Jul 7, 2014

Posted | 0 Comments

Miss Dior Perfume Review

It sounds a little cliche to say that I’m a fan of Miss Dior, and to that end I was almost predetermined NOT to like the scent. It came in a small bottle that could almost be kawaii, but how can a a million dollar corporation really “get” kawaii with their polished golden edges and font choice that denotes luxury and excess.

You can see here that the odds were stacked against Miss Dior from the start but begrudgingly I was forced to admit, that yes, Dior really DOES know what it’s doing with the perfume and that brands get a good name for a reason. Sometimes I’m so caught up in the new indie brand that I don’t pay enough attention to the big boys and Miss Dior in its sweet, fresh, girlishness is definitely a keeper.

It’s a light feminine scent that whispers on the nose, rather than overpowers it. It has citrussy overtones a sweet jasmine like heart and a warmth spreading through its thats due to the patchouli base notes. It feels light at the offset and I wondered at its staying power but it develops on the skin, giving me wafts of delight throughout the day and scenting my hair and pillow in repose.

I’m not sure it’s strong enough to be a signature scent, but its fresh and light enough to be a happy addition to my fragrance wardrobe , a pick me up piece of pep for summer that’s wonderful.

Read More
Dec 4, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

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.

Read More
Nov 4, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

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!

Read More
Sep 24, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

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.”

Read More
May 11, 2013

Posted | 0 Comments

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)

Read More
Sep 10, 2012

Posted | 0 Comments

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.

Read More
Jul 31, 2012

Posted | 0 Comments

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!

Read More
Page 1 of 71234567