• Actually, I DO like mainstream perfume 2: Electric boogaloo

    Actually, I DO like mainstream perfume 2: Electric boogaloo

    In my last post (dated 8/2022), I mentioned some mainstream perfumes I’d been enjoying. (Spoiler alert: Dolce & Gabbana’s The Only One, By Kilian Angel’s Share x French Montana, Moschino Toy Boy, Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Crush Cheirosa 62, Lolita Lempicka Sweet and Carolina Herrera Good Girl). Well I’m here to talk about some more! […] Continue reading

  • Actually, I DO Like Mainstream Perfume?

    Actually, I DO Like Mainstream Perfume?

    Whenever I start to talk about indie perfumes, I mention that my exploration began because so many mainstream perfumes give me migraines. I attribute this almost entirely to two things. First, almost all mainstream perfumes are alcohol-based, which tend to be more volatile. This allows the top, middle and bottom notes to really shine, but […] Continue reading

  • Demeter, Take 2

    Demeter, Take 2

    In my previous post about Demeter Fragrance Library, I was largely conflicted about my prior picks, but mentioned that I was eyeballing some others. In the year plus since that post, I’ve purchased a few of the large 4oz. bottles from discount perfume sites, and I have more thoughts! • Pumpkin Pie – Pumpkin, sugar, […] Continue reading

  • Solstice Scents Recs

    Solstice Scents Recs

    • BLACK FOREST* – Agarwood, Nagarmotha, Tobacco, Chocolate, Red and Black Cherries, Hay, Sandalwood, Whipped Cream & Pink Pepper. Extrait/EDP/WS/BG. Oil based extrait. Allergen alert: contains hay. Not safe for pregnant/nursing. WOODY/DARK GOURMAND. General Catalog.It has been mentioned that this perfume smells like cherry Cavendish tobacco. Which I feel is absolutely a compliment! It’s dark […] Continue reading

  • Seriously answering a very silly post

    Seriously answering a very silly post

    I need you to understand that this Tweet speaks to my soul. The author explained that it was part of a game design exercise, but then went on to answer each and every one (go read the thread. Seriously. Magnificent.) But I LOVE weird, soul-searchy surveys. The Proust Questionnaire is my dream date. So I’m […] Continue reading

  • Demeter Fragrance scent review

    Demeter Fragrance scent review

    Here’s the fragrance review post you don’t want! I have been aware of Demeter Fragrance Library for years now. If you’re even mostly unfamiliar, they’re a perfume company that focuses almost entirely on replicating real scent experiences. Their three flagship scents were Dirt, Grass and Tomato. (I’ve sampled Dirt: I find it to be a […] Continue reading

  • Quibi

    Quibi

    Look, there’s been a lot of talk about Quibi lately. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a streaming app with (almost exclusively) exclusive content. But the programs are divided into “QUIck BIte” 5-10 minute chapters. The founder said that this was to make it ideal for commuters to watch on the subway or bus. Currently, […] Continue reading

  • Universal Standard Mystery Box

    Universal Standard Mystery Box

    We all know that I’ve had iffy success in the past with clothing surprise boxes. I have too many “rules” for what I’ll wear, and I have the unreasonable expectation that 75% of the clothes I get will… y’know… fit. (Content warning: as with all of my clothing review posts, there will be some negative […] Continue reading

  • The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

    The subtle art of preparing for the worst without making yourself so anxious you poop contstantly

    I’ve been prepping. I know it’s irrational, but in the odd event that we find ourselves quarantined to any degree (spoiler alert: I did), it would be nice to know that we won’t be living on ramen and magazine page “toilet paper.” In the event that this will be a shock to some of you, […] Continue reading

  • Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

    Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe: a letdown

    We’ve previously discussed that there are perils to cherry picking from an already limited pool. Let me just get this out of the way up front: Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. Period. Personal Shopper by Prime Wardrobe can not succeed unless they add more clothing. I’m even […] Continue reading