Tag: Perfume

28th October 2012

Sneaky Peek …

My desk fills up with random beauty clutter throughout the week whilst I’m figuring out what I want to be writing about.  I wander around the flat, picking things up as inspiration strikes, and it all ends up here. Along with random wrappers and press releases and, well, stuff.  As you can see, perfume and skincare have been on my mind at the moment.  All […]

1st December 2010

Andy Tauer’s Advent Giveaway

I’m a massive fan of Andy Tauer, I was lucky enough to meet with him recently (more about that anon), and I enjoyed a great deal hearing about how he is inspired to create his perfumes, and to be able to smell some of the ingredients that make up his creations. He is certainly an artist of perfume in an increasingly corporate bland and fruity-smelling […]

1st October 2010

YSL Belle D’Opium

Launched in what must be one of the prettiest bottles I’ve seen all year, Belle D’Opium is the latest fragrance from Yves St Laurent. A “sister” scent to the original Opium, this is lighter, and designed – I guess – to be more of a complement to the current trend for the fruity-musky-woody stews that are all you can smell in modern fragrance these days. […]

5th August 2010

Perfume Review – Acqua Di Gioia by Giorgio Armani

Said to resemble a mojito, with notes of mint, water jasmine, brown sugar, and primo fiore lemon, this is the latest release from Giorgio Armani perfumes.  It’s meant to also have some aquatic notes, and smell very “wet” as a result. I’ve seen it described as a “floral aquatic”, and many of the reviews I’ve read describe all the notes as read in the press […]

27th May 2010

Review – Lancome Climat

Scouting around trying to find myself a bottle of Cuir de Lancome in Selfridges (I was offered O de Lancome five times, but no matter), I came across this little beauty. First released in 1967, it is described as a floral aldehyde, and was re-released by Lancome a couple of years ago.  I find it beautiful, it’s very feminine – even ladylike – but it’s […]

1st April 2010

Review – Armani Code for Men

Well, it’s been a while since he popped up, and I did embarrass him this week by outing his new-found love of candles, so I thought it was time he reviewed something else. Today’s post is by my fluffy wuffy bunnykins Mr Lippie.  Please say hello: *** So. I’m not a big wearer of scents, I think we’ve established that. If you didn’t know it […]

30th March 2010

Review – Untitled by Maison Martin Margiela

I was at Selfridges last Thursday, to see the in-store launch of this new fragrance from Maison Martin Margiela, and it looked amazing, white feathers everywhere, women dressed in lab coats, and the fragrance strips are cut like hospital bracelets! Plenty more fun than the usual frou-frou frilliness, I must say. The perfume is a little different to the norm too, on me, this is […]

22nd October 2009

Scents of Winter

I don’t know about you, but I spent the summer drenched in sunshine! Not literally, but I did wear a lot of  Clarins Sunshine fragrance.  When I first smelled it, I had an instant sense-memory of my first ever foreign holiday, it was so redolent of Ambre Solaire, the beach, and bubblegum, that I was instantly ten years old again, right there on the shop […]