Incredible Things

Incredible Things (Taylor Swift for EA 2014) is fruity, luscious, velvety and bright, with juicy tropical florals and modern, pert notes of grapefruit and pink pepper. Into the drydown a gentle but crisp Haitian vetiver and rich, warm Madagascar vanilla grow in intensity. It’s really a nice fragrance despite being an oft maligned “celebrity scent.”…

Red Door

Red Door by Elizabeth Arden (1989) is warm and sophisticated.  The jasmine is gummy, with a banana-like sweetness while ylang-ylang adds a light, almost whimsical twist.  Orange blossom and vetiver are sharp.  It’s a very early 1990’s/late 80’s scent – fruity florals that are round, bright and a bit loud. Top notes: ylang-ylang and red…

Giorgio Beverly Hills

The original Giorgio Beverly Hills is suprisingly chypre like (Giorgio Beverly Hills 1981) with a deep, green freshness at first.  It’s luxurious, floral, a bit overwhelming and heavy and sadly doesn’t work the best with my chemistry at first.  However, as it progresses and becomes slightly powdery it changes and turns into a very lovely…

Sunflowers

Sunflowers (even though actual sunflowers don’t have a smell) by Elizabeth Arden (Elizabeth Arden 1993) is an ozonic floral fragrance with a demure breezy sensibility. There’s a dominant note of melon that is inviting and fresh throughout and a warm, but still upbeat base of cedar, amber, musk and sandalwood.  It’s one of my favorite…

Wonderstruck

“I stay up too late Got nothing in my brain That’s what people say That’s what people say I go on too many dates But I can’t make them stay At least that’s what people say That’s what people say But I keep cruising Can’t stop, won’t stop moving It’s like I got this music…