Friday, March 30, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Scent of the Day - Thursday 03-29-07

Cuir Beluga for me today. How did I dismiss this one earlier?
Insanity. It is beyond lovely.
What are you wearing today?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Scent of the Day - Wednesday 03-28-07

Diptyque Oyedo - Wow this one is very different! Yuzu, mint and thyme.
What are you wearing today?

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Scent of the Day - Tuesday 03-27-07

Today again Fresh's new one Hesperides.
What are you wearing?
My Dad was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He pronounced his birthplace as "lou-a-vol", or something close to that.

He pronounced Ohio - "a-hi-a".

On this his birthday - March 27, 1914
I thought I'm pay tribute to some of the things he loved:

Mail Pouch Tobacco
Wiedemann Beer
Cincinnati Reds Baseball
Bulk chocolate
Raisin Bran
Squirrel hunting
One arm pushups
Fast cars
Muscle t-shirts
Conductor caps
Tracking the weather
Lawrence Welk
Being underestimated
Sleeping in late

Monday, March 26, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

Scent of the Day - Friday 03-23-07

TGIF! - It's been a crazy busy week for me.
Today I'm wearing the new Summer Edition Pleasures
What are you wearing?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Scent of the Day - Wednesday 03-21-07

Ack! I am so busy! Busy at work, busy at home! I'll try and check in later today.
Today I'm wearing Malie Hawaii parfum.
What are you wearing?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Scent of the Day - Tuesday 03-20-07

Today I'm wearing Parfumerie Generale -
Private Collection: Bois de Copaiba
What are you wearing?

Monday, March 19, 2007

Scent of the Day - Monday 03-19-07

Oh busy day for me - so late in posting. Just sampling today and doing lots and lots of decanting!

What are you wearing today, on this beautiful day when the swallows come back to Capistrano, and the buzzards return to Hinkley, Ohio?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Scent of the Day - Weekend

Sunday: Oh my gosh, I missed St. Patrick's Day!! I forgot to wear green and I didn't even get pinched! What is the world coming to? Well happy St Patrick's Day Weekend to all you Irish and Irish for the day!
Saturday: Well I'm just puttering around the house today - trying several new samples. Amoung them the MDCI line and some new Parfumerie Generale and the new Creed Island Water.

What are you up to today?

Friday, March 16, 2007

40º à l’Ombre - Satallite - Review

If you like Pamplelune, you will love this one. They share a very prominent note. You know the one? Need I say more? Like Momma always said ... oh never mind. Sparkling and bubbly but wayyyy more grapefruit than orange, if you know what I mean. And I suspect you do.

"A light and sparkling scent
like an icy zest.
A bubble of freshness.
Orange Mirage! Infinitely Orange!"

LuckyScent interprets the name to mean 40 degrees in the shade. I like Satellite's description ... Orange "Mirage".

Notes: Lemon, orange, bergamot, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, geranium, musk, sandalwood, patchouli

Available in the USA at:

In Europe at:

credits: LuckyScent &

Corrida - Satellite - Review

Smelling suspiciously plummy for a non-plum scent, the black current must be working overtime or there are some notes missing here. Deep raspberry is present too, bringing to mind Emanuel Ungaro Apparition but ... not. This may be a favorite of red fruit lovers, but the rich deep fruit played against the creamy sandalwood is making me queasy. Ripe fruit sitting in a wooden bowl in the sun all day at the bull fight. I'm trying to see the romance. As for animal torture, don't even get me started.

Googling around, I had hoped to fine some other meaning for Corrida with no luck. Although there was a car with a red corrida paint job. And guess what? Locked inside, sitting in the sun, was a bowl of very hot fruit.

"Red flowers and red fruits.
Definitely red, Red Corrida,
for a fragrance rich
as a dress made of light.
We all will be Aficionados!"

Here again we find vibrantly colored juice and a bottle that is oh so collection worthy. Don't let my review scare you off. If you love red fruits and a creamy finish this might work for you.

I would have liked a Sangria scent better, red fruits and citrus, a little vodka. Forget the florals and the bull. Literally.

