Category Archives: Art

Sikkim Grlz

I don’t think that I understood the whole Lush / Gorilla Perfumes concept until yesterday.  That’s when I smelled one of their earlier entries – Sikkim Girls – for the first time. I was immediately transported back to a head-shop in … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Computers, Entertainment, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, History, Internet, Music, News and politics, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Four Dudes, a Classy Dame, and a Boozy Babe

….OTHERWISE known as Field Notes from Cowtown – this week’s ruberrific report on my spectacular sniffing experiences, out in the real world of designer fragrance, in the malls of flyover country. But first, a message from our sponsor’s required movie of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Entertainment, Fashion, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cultural Capitalism: Fear and Loathing in the Perfume Aisle at Macy’s

….an abstract symphonic post, in which, by a Kansas tornado of antideconstuctive disestablishmentarianism, we consider the fragrant origins of Donald Trump’s cultural counter-insurgency, mostly by way of stream-of-subconsciousness, non-snob reviews of Trump’s two modern scents, Success and Empire. prelude When Donald Trump announced that … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Entertainment, Fashion, Fragance, Fragrance Reviews, News and politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luca’s Rose Garden

Today, we sniff the great and near-mythical fragrance, Shiseido Nombre Noir.  This fragrance, which was, for a long time, the favorite fragrance of perfume critic Luca Turin, is something of a legend in the fragrance community.  I consider it an … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Fashion, Fragrance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Cuir d’Iris: Pierre the Purse Snatcher

Panic turns to joy Pierre didn’t steal her purse Just its quiet song _______________________ Noses:  http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129765.html Fragrance:  http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/34531/brand/Parfumerie_Generale/Private_Collection%3A_Cuir_d%27Iris.html

Posted in Art, Fashion, Fragrance | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Heterodoria iridum

Good irises come in pairs.  At least, it sure seems that way.  Two of my favorites are the matched Prada pair, Infusion d’Iris and Infusion d’Homme.  They’re even better in French – as member JaimeB taught us on Basenotes.  Most … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Entertainment, Fashion, Fragrance, Music, Science, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Labdanum 18 – Love Notes from the Master of Musk

Labdanum 18 – which I tested as the oil – is a very interesting scent.  It wasn’t until I loved the base, that I started to understand why I didn’t like the opening.  Because when I got to the base, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Fashion, Fragrance | Tagged , , , , , , ,