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Fragrance Review: Miu Miu – Miu Miu
Being this from a sub-brand of Prada, and with the same perfumer, Daniela Andrier (whose fragrances I tend to love), I had moderately high hopes for what’d be inside the pretty & cool, neo-60’s-futuristic bottle of Miu Miu’s pillar fragrance of the same name. Well…Continue reading “Fragrance Review: Miu Miu – Miu Miu”
Fragrance Review: Guerlain – L’Heure Bleue
L’Heure Bleue is named after the Blue Hour: the moments right after sunset (or before sunrise) when the sky is filled with a serene, deep blue light. Released in 1912, this historical fragrance is now nearing its 110th birthday, but I enthusiastically encourage fellow perfume fans not to feel intimidated to try it.
This is a stunning fragrance, fully worthy of its poetic name – and perhaps one of the “easiest” Guerlain classics to like if you’re used to modern perfumes.Continue reading “Fragrance Review: Guerlain – L’Heure Bleue”
Fragrance Calendar – December
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🙂
December is such a fun month; the time of all things warm, cosy and optimistic. Christmas decorations, fairy lights, fluffy socks, hot cocoa by the fireplace, feel-good movies, marzipan… *insert The Nutcracker music in the background*.
Winter is right around the corner, but December’s cheerful vibes call for contrast against the cold weather: fragrances that are all about warmth, sparkle, or a beautiful combination of both! Rich vanillas, butter-y florals, spicy ambers, enveloping woods, nutty gourmand compositions…
Here are some perfect scent matches for the Holiday Season!Continue reading “Fragrance Calendar – December”
Fragrance Review: Chloé – Chloé Naturelle
A rare exception here or there, I’m a fan of Chloé fragrances, and tend to appreciate their pretty, timeless, romantic vibes. I’m still to give 2020’s Chloé Rose Tangerine a try, but the new(er) 2021 Chloé Naturelle sneaked past it on my test list (as the bottle & notes lineup seemed more like my style), and, a few days ago, I jumped at the chance to give it a sniff.
Here’s my brief, first-impressions review!Continue reading “Fragrance Review: Chloé – Chloé Naturelle”
My Art: Star Trek Species Chart
A highlight for one of my favourite (and most popular) artworks: a visual guide for the many cool species in the fascinating Star Trek universe! Plus, a few detail shots of some of my favourite portraits in the chart… 🙂Continue reading “My Art: Star Trek Species Chart”
My Art: Star Trek Fashion!
Here’s a bit more of my art, this time inspired by the fun fandom-inspired looks from blogs like Disneybound!
The idea is to reference a fictional character, place, etc. through a collage of clothes and accessories. Only, they shouldn’t form an obvious costume, but an actually wearable – and fashionable – look!
Translating costume concepts into subtler fashion elements sounded super fun, so I decided to do a series of looks based on Star Trek species! For each one, I put together a collage of clothes and accessories to convey their design and concept in the most recognizable (and stylish!) way. Then, I made a fashion sketch of each complete look, plus a fashion-magazine styled flavour text. (my fellow Trekkies, can you get all the references?)Continue reading “My Art: Star Trek Fashion!”
My Art: Pretty Spring Tones
A highlight of a few of my of my artworks, featuring modernized / 50’s Disney princesses Cinderella and Snow White…
And a fan-made advertising for one of my favourite fragrances, Prada Infusion de Fleur d’Oranger!
Fragrance Calendar – November
As November comes, Autumn is slowly changing its vibrant yellows and oranges into a softer palette: browns & greys, dusty greens, bordeaux red… Peaceful cloudy skies, cold rain washing beige leaves over the pavement… It’s rainy and cold, and we can almost see winter (and Christmas decorations) peeking from around the corner… but not quite yet.
Scent-wise, like mood-wise, November strikes me as a quiet, introspective window between sweet & spice-rich October and December. It’s a perfect time for moody yet comforting chypres, dark fruits, berries & woods, nostalgic florals and velvety textures with cool, smoky, and / or sugar-free tones.
Here are some perfect fragrance styles for November…Continue reading “Fragrance Calendar – November”
Fragrance Review: Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium Extreme
An Extreme(ly) good flanker! 😉Continue reading “Fragrance Review: Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium Extreme”
Scent-Off: Giorgio Armani Sì vs Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming
Sweet Berries & May Rose – who does it better? In today’s Scent-Off, we’ll look at Giorgio Armani Sì and Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming. Although, of course, not identical, these two fragrances do smell similar. So much so, one might feel torn between buying one or the other.
So, how do they compare, and which one would be the best match for you? Let’s find out!Continue reading “Scent-Off: Giorgio Armani Sì vs Dior Miss Dior Absolutely Blooming”
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