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April 2008



Perfumes: The Guide

Wednesday, 30 April 2008 5:43 P GMT-05
I eagerly awaited Perfumes: The Guide by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, expecting a carefully-crafted and well-thought-out critique of fragrances written by a olfactory scientist of some renown and a perfume aficionado. Chandler Burr?s excellent The E
Category: Everything Else

AngelMen Pure Coffee

Monday, 28 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: coffee, creamy musk, patchouli, cedar wood, vetiverThe limited-edition AngelMen Pure Coffee starts out with a soapy lavender and coffee combination.  Sounds weird, but it works well together.  It's brisk and bracing.  And ye
Category: Reviews

Encre Noire

Friday, 25 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: vetiver, cypress, musk, cashmere woodsLalique's Encre Noire is a men's fragrance that I didn't get to try out while in Aedes a few weeks ago, but was glad to see in my goodie bag.  It's rich, yet light; a scent redolent of
Category: Reviews

Your Insolence

Wednesday, 23 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: raspberry, almond blossom, jasmine, patchouli, vanilla, tonka bean
Category: Reviews

YSL Elle

Monday, 21 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: cedrat, peony, lychee, pink berries, freesia, jasmine, patchouli, vetiver, ambrette
Category: Reviews

Spring Sniffa Sunday

Friday, 18 April 2008 12:27 P GMT-05
Sunday started off with a trip to Bond No. 9.  It seemed that the crowd there was a bit smaller than that of the last two Sniffas I attended, and I wondered if this was due to the late-evening sniffing that had been done on Saturday, or a boycot
Category: Everything Else

Spring Sniffa Saturday

Wednesday, 16 April 2008 11:07 A GMT-05
I paced myself at this Spring's Sniffapalooza event, knowing from experience how crazy it gets.  On Saturday morning, my friend Andrée and I caught a 7 AM train in order to make it to Bergdorf's on time.  Not for the breakfas
Category: Everything Else

Sniffapalooza!

Monday, 14 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
This past weekend was Spring Sniffapalooza in NY -- I'm still recovering from the trip and sorting out the goodies. I'm taking a couple of days off from the blog, but I'll be back soon!
Category: Everything Else

Tsi-La Organics Saqui

Friday, 11 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
Notes: ginger, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, Valencia orange, bergamot, pomelo 
Category: Reviews

Ligne St. Barth Les Aliz├ęs

Wednesday, 9 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
"An invigorating, citrus-fresh and tart-romantic top note of precious rosewood, accented by a flowery green and slightly spicy middle note, conjures up the winds of the Caribbean. A warm, earthy accord of amber and musk adds the finishing touche
Category: Reviews

Ineke Evening Edged in Gold

Monday, 7 April 2008 7:11 A GMT-05
Notes: osmanthus, plum, angel's trumpets, saffron, cinnamon, midnight candy, leather, woods 
Category: Reviews

Rose Belle

Friday, 4 April 2008 6:48 P GMT-05
Pop Beauty has put out a special palette of eight shades of blushing hues, from pale pinky-beige to a deep bronzy rose, called Rose Belle.  Four colors are light, and four are darker, and all are suitable for use on eyes and cheeks.  The d
Category: Makeup

Dying for It

Wednesday, 2 April 2008 12:00 A GMT-05
My mother started coloring my hair when I was 11 or 12.  She didn't like her own dark brown color and lightened it with light brown Nice 'n Easy.  If there was some dye left in the bottle, she used it on me.  Consequently, I di
Category: Reviews