Notes: Black currant, neroli, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, floral accord, sandalwood

Available in the USA at:

In Europe at:

credits: LuckyScent &

Scent of the Day - Friday 03-16-07

TGIF!! Le Maroc for me today. I noticed in my Czech & Speake 88 yesterday a nice Rose Otto note that reminded me of Le Maroc.

What are you wearing?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

A la figue! - Satallite - Review

My second favorite of the Satallite new releases is a bit hard for a non-fig-lover to admit. Not fully understanding how "green" most fig scents are, this seems pretty green to me. Crisp and twiggy and at the same time cool and smooth as glass. There is a milky, creamy note that never gets too heavy or rich. I can feel my figgy friends swooning over my words. Yes, go ahead, buy it. And I'll take a decant please!

"Intense memory of a summer night
Hammock under the fig tree.
The magic moment of the scents come out,
underling with purple the horizon."

Again nice bottle, but the juice is so pale! They should have gone for a deep purple-red juice or even green in keeping with the vibrant theme. Cute little purple gem dangles.

Notes: Fig tree sap, fresh fig, iris, white lily of the valley, cyclamen, vanilla, cedar, white musk, patchouli

Available in the USA at:

In Europe at:

credits: LuckyScent &

Scent of the Day - Thursday 03-15-07

Today I'm wearing CZECH & SPEAKE NO. 88 - What are you wearing?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Ipanema - Satellite - Review

Ahhh I close my eyes and I breathe in - Ipanéma.
The warm breeze of summertime in Rio, toes in hot summer sand, the salty smell of the sea on my skin. My tall drink at hand and all is right with the world.

A delicate blending of the notes renders the composition just perfect. Not to salty, not too ozone, not too fruity or sweet. Like a soft sexy whisper again your skin, it's dreamy and exotic, and downright sexy.

"As a seashell polished by the wave
The turquoise smell of the ocean around a sand bank
Lying in the sun, pleasure of the beach ...
Blue foam of a summer romance "

As if the tantalizing description is not enough, feast your eyes on the vivid turquoise juice and the bottle topped with beach jewelry charms. If this isn't enough to make a winter-bored perfumista buy unsniffed, I don't know what will.

Notes: Ylang, orange, grapefruit, freesia, sandalwood, coco, white flowers, tonka bean, vanilla, sea accord, patchouli

If Fire Island was a little too lotion smelling for you, try this little escape to Rio.

Available in the USA at:

In Europe at:

credits: LuckyScent &

Scent of the Day - Wednesday 03-14-07

Today I'm wearing Ipanema and dreaming of Summer Vacation.

What are you wearing?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Monday, March 12, 2007

Rousse - Serge Lutens - Review

Ahhh my recent clove addiction has found me delighted in several new fragrances I don't know how I lived without. One of which is Serge Lutens newest - Rousse.

I know this is supposed to be mainly a cinnamon infused scent, but I get clove. Lots of clove, simmering pots of potpourri at Christmas, orange studded clove pomanders, and yes cinnamon. Dry cinnamon sticks stirred into hot cider. Foody and rich gourmand spicy, mouthwatering and reminiscent of my childhood.

Some of you may remember my reference to my childhood experiments in my Grandmother's kitchen with my grade school friend Marcia. We loved to cook and bake as a diversion over the long summer vacation. One speciality was adding clove to orange Jell-O. A lot of clove. The taste was ummm … interesting. But the smell … divine. These scents bring back those smells from my Grandmother’s kitchen some 40 years ago. They are poignant and bittersweet.

I know some have been disappointed in this scent, and I think I know why. My guess is by the notes, what people may have been expecting was a dry, spicy, woody fragrance. But rather, they are greeted by a strong, foody, gourmand. Ahh well, their loss is my gain. I am sitting here with my nose glued to my arm on this warm and sunny spring-like day drifting back to those summers in Ohio and my Grandmother's kitchen.

I LOVE The Scented Salamander's Review where she identifies the "Tiger Balm accord" that is the theme of Heeley Spirit of the Tiger, another strongly scented clove fragrance that I find irrestible. Read her review here: The Scented Salamander

Top: Floral Notes, Aromatic Notes, Fruit
Middle note : Cinnamon-Wood Note, Spices
Base note : Amber, Musks, Vanilla

Scent of the Day - Monday 03-12-07

Today I'm wearing SL Rousse.

