Thursday, November 30, 2006

Scent of the Day - Thursday - 11/30/06

Brrrr!! 37 degrees here this morning! I'm reaching for something warming, Pink Sugar for me today. What are you wearing?

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Notice from Bergdorf Goodman - the Gift Card Event Is Back!

Last Gift Card Event for 2006! December 7th, 8th and 9th (Thursday, Friday & Saturday). Spend $100 and receive $25 off your purchase. Great time to order your Holiday Gifts and refills. Please call and ask for JASON.

Also Guerlain will have Holiday Gift sets available in our most popular Fragrances.

So, call ASAP to reserve your order and please ask for JASON!
(212) 872-2734
(800) 218-4918 EXT.2734
(646) 320-2637 voicemail

Jason T. Beers
Guerlain Beauty
Bergdorf Goodman

Femme de Montblanc - Mont Blanc - Review

Ahhh ... just look at this lovely jewel! Mont Blanc’s 100th anniversary launch - Femme de Montblanc. Such a lovely bottle, such an ehh fragrance.

According to Costmetic News the bottle was inspired by the Montblanc diamond with a six-faceted diamond-shape sculptured in a glass block, signed by Ian Carnduff. Femme de Montblanc is categorized as a spicy oriental.

Well I dunno about spicy. More of a soft oriental I'd say. Especially after the strange cardamon-bergamot-pineapple burns off. It's a bit spicy for a nanno second as the bergamot leaves and the cardamon tries to strangle the pineapple. Yes, spicy for a moment there. Then the heliotrope army invades and this one quickly reveals its true almondy-fruity self. Which you are thinking might be ok, but no it's a bit unusual. The raspberry almond is almost nice, but the occasional balsamic labdanum note kinda throws things off. I think it just has too many notes. That doesn't make it complex, it just makes it jumbled as if you were playing around, adding more and more of your favorite notes, in the end it's ok, but too much of a good thing.

Completely lost are the florals. Except of course the heliotrope which dominates after the opening. Gorgeous bottle, though, well made. The scent is just ok. Don't be fooled by the notes, this one is soft and has no staying power. Too many notes means not enough of anything. Oops now where did I put that sandalwood, amber, musk base?

Top: Cardamom, bergamot, cinnamon, pineapple
Mid: May blossom, Turkish rose, jasmine, orange blossom, heliotrope
Bottom: Sandalwood, raspberry, peach, chocolate, balsamic labdanum, amber, musk

Scent of the Day - Tuesday - 11/28/06

Today I'll be wearing Femme de Montblanc. What are you wearing?

Monday, November 27, 2006

Scent of the Day - Monday - 11/27/06

Hello all, my how my time off flew by! I have today off, but am already dreading the back-to-work routine that awaits me tomorrow. Wearing the new Jo Malone Blue Agave today, what are you wearing?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Oh! What am I wearing? Well Tocca Stella to start, I just went for my walk and now I'm about to do some pre-cooking. Later when I shower I'm going to use my Opium satin oil. I think that's all I'll need for this evening.
What will you be wearing?

Scent of the Day - Wednesday - 11/22/06

Hello all! Feeling mostly better now, not sure my nose is back 100%. Just hanging out at home taking it easy. Looking forward to tomorrow and some pumpkin pie!! Doing my sampling thing again today, what are you wearing?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Scent of the Day - Monday - 11/20/06

Hello friends, I'm on vacation this week, so I'm hoping to get to some of my reading and some perfume reviews! So I'm just sampling today. What are you wearing?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Scent of the Day - Friday - 11/17/06

So glad it's Friday!! Today I'm wearing Anat Fritz but my cold/allergies have me really stopped up. So I won't make any judgments! What are you wearing today?

Holiday Shopping - Aroma M

Another great gift idea for those perfume lovers on your list. Who wouldn't just LOVE this Aroma M Limited Edition 11 fragrance set? I know I would! What a great price only $40 for so much fun!

Available from:

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Scent of the Day - Thursday - 11/16/06

Today I'm wearing Loree Rodkin Gothic ll perfume oil. Divine! What are you wearing today?

Stella - Tocca - Review

Ok, I have heard that some are disappointed with this release. And I too was expecting more of a rich, deep, blood orange scent. I have owned the luxurious cream for a couple of years now. It's one of my favorites. I have been anxiously awaiting this release of the matching EDP.

Blood orange scents smell a certain way, or at least I believe they do from those I have smelled. The orange note here, may disappoint because it is not what we blood orange lovers have come to expect. But rather it is more of a "regular" fresh orange scent. Not even orange zest from the rind, but smelling like a fresh orange once it has been peeled and ready to eat. Juicy and sweet. The lily comes on pretty strong right from the beginning, but it is a soft lily tempered by the freesia.

The musk is sheer and light and combines nicely with the sandalwood to create a soft sweet base that lingers. Not a ton of sillage here, this is a soft, delicate, feminine scent for those who prefer to be elegantly understated. Very pretty.

And of course the bottle is so nicely done. Just lovely, feeling weighty and classic.

