Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Men's Cologne Review & Mention of Fragrance Sale - 50% Off!

Great fragrance sale on colognes and perfumes online now through December 15th by perfumer Liz Zorn. Check it out. You can also get an additional 10% off of the already marked down stuff by entering the code "november50" at check out! Some scents I recommend buying are Rivertwon Road and Vanillaville.
Rivertown Road cologne

Friday, December 27, 2013

Yves St Laurent - Best Mainstream Office Scent Cologne for Men

Clean, and non-invasive, yet head-turning. People will notice you smell good and want to be near you.

Fragrance Profile
Name: L'Homme
Aromas: Apple, Clean Sophistication
Cost: $$
Perfume Line: Yves St. Laurent
Creator: Dominique Ropion  

If You Like This Scent, Try These Too:

  • Morrocan Mint Tea by Ava Luxe, a scent of mint tea with a sandalwood dry down.
  • Rivertown Road by Liz Zorn of SOIVOIHLE Perfumesa fourge scent of lavender and honey

Thursday, December 26, 2013

5 Smoke Inspired Colognes for Men

smoke cologne
While I like smelling a camp fire of burning logs while I am out camping and hiking, I don't usually want to smell this way during the daytime hours. But evening and night is a different thing altogether. (Que the sound of a wolf howling at the moon!)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best Niche Winter Cologne For Men

mens winter cologne
Winter Woods by Sonoma Scent Studio. This scent turns heads. Compliments and questions of "What scent are you wearing." The aroma reminds me of sitting near a fireplace sipping cider and smelling cedar wood. Creates a sensual animalic and masculine atmosphere.

Fragrance Profile
Name: Winter Woods
Aromas: Cedar, Baked Apple Pie
Cost: $
Perfume Line: Sonoma Scent Studio
Creator: Laurie Erickson  

If You Like This Scent, Try These Too:

  • December by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes, a nice scent of fir trees, a hint of apple, and cozy sugar cookies.
  • Keni by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz of DSH Perfumes a long lasting cinnamon scent that wafts off the skin for hours.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Perfect Scent, A Year Inside The Perfume Industry

The Perfect Scent Book by Chandler Burr
Randomly picked up "The Perfect Scent" by Chandler Burr. The book delves into the world of perfumers giving a very artistic, yet well-rounded with science, look into the luxury world of scent. It follows two perfumes: Lovely being created in New York City by the perfumers at Coty under the creative direction of Sarah Jessica Parker (famed Sex & The City star), & Jardin Su De Nil being created by Ellena in Paris for the luxury brand Hermes.

Author Chandler Burr does a bang-up great job of blending together the art & science of perfumery while taking us through the not-often-seen parts of what it takes to create a perfume recipe. I had to put the book down several times to look up fragrances that he was describing because I wanted to see the bottles they came in and get a better visual idea of what they each were. 

My appreciation for perfumers has sky-rocketed after reading this book. If you are into cologne and perfume, are kinda geeky with science, this is a great read.