What are you wearing?

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Scent of the Day - Weekend

No fragrance for me today as I was on the way to the Sniffa!
What are you wearing today?

Read below the Local Orange County Sniffa Details!

Local Orange County Sniffa Details!

I'm just back from our local area Sniffa! What F U N !! I really can't stress enough if you don't attend these you are really missing out. We all have a common bond, and it feels warm and fuzzy to be with these people who feel like old friends. I met some of these MUA gals at the LA Sniffapalooza. And some are local here in my area and we have never met! But now we will be in touch!

So we began at the Chanel boutique. Eh. I believe the consensus was that looking at the entire collection of ten, we already own our favorites. Most of us love Bois Des Iles and No 22. I love Gardenia too and many love Cuir de Russe. No one bought any, although most agreed they were nice.

Then on to SAKS to hit the Bond counter. Our Saks is in the middle of a remodel so the fragrances were a bit jammed in and most of the Bond urns were missing, but all the testers were there so we did a lot of sniffing. We tried the new Bill Blass, another tuberose base that put me off. Most of the time was spent at Bond. And those who did buy got in on the final day of the Saks beauty GWP.

Whew! Now a much needed brake for our noses and some refreshments we hijacked some tables outside The Coffee Bean and took over. It was nice to get to know each other a little better instead of all perfume talk.

On to Coach for some of us - the new Coach signature scent is a nice white floral. It starts out sweet and slightly fresh, and dries down a little creamy with the tuberose coming up. I liked it better before the drydown. Everyone agreed it was "nice" also.

Then on to the Nordstrom Niche where the lovey SA and Manager, Lynda, had goodie bags waiting for us. My Nordstrom is just the best! Caron, The Different Co, Guerlain, Annick Goutal, Armani Prive, Amarouge, Etro, CSP, Hermes - just to name a few!! There was a raffle for two gorgeous full size posters from the movie Perfume. Oh I would have loved to be in on a fix for that one! Here I purchased the new Marc Jacobs Splash in Orange - which I have previously scoped out on Wednesday night during my pre-sniffa-sniffa. :O)

With hugs and promises to do this again, we said our goodbyes with happy hearts and the knowledge we all will do this again. :O)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Scent of the Day - Friday 03-09-07

I'm just testing some samples today - tomorrow I am going to a mini-sniffa here in my area. I hope to get to some reviews next week!
What are you wearing today?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Scent of the Day - Thursday 03-08-07

Good Morning! I'm late checking in due to my little late night sniffa!
What are you wearing?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Monday, March 05, 2007

New Release - Coach

Coach announces their new Signature Scent. The bottle is nice I wonder how it will be? The only description is that it's a "soft floral". I'll try and get a sniff later this week. The price is $68 and Coach says it is "Perfume" - New 1.7 OZ PERFUME SPRAY. Humm makes one wonder at that price doesn't it?

Here is what they have to say about that: "There are several types of fragrances; perfume, eau de parfum and eau de toilettes. The type of fragrance depends on the concentration of scents or amount of oils used in the fragrance. Coach’s fragrance is a perfume which has the highest concentration of perfume oils, making the scent last longer."

There is also a Purse Spray at $42 and a Solid Perfume at $40

Image & Text: Coach press release

Scent of the Day - Monday 03-05-07

I think I'm going with SL Rousse today. Working on a review to follow.
What are you wearing?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Happy Anniversary to my Blog!
It all started TWO Years ago today.
I got off to a slow start, but here I am still standing!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Scent of the Day - Weekend!!

Sunday: I'm wearing Keiko Mecheri Myrrhe & Merveilles. I am on the verge of selling my last half of this bottle. It is strange, so aldehydic, yet sometimes I do love it. I think it is not really me, but it is unique. What are you wearing today?
Saturday: Well I just got a big ole bottle of Krazy Kritzia and have been going a little Krazy with it. How about you? What are you wearing today?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Scent of the Day - Friday 03-02-07

FINALLY!! I have been locked out of my blog for two mornings now due to Blogger's Spamming Blocker thinking my Blog is a Spammer Blog! Very frustrating! The waiting, which I thought would be just a few hours. Just a warning to other Blogger format blogs.
I'm wearing Roma today.
What are you wearing?