Perfume
Tue 04.16

Anna Sui Fragrances: Fairy Dances and Forbidden Affairs

Since 1999, Anna Sui has released more than 15 fragrances, each one sweeter than the last. Not all designers are able to infuse their signature styles into their scents, but Anna’s love of bold colors and patterns truly comes to life in these bottles. I recently tried her two most recent eau de toilettes, the […]

Thu 04.11

L’Occitane Launches La Collection de Grasse

Today marks the debut of L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse ($75 for 75ml + various gift sets available), a new collection of scents inspired by … you guessed it …. the fragrance Mecca Grasse. There’s nothing more inspiring than the South of France so I’m not surprised that the brand’s in-house perfumer found herself inspired […]

Wed 04.10

Jimmy Choo Launches New Scent, Flash

Jimmy Choo just launched its latest fragrance called Flash ($75-98) and it’s fittingly…Flashy! Leading up to the launch the brand sent me little clues for five days straight as to what the scent was all about – in short they want this scent to get you in the mood for a super glam, fun night […]

Mon 04.08

Terveer Perfume Oil: Green is Good

What I love about Terveer is that they use rich natural oils that warm up better on your skin than the average spray-on perfume. The scents aren’t overly formulated – just simple, familiar, and lovely. The founders Annie and Therese Gibson are sisters who grew up on a farm in Southern Minnesota, so their Green […]

Thu 04.04

Prada Luna Rossa

I was sent a sample of Luna Rossa ($62-102), the new Eau de Toilette from Prada (named after the brand’s America’s Cup Challenge team), and before I could even smell it my dad spotted it, opened it, and staked his claim to it! That’s what I get for stopping by my parents place for dinner […]

Tue 03.26

Versace Launches Eros

It might be obvious, but the new Versace men’s fragrance, Eros ($62), isn’t one I’d recommend a straight man go check-out. If you’re gay – and perhaps even if you’re a woman – however, it’s a nice, albeit somewhat aggressive scent….it’s inspired by a Greek God after-all! The first men’s scent that Donatella has launched […]

Wed 03.20

Marchesa Parfum D’Extase: Garden of Delight

Displaying your perfume is hardly a new concept, but never before has there been such a beautiful bottle for the task. Would you expect anything less from lavish Marchesa? Parfum D’Extase’s bottle (a decoration for your vanity if nothing else) is the perfect presentation of what the brand is all about – luxury, decadence, femininity, […]

Wed 03.13

Dries Van Noten by Frederic Malle

Dries Van Noten and Frederic Malle have partnered up to launch the designer’s first scent ($185-$265), which is the first of a series of scents Malle is doing based on “extraordinary individuals.” The pairing couldn’t be more perfect. The two brands are so nsync aesthtically in fact that the first store outside of Paris to […]

Mon 02.25

Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum

I’m not big on snakeskin so the box that Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum ($98) came in didn’t immediately appeal to me, making it all the more of a pleasant surprise to find the above chic bottle inside. I was expecting a more aggressive scent because I think of the brand as having such a […]