I suppose it should come as no surprise to anybody that Dior Homme, the fragrance created for Hedi Slimane by Olivier Polge in 2005, has many of the markings of a feminine. As I noted in my previous blog entry, it's powdery, floral, and fruity, and makes use of iris - very unusual for a men's scent. But given Slimane's penchant for gender-bending and androgyny, which I'm sure anyone who follows fashion is dreadfully tired of hearing about by now, it's a fragrance that fits the image of the line
Updated 21st November 2009 at 05:14 AM by kopah
I should start off by saying that my first deliberate test of an iris scent was Iris Silver Mist. Probably a mistake, I admit, given the monstrous stature of ISM. But I didn't know any better. I put it on my wrist, took a whiff, went "Carrots!", and moved on. I wondered why in God's name anybody would want to smell like carrots. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I went to Sephora, and tried Dior Homme on a paper strip. Again - one whiff, "Carrots!", ditched.
Updated 13th June 2008 at 03:12 PM by kopah
Just last week, I was chuckling at one of my coworkers. She had just told me she and her brother both keep an extra bottle of their favorite fragrance in their car. In their car? In the Texas heat? And who needs an extra bottle anyway? "For freshening up," she said, "of course!"
Of course. Whatever. I'm not keeping any extra bottle in *my* car.
Twice this week, I've left the house and forgotten to do my little happy spritz of my latest crush.
Updated 10th March 2011 at 12:38 AM by Aiona
(Sally's website changed)
Summers in southwestern Ontario are hot and humid. Tomorrow the forecast is for 30 degrees, with humidex of 40 (that's 86, with a humidex of 104, for our friends to the south). I needed something that would stay fresh and crisp even under these extreme conditions. My problem was that nothing seemed to work. I suppose I'm partially at fault for not liking green fragrances: this eliminated a bunch of traditional summery scents, like the first two Jardins by Hermes, Premier Figuier, Diptyque Philosykos,
Updated 13th June 2008 at 04:42 PM by kopah
We have actually had a bit of warmish weather here in San Francisco, where I live and move and have my being. This is a fluke and a bit of a tease, because our summers here are generally foggy and cool; but for as long as it lasts, I'm loving it. Current forecasts are for high temperatures in the mid-70's (read 23ºC or so) for the rest of the week along with sunny skies.
Ordinarily, my thoughts would turn to green scents and fougères for this kind of weather (as they did in an earlier
Updated 9th June 2008 at 08:01 AM by JaimeB