Lalique Soleil

I’m going to be posting lots of reviews. I thought I’d start with Prouna. Now, I’ll move on to this… *sigh* When Chanel Gabrielle debuted in 2017 most people thought it was boring and trite. Very disappointing. I actually disagreed, but either way, now it seems like all these new releases remind me of it……

Libre

I very rarely review perfume on this blog nowadays. I used to have about a thousand reviews (?) that I’d written over a span of five years. But, I ordered some things from Saks (a store we no longer have in my area) and they sent me a sample of this new Yves Saint Laurent…

Athalia

This evening I decided to wear Athalia, sip some Merlot and see what happened. *sigh* I wasn’t going to write another post today, but I cannot resist. This fragrance is one of those very rare exceptions. When I first sampled it I tried just a bit. The last two times I’ve worn more and been…

Roses

Lately, after discovering Grown Alchemist, I have developed a desire to smell roses. GA uses a lot of roses in its products and you find yourself wanting more. I love everything I purchased from them, by the way. The brightening serum is superb! It has already made a difference in the few days I’ve used…

Baccarat Rouge 540

I received those samples from Luckyscent today. I’m not going to buy Lubin Gin Fizz. I had a sample before and loved it, but this time it didn’t wow me as much and I’m taking it off my to-buy list. It reminds me too much of Dior Pure Poison and I might just buy that…if…

Darjeeling 1957

I’ve been a fan of coffee my whole life. My Norwegian grandmother gave me my first taste of coffee when I was just four years old in a watered-down version I drank out of one of her Fire King milk glass cups. They had swirls with a gold rim and she had a whole set….

What They Like

I’ll never forget in college what one of my friends said. He was a young man who was particularly attuned to the latest trends and style. As he once claimed about his own look, he often tried to appear, “country club ready” with bright colored polos (remember the popped collars of the 2000’s?), perfectly matching…

Jersey Parfum

I love Chanel Jersey!!!! And tonight I finally opened my bottle of it. …That being said I still prefer the eau de toilette (from the original formulation). This parfum is lovely (as is the new eau de parfum) but it’s more of an elegant skin-scent on me than the gently enveloping first form. I do…

Favorites

I do love beautiful things. Currently, my signature “pretty things” have been the Louis Vuitton Noé, Chanel No. 22, Houbigant Orangers En Fleurs (recommended to me this spring by a stunning soul and a real friend who is sadly now deceased), pink lipsticks, and aquamarines. Now, I’m also strongly considering adding one more top-handle handbag…