Perfume, Reviews

Zoologist Perfume’s Dragonfly, an Aquatic Antidote to the Summer Subway Blues

Nothing good comes from summertime in New York City. Everything outside is too hot, and everything inside is too cold. The underboob sweat struggle is real. The subway stations become circles of Hell where you play fun games like “What Is *That* Smell?” and “I Hope It’s Just Vomit!” Every subway car is packed except for the one that you’ll get onto…

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First Impressions, Perfume

Xtina-Mas Perfume Advent Calendar Day 8, Part Deux: Touch of Seduction and Glam X, The Jewels of Queen Christina’s Crown

On the eighth day of Xtina-mas, I got too impatient to wait for the rest of my presents and decided I wanted to spend Christmas wearing something a little fancier than a Christina Aguilera fragrance, so I gave to me the holiday off from writing because Touch of Seduction and Glam X are the last of ’em ’til the Burlesque perfume Xtina-mas…

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First Impressions, Perfume

Xtina-mas Perfume Advent Calendar Day 1: Christina Aguilera, the Pretty Base(ic) One

Well, well, well. Color me surprised like Christina Aguilera colors her lips: aggressively. On the first day of Xtina-mas, Xtina gave to me an unexpectedly fresh and fruity floral with delicate, softly sweetened base. And while I’d love to jump right into Christina Aguilera’s eponymous 2007 perfume, let’s take a moment to add some context, shall we? 2007 was a…

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