Fragrance


Alexander McQueen eau de parfum review

alexander mcqueen eau de parfum review

Pictured: c/o Alexander McQueen eau de parfum

Alexander McQueen eau de parfum is a beautiful, floral fragrance made in France. The floral mix of fragrance notes features a timeless combination which is subtle, and easy to wear on a daily basis. This could easily become your signature fragrance!

I tested out Alexander McQueen edp by first spraying it on around 7am. The scent was soft yet complex. Due to the high quality ingredients in Alexander McQueen eau de parfum, the fragrance lasted throughout the day, and well into the night. It is always fabulous when you don’t have to reapply a perfume during the day. Love that!

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Pictured: perfume / scarf

Alexander McQueen eau de parfum is a combination of Sambac Jasmine, Tuberose, and Ylang-Ylang. The combination of these three florals offers a vintage, timeless fragrance experience which is easy to wear to the office, in tight quarters such as the theater, and for casual weekend activities. Since it is such a classic scent, Alexander McQueen eau de parfum can be worn for any style of occasion from a casual weekend picnic to a formal gala event.

This has turned out to be my new go-to fragrance for the winter season. I rate Alexander McQueen eau de parfum five out of five stars! Love!

You can find Alexander McQueen eau de parfum online here. There are also several gift sets which are perfect for gift giving this holiday season. I have clipped them into the shopping widget below. Enjoy!

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Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven parfum review

christian louboutin parfum review

Pictured: Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven parfum

Christian Louboutin creates the hottest high heels on Earth; let’s be frank. When he introduced nail polish, followed by lipstick, a few years ago, his beauty collection mirrored his footwear; allowing women to to feel beautiful, and anything-but-understated, from head to toe. So this season when he introduced fragrance, expectations were high.

Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven parfum is one of three new perfumes from Christian Louboutin. All three perfumes are heavy, sensual, and not something you would wear to a job interview; let’s be frank again!

I had to own one of Christian Louboutin’s new parfum’s. If I could afford all three, I would have gone for it! Alas, a girl only has so much cash, so one parfum it was! I chose Trouble in Heaven parfum because it seemed to have been the warmest, and spiciest of the three scents. I love warm and spicy!

Trouble in Heaven parfum combines main fragrance notes of iris, Patchouli, amber, and Tonka Absolut which creates a sophisticated, intoxicating, warm, and heavy fragrance experience perfect for evenings, cold weather, and special events. Love!

Top notes: bergamot, cascalone

Middle notes: rose boutin, iris firabs

Base notes: amber, patchouli, tonka absolut, labdnum

When I first sprayed Trouble in Heaven on my wrist, there was a swirl of fragrance notes laced in patchouli. It took about five minutes to settle down into a beautiful, smooth Patchouli scent with a faint floral hiding in the background. The Tonka Absolut is what smooths down the Patchouli, making it calm, and spicy, at the same time. While the Amber is hard to detect, it is working in the background to keep the fragrance experience warm, and sensual. Amber has a habit of doing that when it is in the base, and not the heart. 😉

Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven parfum is a heavy scent, reminiscent of the trail-leaving perfumes of the 1980s. This is a mysterious, attraction-getting scent. It is the ideal fragrance to wear to formal events, gala celebrations, date nights, and anytime you want to stand out in the crowd. Love it!

There is more to Christian Louboutin’s new fragrance collection than heavy, intoxicating perfumes. There is the packaging. Leave it to Christian Louboutin to push the boundaries of beauty product packaging!

First he gave us an upside down, spiky high heel which doubles as a weapon for painting our nails. Then, Lououtin gave us another sharp, weapon-like object for painting our lips. Now,Louboutin has strayed from possible TSA disapproval into the realm of pure artwork.

The parfum bottles are twisted glass with a central aperture. The internal loop of the bottle creates a vision of the liquid being alive. The twists and turns in the glass catch light, making the liquid and glass combine to seem fiery; evoking a sense of luxury (diamond-like fire), and fire (the intoxicating, heavy scent).

Christian Louboutin left no detail unturned when he also added a magnetic cap to his parfum bottles! Yes, that’s right, no fiddling to get the cap on straight! It automatically makes itself straight due to the magnetic force within the cap. It is the easiest bottle to keep looking beautiful when stored! This is also a detail which helps when you are in a rush getting dressed. How many times have you fiddled with a bottle cap when you just need to get out the door? My hand is raised high! Thank you Christian Louboutin for thinking of this detail!!!

Lastly, did you notice I labelled this “parfum” and not EDP or EDT? That’s right! Christian Louboutin did not fool around with his fragrance collection. He did not dilute a drop to stretch his parfum into more bottles. This is parfum, not eau de parfum, and he did not raise the price to reflect this. The pricing is actually extremely low for parfum! I had to read, and re-read the packaging to make sure I was reading it correctly. This is pricing for EDP, not parfum. Who ever thought Christian Louboutin would give you tons of bang for your buck?! Love that!

Although Trouble in Heaven is my favorite of Christian Loubouin’s new parfum collection, if I had the extra cash, I would have purchased all three. They are all fabulous! I am giving Christian Louboutin Trouble in Heaven parfum five out of five stars!

You can find Trouble in Heaven parfum by Christian Louboutin online here.


Stella McCartney POP edp review

stella mccartney pop edp review

Fragrance: c/o Stella McCartney POP edp

Stella McCartney POP eau de parfum is a woody floral scent from famed designer Stella McCartney. POP by Stella McCartney is a warm, medium floral fragrance with a warm, woody base. It is a fabulous fragrance to wear now, and well into the fall season. Love!

Top notes: Tomato Leaves, Violet Leaves, Green Mandarin,

Middle notes: Violet, Tuberose, Plumeria,

Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musks

Stella McCartney POP edp starts off with a fresh, almost-green scent which is quickly met with the warm, smooth floral scent of violet and tuberose. The plumeria sits softly behind the violet and the tuberose. The floral scent has a slight woody lace throughout the day. After a full day, the florals settle in and you are left with a warm, woody base which is smoothed out by the musk note.

This combination of florals and woods makes POP by Stella McCartney perfect for moderate to cool weather. The scent is warming, yet bold; offering a cozy way to wear florals when the temperatures begin to dip. Love that!

I also would like to give this bottle design a shout out. The bottle evokes a carefree, 60’s vibe which is right in line with our current vintage trend in apparel. I always feel like an outfit is never complete without the right fragrance. POP is easy to wear with fall’s trends, making it the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble this autumn season.

Stella McCartney POP edp can be found online here.

I rate Stella McCartney POP edp five out of five stars! Love it!