I thought I’d share this little corner of my world and everything in it, and a few stories (because with fragrance … there’s always a story).
This time of year is full of awesome excuses: have to go shopping, have to eat marshmallows shaped like birds, have to get some new perfume.
With this, I bring you a few inspirations and new cults-to-be for your Spring scent wardrobe updates:
1. Orla Kiely Rosie - Limited Edition. Her designs manage to be feminine and at the same time ungirlie. So it is with this interesting woody floral based on natural rose.
2. Narcisco Rodriguez For Her Eau Délicate - Limited Edition. Narcisco could make Shoe Stank for Her and I would buy it. I think the fundamentals of this fragrance are a masterpiece that so many have copied. A delicate version = air freshener, pillow freshener, air freshener, lingerie drawer freshener, etc.
3. Flora by Gucci Glamourous Magnolia - To me, a green/white floral is the essence of the new season - it’s literally the scent of Spring!
4. Ferragamo Signorina - Jasmine plus panna cotta. Just saying! And the bottle is too good. Let’s buy 2 and tape the tops on our ballet flats. What. I think it would work.
I’ve been listening to a ton of Bruce lately (Tunnel of Love much?) so I think I might have to pick some of this up.
Does this: A clean, sweet lavender with vanilla and musk - inspired by Chanel’s favorite
Is this: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Jersey
Get this: Above
Price: $110.00 (2.5 oz), $210 (6.8 oz)
There’s something about fragrance oil that’s more human that eau de toilette. The scent sinks in, warms on your skin, and somehow feels more intimate, personal … more “signature.” For summer, I have a theory that oils just last longer
on your schweaty body.
Fragrance oils have been making cult beauty lists for ages, so I thought I’d share my top five cult classics, and my top five “next generation” cult favorites.
The old (but still wonderful) guard - >
And for the newbies on the block ->
Tell me, did I miss any of your personal favorites?
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