Tag: Project Perfume

28th September 2013

Estee Lauder Amber Mystique Eau de Parfum

  Did you know Estee Lauder had a couple of unisex fragrances these days?  No?  Me neither.  But they do.  In 2011 they released Wood Mystique, which has been generally well received by those in the know, and this year, they’re following it up with Amber Mystique, which is currently exclusively available in Harrods in the UK. Both Wood and Amber Mystique are quite firmly […]

26th September 2013

Tom Ford Aftelier d’Orient – Plum Japonais and Rive d’Ambre

The Aftelier d’Orient collection from Tom Ford has been on counters for a little while now.  Based on both oriental fragrance types and utilising ingredients from the east, it’s an interesting collection, which I personally prefer over last year’s “Dark Daffodils” or whatever it was called.  After sniffing all four fragrances, I was most interested in Plum Japonais and Rive d’Ambre.  Whilst I liked Fleur […]

25th September 2013

Reiss Grey Flower Eau de Parfum

   I don’t go to Reiss very often.  Well, ever, let’s face it, but now they’ve released a fragrance, at least there will be something in the shop that’ll fit me these days … anyhoo, I was very surprised when I first sniffed Grey Flower released by the brand in association with Azi Glasser, I’d been expecting some fizzy, flowery, sugary syrup designed to appeal […]

24th September 2013

Ellie Saab Le Parfum – Eau de Parfum Intense

This is the second flanker to the original Ellie Saab le Parfum, which was released in 2011, the original was, I found, a rather sweet and diaphanous orange blossom and honey fragrance.  I liked it, but it always felt rather “thin” to me, and whilst I do wear it once in a while, I don’t adore it as some people do. In 2012, they released […]

23rd September 2013

Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler

I’m in a funny kind of limbo at the moment, summer is most definitely over, autumn is well under way, winter is approaching on the horizon, and yet here I am preparing for my “summer” holidays.  We delayed our honeymoon quite considerably (the wedding was in February), and there’s still the best part of two months before we go away, so I  have a kind […]

19th October 2011

The Scent of Fear

I have a confession to make.  Since my month of living hell began, I’ve not worn any perfume at all, it’s an odd situation for me to be in, for, even before Project Perfume began, I would apply perfume daily, even though I wouldn’t, actually, pay that much attention to it afterwards. However, since I’ve spent most of this year actually paying a lot of […]

25th August 2011

A Gin Special with Penhaligons Juniper Sling and Sipsmith

Yay! Gin! I like gin. There, I said it. In fact, I like it so much that the day before my birthday this year I went to a perfume launch, simply because it had a gin theme. Then, on my birthday, someone (naming no names, MrLippie) bought me tickets for a tour of a gin distillery. So, I guess today’s post was kind of inevitable… […]

10th August 2011

Project Perfume: Give me Strength

Since I started Project Perfume, I’ve been lucky to speak to ‘Fumeheads from around the world, and I’ve been delighted to speak to some of the finest perfumers in the world too.  What’s been especially great about getting involved in the perfume world has been how inclusive it is, people from all kinds of different backgrounds, just having an interest in something because it smells […]

9th August 2011

Project Perfume – Joy by Jean Patou

 I’m aware that I haven’t written much for Project Perfume in the last month or so, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been resting on my laurels!  Quite the reverse, in fact … If you have a look at my project perfume page, you’ll see that, I’ve been extremely successful in tracking down a lot of the scents I’d listed at the start of the year, […]

16th May 2011

Gay Paree!

Get Lippie is in Paris for a few days this week, hoorah! I’m basically heading there to shop, I have a list of places to go – hello Sephora! –  and I’ve a few things to do, chief amongst them is a visit to here: Yes, I’m off to see the home of Serge Lutens, and I can’t wait! Project Perfume is still going strong […]

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 […]

29th March 2011

Project Perfume – an update

Oof, it’s been a little while since I did an update, I have to admit!  It’s not been because I’ve had a lack of things to think about, rather the opposite in fact. If you take a look at the Project Perfume page itself you’ll see that I’ve sniffed, or obtained samples of around about 50% of the list now, which is due in large […]