It will be available in Asia pacific as part of a flight travel set. The bottles each represent a different bird and options are 50ml Red Bird, Yellow Bird, Black Bird and King Pig. A miniature set of 5ml Angry Bird perfumes is also available. Price TBD. Enthusiasm level: Zero. You feel differently?

(via GizmoDiva)

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Sep 10, 2012

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Anna Sui Fairy Dance Secret Wish is lust-a-licious

Anna Sui is one of those designers who can do no wrong in my eyes. Unashamedly eccentric with a beautiful kooky Japanese inspired aesthetic, her clothes and beauty products are adorned with eccentric girly accents, such as baroque style black mirrors , colourful prints and beautifully designed clothing.

Her latest perfume embraces my chi9ldhgood love of Tinkerbell and Enid Blyton, with a seductively light scent called Fairy Dance Secret Wish. This seems to embody stories of fairies dancing at moonlight, garden balls, and childhood legends and the scent is designed to dazzle and entertain your sense. Mango and Pink Peer fuse together for a bewildering first sniff, an accord tempered with Rose, Sandalwood and Vanilla, for a softer warmer middle, with powdery accents.

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Jul 31, 2012

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24 Faubourg Hermes scent review

I have a confession to make- I’ve never been much of a Hermes fan. I know that’s probably a good thing considering the price but whilst other’s go dreamy eyes over Birkin’s I’ve always had more of a soft spot for Chloe and Balenciaga.

When I first received  the Hermes Faubourg 24 perfume (thanks Dad!) I was a little unsure. Sure, the box looked lovely- sharp edges of yellow and orange, and the bottle itself was held in an amazing gold embossed design, but would I actually LIKE the scent? The portable container was pretty heavy, though I did think that it gave the bottle a weighty luxury quality- and it was refillable!

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Jul 27, 2012

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Undergreen White and Black perfume

I’m a little bit of a perfume addict, so I was very interested to read all about the Black and White perfume offerings from Undergreen. First launched in April, I’ve been vaguely aware of them for a while, but I only recently got around to sniffing them, and then I was hooked.

Yes, they have a lot of arty conceptual stuff going for them, such as their collab with perfumer Fabrice Oliveri and they’re created using a trademarked process called  Chimie Naturelle® which lets them be 100% natural. These words aside, what I’m actually interested in is the scent- the marketing waffle is cool, but it doesn’t make me love a perfume, and sometimes it even turns me off it before I sniff as nothing needs to be that pretentious. However, I’ve given Undergreen the benefit of a clear mind and find that I like what they’ve done.

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