Perfume, Reviews

Insta-Review: Lancôme Idôle 

I wish I could say I got my hands on Idôle early because Lancôme thought I was the second most influential person on the Interweb after Zendaya (face of Idôle and my biconfounding girl crush whenever she wears a blazer or tuxedo jacket on HBO’s Euphoria), but truth is I got it on presale. I burn with the fangirl fire…

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Perfume, Reviews

Some “Ones”: Thoughts on a Few Flankers of Dolce&Gabbana’s The One

Whoever named Dolce&Gabbana’s The One either has an excellent sense of irony or zero sense of foresight, because there are no less than ten different versions of The One currently or previously available, and I’m not counting any of the versions marketed towards men, but I digress. Last winter, I got a few different versions Not “The One”, Technically Speaking…

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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

Elephant Love Medley: First Impressions of Histoires de Parfums’ 1889 Moulin Rouge

Histoires de Parfums’ 1889 Moulin Rouge draws its inspiration from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 pop-musical hypomania extravaganza the famous Belle Epoque Parisian cabaret. It blends lipsticky notes of iris and rose with cinnamon, absinthe, musk, and patchouli to create a sensual and sophisticated powdery perfume. It’s like Etat Libre d’Orange’s Putain des Palaces without the shameless eroticism. It’s also like a What’s…

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