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August 2007



Lentisque

Friday, 31 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Parfums 06130 have added a few more fragrances to their line.  One of those is Lentisque.  According to the Aedes de Venustas site:Lentisque paints a vision of a pistachio tree, a beloved Mediterranean plant. Its velvety wood is alluded to
Category: Reviews

Vivienne Westwood Boudoir

Wednesday, 29 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: viburnum, marigold, rose, orange blossom, cinnamon, coriander, orris, cardamom, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, patchuoliI like the rosey-leather Anglomania a lot, so thought I would give Ms Westwood's older scent, Boudoir, a sniff too. 
Category: Reviews

Hygiene

Monday, 27 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
When I saw this ad mentioned on the Makeup Alley boards, I was appalled.  Then I found this one from the 20s , this one from the 30s, and this German Nazi-era one, also from the 30s.
Category: Everything Else

Nile Gardens

Friday, 24 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
HermesUn Jardin Sur le NilNotes: Green mango, grapefruit, calamus, lotus, sycamore, frankincenseThis is both very fruity and very woodsy. This perfume isn't necessarily meant to smell like green mango, but to "create a fantasy version of gr
Category: Reviews

I Love Engrish!

Wednesday, 22 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
BeautyWab is obviously a foreign site composed by non-English speaking folks and its descriptions of fragrances and beauty products is absolutely priceless!Exhibit A:  The Bond No. 9 Bon Bon BoxThe Bond "Bonbon Box": For those who feat
Category: Everything Else

Parfums DelRae Amoureuse

Monday, 20 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: tangerine, cardamom, French tuberose, French jasmine, Tahitian ginger lily, cedar, moss, sandalwood, honey
Category: Reviews

Heeley Iris Nuit

Friday, 17 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: white cedar, grey amber, iris, angelica seeds, ambretteI'm starting to notice a pattern on this blog.  "I don't like....but" is all over the place.  I don't like white floral fragran
Category: Reviews

Sweet Figs

Wednesday, 15 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Acqua Di Parmi Blu MediterraneoFico d'AmalfiNotes: bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, orange, tangerine, cedar leaves, jasmine, rose, pink pepper, fig nectar, cedarwood, fig wood, guaiac woodVibrant citrus notes, starting with grapefruit and rapidly se
Category: Reviews

Montale Intense Tiare

Monday, 13 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: tiare, ylang-ylang, vanilla, coconut milk, jasmine, roses
Category: Reviews

Juliette Has a Gun - Miss Charming

Friday, 10 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: Moroccan rose, musk, fruit. The perfume of a virgin witch, docile and provocative, elegant and sensual. One instant, holding up the pressures of the world and the next, crying hot tears over the death of Enzo, her bowl fish!  A joyful int
Category: Reviews

Summer Scents

Wednesday, 8 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
There was a bunch of posts on top ten favorite summer scents last month and I thought I'd finally put in my two cents in on the subject.1.  Tom Ford for Estée Lauder Azurée Soleil Eau Fraiche Skinscent2.  Ava Luxe Gardenia
Category: Everything Else

Sushi?

Monday, 6 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
To commemorate the year that Guido Galardi opened his ill-fated shop in Florence, his grandson Enzo founded Bois 1920.  He reinterprets his grandfather's formulas with the finest ingredients to create modern and unique scents.  Apparent
Category: Reviews

Fragrance Portraiture and Holy Grails

Saturday, 4 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Juvy brought up an interesting concept on her blog - what fragrances would a painter use to paint a portrait of her?  Like me, she's fickle.  Although the concept of a Holy Grail fragrance is a poetic one, it's just not for me. &nb
Category: Everything Else

Serge Lutens Louve

Friday, 3 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: almond, rose petals, jasmine petals, musk, vanillaYou gotta wonder how some perfumers come up with names.  "Louve" translates as "she-wolf."  I can see how a she-wolf might smell like an almond-heavy version of ra
Category: Reviews

Annick Goutal Sables

Wednesday, 1 August 2007 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: imortelle, cinnamon, vanilla, sandalwoodSweet and woodsy, with a strong maple syrup quality 
Category: Reviews