If you are at all familiar with me or my YouTube channel, you are probably familiar with my voracious appetite for tea fragrances. The fragrance that ignited this passion (and my love for beloved nose Francis Kurdjian) it Elizabeth Arden’s classic… Green Tea.
Bright, and refreshing- tea fragrances are some of the most popular types of fragrances, especially green tea. You have Bvlgari au the Vert, by Kilian’s Imperial Tea and the one that started it all for me- Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, and it’s numerous (and I mean NUMEROUS) flankers!
When I think of green tea fragrances I instantly think of Green Tea from Elizabeth Arden. The nose behind this fragrance is the legendary Francis Kurkdjian. Created in 1999 this bright and aromatic perfume became a classic and created a fine and distinguished lineage of beloved flankers as well.
Green Tea is so beloved because it is an easy, and gorgeously aromatic and bright fragrance.
Top notes of Peppermint, Orange, Rhubarb, Bergamort, and Lemon- Middle Notes of Green Tea, Jasmine, Celery Seed, Carnation- and Base notes of Musk, Fennel, Oakmoss, Caraway and White Amber. There is a lot going on in this fragrance. So many different layers and conflicting notes, but it all blends together effortlessly and beautifully.
This is a perfume that dances on your skin. Being slightly sweet, green, and refreshing it works beautifully in the spring and summertime. Its easy to wear but also has a simple elegance to it’s body as well. If you’re looking for something more fitted to cooler weather or better for the evenings look to its many flankers. (I am particularly fond of Green Tea Exotic and Green Tea Spiced for cooler weather).
It performs beautifully in any climate and is fitting for most daytime and evening casual occasions. The other beautiful thing about this fragrance is its price point, its incredibly affordable for such a gorgeous fragrance! So at the end of the day you get a gorgeous perfume that has excellent performance, without breaking the bank!
If you’re familiar with my Youtube channel and reviews then you will be familiar with my love for the beautiful creations from perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. L’eau A La Rose is a newer fragrance from his house, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, that was released in 2019. I am an avid lover of A La Rose, and when I learned about this release I was terribly excited.
Now it is safe to say I adore rose fragrances in general. Some people abhor this note, and others just love and embrace its bold personality and sweet floral nature. No matter what the composition, I usually love a good rose fragrance. Give me your jammy roses, your watery garden variety, your strong and sophisticated rose musk combos, or the bold and brave rose ouds! I love em, and I wear em!
The beauty in A La Rose however is it’s silent sophistication. That tender sweet pea note with the violet leaf and musks really helps the beautifully romantic rose note sit on your skin and dance across the air as you wear it. Timeless is a word I would use to describe that fragrance, and also silently sophisticated yet playful and light. Its just beautiful.
L’eau A La Rose definitely fits into that category of a timeless and sophisticated floral fragrance. Embracing the sparkly floral musks that Francis Kurkdjian is known for, it has a beautifully light and watery quality to it. Instead of gentle sweet pea and violet leaf you get a light sweetness from lychee and that beautiful peony that help add that watery, dew like quality to an already delicate and youthful scent. Lighter on the skin, more sparkly and youthful. L’eau A La Rose is a beautiful delight that smells crisp, sparkly, slightly sweet and floral. A perfect addition for a springtime and summer fragrance rotation that doesn’t sacrifice sophistication for hot weather wearability!
Moschino Cheap and Chic is a bright, fun, and perfect perfume for the summer months! Released by the designer house in 1995, it has long been considered an iconic fragrance from this brand. Moschino is not known to shy away from outrageous branding, unique but wearable compositions and fun scents, and Cheap and Chic I Love Love definitely encompasses the brands unique and fearless style. One only has to look at the iconic Olive Oyl inspired bottle to see its playful nature. And one whiff will win you over.
With its unique melange of notes its easy to see why some people are baffled by this scent, and others are so inspired. Among a long list of notes, the most pronounced ones are bergamot, petitgrain, yuzu, rose, jasmine, water lily, violet, orris, vanilla, musk, orchid, tonka bean, and ambergris. It opens strong, and startling with an unapologetic blast of citrus, which then melts into an aromatic woodsy notes with a feminine floral heart. The musk really cements it all together and adds a little bit of a dazzling finish.
The performance for this fragrance is exceptional as well. It has fantastic longevity even in the most humid of environments, so you don’t have to worry about this perfume fading away in the middle of the day. Its projection and sillage is fantastic as well, has a lovely aura to it that people near you will definitely be able to enjoy!
This scent is a wearable blend of a variety of conflicting notes, that come together to create something special. Cheap and Chic I Love Love is as unique as its designer house while still being wearable and enjoyable- especially in super duper hot weather. And I think that is pretty terrific!
I am slowly working on trying to create and index for helping people who might want more info in the FragComm. This will include a list of columnists , Bloggers, Reviewers, Niche and luxury houses as well as common sayings other things I feel might be beneficial.
To start off this project I have (and I believe) compiled ALL the fragrance reviewers on YouTube (myself being one of them)!!! This will have a list of all of the channels that do primarily fragrance content, since there are a LOT of reviewers I won’t do my usual blurb for each one at first, Over time I will add blurbs and info on each channel. Now I just want to make sure there is a nice list and I include everyone! So check back if you want to know more about these channels!
Since there are a lot more male fragrance reviewers then female I broke the list up into 2 parts. the first one (Founding Fathers) are for the reviewers who have been doing this for over 3 years. This list will include newer faces.
IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE! Comment with their channel and I will check it out and if it fits I will add it to this list! These are just single channel and collab channels with have their own index! There are a LOT of reviewers so when this list goes up I will have added people to the best of my ability
I had gotten this a few days ago and shared on my Tumblr. Decided to share here as well!
I have really wanted a nice burnt rusty burgundy eyeshadow for pretty much ever, and I found it! From 3 Concept Eyes in color Saturn! and I got a nice dark eye shadow crayon to add some nice contrast! I decided to try out their pore balm to cause Lord my pasty skin NEEDS all the help it can get!
SWATCHES, only two but still!
Those colors are exactly what I am looking for. The shadow shows little more orange then it does IRL, But it does have beautiful rust undertones.
The eye shadow is in color Saturn and the eye crayon is in color bad times! ❤ Can’t wait to use these guys! I’ll probably do a review of the pore balm in the future too!
Anyways if you are unfamiliar with 3 Concept Eyes products do give them a shot. They are amazing quality, the colors are great, and they have some unique products as well!
I’ve decided to do a little introduction to this blog of mine. I am a lady who loves love loves make up and skin care (and cats, OBVIOUSLY). Problem is for most of my life I didn’t take care of my skin AT ALL! So I have a lot of problems to address. Pores YUCK, hyperpigemtation, blackheads, dry skin, and more….. yuck and YUCK! So for the past year and a half I decided to really try and get my skin back! I have noticed a lot of people have one or two of the problems I have, and to get real world reviews and results is hard. I devoted a lot of time to watching youtube bloggers, reading blogs and product reviews on websites, and I have to say it has been pretty great so far. Since I have started this journey I have noticed I have better skin. It’s more luminous, healthy and a lot of my major problems have been addressed. There are still a few things I have to work on too. So I thought MAYBE if I had a blog that could talk about the products I use, how they help my skin, the makeup I use and such maybe if could help someone else. And if not I enjoy talking about it anyways, so I can just ramble into a empty blog with no followers for my own amusement!
ANYWAYS I will be mostly talking about products I use that are good and bad, as well as a change in my diet to help with my healthfulness, and make up I use which is fun and good, and also doesn’t aggregate my skin!
You will also see pictures of cats, both mine and furry friends I wish I could meet.