Tag: Hermes

12th June 2016

Finishing Touches: #LipsNspritz of the Week, June 12 2016

Summer’s coming!  Summer’s coming!  Well, hopefully it is, anyway!  My tastes have certainly turned to the more summery this week, anyway.  I started with Caron’s My Lang (which gave me and my husband a Woody Guthrie ear worm for several days), which is a sophisticated and creamy sun-lotion kind of a scent, which I really liked from first sniff. More about this soon.  I’m also […]

31st January 2016

LipsNspritz of the Week 31 January 2016

 So, I take all my LipsNspritz pictures in one batch on a Saturday afternoon, then wear them throughout the week, taking different pictures of stuff on a daily basis is far too much like hard work for me!  I assure you I do wear them though.  LipsNspritz is my attempt both to wear my entire perfume and lipstick collection, and to help my nose “relearn” […]

10th January 2016

LipsNspritz of the week 10 January 2016

I fell in love this week, and I never expected to! It started on Monday with a brief squirt of Estee Lauder Youth Dew, and it continued later in the week and it ended up with my buying a bottle (or two!) of the matching bath oil, which is divine, by the way, and every home should have a (tiny) bottle. Youth Dew opens surprisingly […]

30th November 2015

LipsNspritz of the … er … Fortnight.

I hate being ill, and I really hate being ill to the extent that it interferes with my posting schedule.  Nonetheless, here’s a double-dose (whether you wanted it or not, frankly) of my weekly diary of lipstick and perfume-wearing.  The above pic is from the week ending 22/11/15. Monday was Etat Libre d’Orange Like This, alongside Chantecaille Lip Chic in Wild Rose.  Like This is […]

1st November 2015

LipsNspritz 31.10.15

   It was definitely a week of two halves, lipstick-wise at least! Bright reds, by Guerlain (Rouge Parade), Burberry (Military Red) and Art Deco (Dita Von Teese collection) were the order of the day, particularly on Wednesday, when I felt a real need for power dressing, which called for a hugely long-lasting red (as the Art Deco is), and when paired with Donna Karan Signature […]

12th November 2012

Evans & #Bootgate continued …

I promise, no more boot-based posts or tweets after this. I’m fed up of me. However I got the following email just now: Hi Louise, I am sorry to hear that you wish to decline the offer of £25.00 and are not happy with our goodwill gesture. Unfortunately we feel that this offer is appropriate to the nature of your complaint and are unable to increase this […]

23rd August 2012

My Tiny Hermes Collection

My Hermes fragrance collection is small, and almost perfectly formed, at least, for my purposes, anyway.   I didn’t realise I really liked the scents of Hermes so much until recently.  I’ve long been a fan of Eau d’Orange Vert, which is a minty-orange cologne, meant more for men, but I find it to be a very refreshing scent on hot summer days.  Sadly, it doesn’t […]

2nd May 2011

Project Perfume – Book Review

(Click picture for source)  Alongside “Perfumes the A-Z Guide” by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, I’ve also read “The Perfect Scent” by Chandler Burr, and it’s completely, totally and utterly fascinating. Burr is the “scent critic” for The New York Times Magazine, and in this book he highlights the journeys of two perfumes on their way to market, One a high-end Perfume House; Hermes, making […]

26th August 2010

Summer perfumes: Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte vs Guerlain Herba Fresca

I mentioned in a recent perfume review that I go a little bit crazy for minty perfumes and colognes and the two I’m talking about this week are two of my all-time favourite summer scents. First off, Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte, which is a unisex cologne.  I find this is quite citrussy on it’s opening (that’ll be the orange in the name, I expect, I’m […]