Blood orange, aquatic notes, lily, orchid, freesia, sandalwood, musk

Available from:

photo/notes: LuckyScent

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Holiday Shopping - Ulta

Ulta is offering a 20% discount on one item, use code 67920 at checkout. You also get free shipping over $50.00. Ulta carries some amazing lines of fragrances - 20% is a great deal on some of these fragrances that are never on sale! Like Opium Parfum or Body Creme. Boucheron, Guerlain, Michael Kors, Dior just to name a few. And I have noticed the site has many fragrance creams.

Those hard to buy for perfumistas on your list would love a gift of one of their favorites in perfume creme.


Scent of the Day - Wednesday - 11/15/06

Today I will be wearing my new Tocca Stella. What are you wearing today?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Holiday Shopping - Ebba

Ok, we all may not want to think about it, but many of us need to get a head start on some of those holiday gifts. Did you know Ebba's "Miss" collection now comes in EDP sprays?? And for a limited time if you buy the spray you will get the matching perfume oil free! Buy the spray for you, use the roll-on as a stocking stuffer for a friend. Or give her both! Valid only online and only with the purchase from the "Miss" EDP collection.

Enter coupon code "FreeRollOn" at check out to receive a matching perfume fragrance oil. Offer expires December 10th.


I just noticed this is also available from LuckyScent:


Scent of the Day - Tuesday - 11/14/06

Good Morning all, today I am test driving Desperate Housewives.
Not bad. What are you wearing?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Scent of the Day - Friday - 11/10/06

Scent of the Day - Thursday - 11/09/06

TGIT!! Today is my Friday as I have the holiday off tomorrow, I'm hoping most of my USA readers do too!

Today I'm wearing L'Artisan Oeillet Sauvage (Wild Carnation)
"Oeillet Sauvage wild carnation is spicy and fresh, the top note is composed of pink berries and pepper. The heart blooms with rose, ylang ylang, lily and gillyflower. The fragrance ends on the sweet and powdery note of benzoin and vanilla."

What are you wearing today?

By Sea - Ebba - Review

Oh this is a pretty one! A lovely marine without that fake ozone note that usually prevails. It is clean and fresh. The bergamot in this one (one of my favorite notes) is very deliciously lemony and makes it almost gourmand upon first spraying. Top notes reminding me of Zima, a lightly carbonated malt beverage. If you have ever smelled one, you will recognize the scent immediately. Quickly turning to the best of the beach scents around. If marine is a favorite of yours, you should check out this lovely rendition from Ebba, which also comes in a roll-on oil.

white tea, violet, bergamot, eucalyptus

Available from:

photo/notes: LuckyScent

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Scent of the Day - Wednesday - 11/08/06

Today I'm wearing Ciel mon Jardin! What are you wearing today?

Eau d'Iris - Heeley - Review

After sampling this recently, I immediately put this on my must buy list. So Saturday when I went to the Scent Bar I picked up my bottle! This is a nice bright iris. It opens rather dry and most iris does with light wood notes. It sweetens softly over time as the amber begins to bloom. It has a fresh clean aspect to it, as if you showered with iris soap. Leaving a light, clean, fresh feeling. Delicate and tender it leaves skin sweetly scented. I am very impressed with this line and how light, cool and fresh the fragrances are.

Eau d'Iris notes
white cedar, grey amber, iris, angelica seeds, ambrette

Available from:

photo/notes: LuckyScent

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Scent of the Day - Tuesday - 11/07/06

Happy Election Day here in the USA! Happy because the TV ads will finally be over! But all kidding aside - it is very important to know the issues and candidates and

I vote absentee so the voters in line at the polls will not have a chance to sniff my lovely new Heeley Iris that I am wearing today. Too bad for them, it's lovely!

What are you wearing today??

Cuir Venenum - Parfumerie Generale - Review

Ok, many of you may know I am not a leather lover, but this scent and its soft sweet leather notes have seduced me. It starts with a strong blast of sweet caramel. So gourmand it is absolutely mouth watering. As it softens is shifts between sometimes smelling like the softest sweetest suede and sometimes like caramel with a hint of orange. The floral orange blossom is there hovering ever so lightly above the mix. The cedar is very light and adds just a touch of wood to the drydown. I don't get any coconut at all. It is just so different and so delicious. A wonderful new find!

Leather, absolute of orange blossom, myrrh, citrus, cedar, coconut, honeyed musk

The lovely concoction is available from:

photo/notes: LuckyScent

Monday, November 06, 2006

Scent of the Day - Monday - 11/06/06

Today I will be wearing my new Cuir Venenum. What are you wearing today?

I had a little trip to LA on Saturday, stopping by The Scent Bar for a bit of sniffing and then to Fred Segal and finally to Ebba. Oh and my friend took me to a wonderful Italian restaurant right by the Scent Bar, we just walked right over after the most delicious lunch.

There was much sniffing of the Parfumerie Generale line and my friend who has a slight leather obsession, ever seeking something more perfect than Dzing!, anxiously tried #3 the Cuir Venenum from this line. Unfortunately it was not for her, but it was however for me!! A rich, smooth caramel suede, so swoon worthy I bought the last bottle. The rest of the line I tested leaned a bit to the masculine side although they are unisex.

Again I sniffed the Divine confirming that it is still on my must buy list, yet I passed on it again this trip. I had in mind the Heeley Iris, which I did buy. It is so light and clean, really lovely. I tried Elternhaus, eh, it was ok. And the very exclusive and expensive L'essence de Mastenbroek, smelled like cooking oil. What a relief.

The Loree Rodkin Gothic II was set out for another customer, and I happened upon it. Oh it is delish, and had me sniffing my arm the rest of the day. I'm quite tempted but the price is very oy.

Le Prince Jardinier Ciel mon Jardin! took me by complete surprise with its rhubarb note, I was quite smitten and requested a sample to test further. A little sweeter than my CdG Rhubarb.

Then on to Fred Segal where we sniffed some Diptyque, Creed, Czech & Speake and the new L by Apothia. I was very tempted by the wonderful line of Burn lotions they cary that match their candle scents, but I didn't cave, I simply have no more room!!!

Then off to Ebba right down the street, a charming little shop with amazing jewelry in addition to their fragrances. I got a chance to sniff the very special Queen Ruby candle, it was lovely, I should have bought it. I did end up buying the Ebba By Sea. I have been wanting this fragrance since the summer. It's a nice aquatic without being overly ozone and chemical.

It was a beautiful sunny day, sweet friend, lots of sniffing, just a perfect shopping trip. :O)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Scent of the Day - Friday - 11/03/06

TGIF!!! I'm planning to do a little sniffing this weekend, so I will dutifully report back in! Today I'm wearing iPdF Mirra. What are you wearing?

Guerlain Christmas - News

For Christmas this year Guerlain will release L’Instant de Guerlain Secret Touch. Isn't this intriguing with its lovely bottle? Being a big L'Instant fan, I can't wait to try! Below is the from the Guerlain newsletter:

For Christmas, Guerlain has created L’Instant de Guerlain Secret Touch: designed to be used as a talisman in a secret ritual, this sensual, bewitching perfume is intensely feminine. As an object of desire, it is difficult to resist the magnificent Secret Touch. Its rounded, delicate bottle glistens like a jewel that kindles desire.

This spiritual talisman conceals a magic ink bottle eager to create a new and bold olfactory script. Drawing invisible letters on the skin, the wand tells an aromatic story to evoke the senses. One stolen kiss from this smooth gel and the skin exhales the sweetness of citrus honey, the freshness of light jasmine and the amber-based note of L’Instant de Guerlain.

Dedicated to all women who want to discover this sensual pleasure, L’Instant de Guerlain Secret Touch is a luxurious potion that will captivate you for more than an instant.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Scent of the Day - Thursday - 11/02/06

Did you all enter the drawing below for Lucky Shops?? If you win, I win a prize too. Did you know someone from this Blog has won previously? How cool is that? Enter now!!!

I'm wearing Le Maroc today, what are you wearing?

New At Sephora - Fresh Gift Set

What a great idea for a Christmas gift, and at a great price! Who wouldn't love this adorable set? I know I would. Lemon Sugar, Sugar Blossom and a new one - Lychee Sugar.

This limited Edition set is available at Sephora only. Pick one up and tuck it away for Christmas. You could even divide the set up for stocking stuffers or office gifts. These scents are light sweet and most likely appreciated by all.

Notes from Sephora:
A Spoonful of Sugar What it is:A trio of Fresh sugar-laden fragrance favorites in a gorgeous gift box. What else you need to know:Set includes a 0.5 oz Lychee Sugar Eau de Parfum Spray (a blend of lychee flower and sweet sugar), 0.5 oz Sugar Blossom Eau de Parfum Spray (sheer floral with hints of Italian lemon), and a 0.5 oz Lemon Sugar (refreshingly sweet with sugar-dipped lemon rind).


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Orris Noir - Ormonde Jayne - Review

I have had trouble with getting this one untill today. Trying it two to three times before only on my wrist, getting only a peppery soap scent. Today I sprayed it quite liberally all over and wow! Now I get it. And now I want it too.

Starting out chilly with a slight medicinal note, soon the fragrance begins to warm into a soapy, peppery scent. Then stand back, as the fragrance really blooms! Bursting with cinnamon, now the fragrance turns from warm to cool smelling much more like carnations than iris, spicy and bold. Amazing how it starts cool, turns warm, than cools down again! The trademark Ormonde Jayne drydown follows; lovely slightly sweet, watery fresh traces linger on your skin for hours. Another incredible fragrance from this remarkable perfumer.

Notes: Davana, pink pepper, cardamom, iris, coriander seed, bergamot, sambac absolut, pimento berries, bay cinnamon, incense, myrrh, patchouli, Chinese cedar, saffron and civet.

Ormonde Jayne fragrances are currently only available direct from Ormonde Jayne - London.

Ormonde Jayne Perfumery
12 The RoyalArcade
28 Old Bond Street
London W1S 4SL
Tel: 0207 499 1100

Scent of the Day - Wednesday - 11/01/06

Good Morning!! Welcome to November! Today I'm wearing Ormonde Jayne Orris Noir. What are you wearing?