The Wall Street Journal recently published a fragrance story and I wanted to share it here in case you missed it. With the temperature finally dropping in the Northeast, it’s a great time to wear spicier scents. I talked about that in the article I wrote for Complex and it’s good to see it reiterated here.
The story focuses on three notes, cinnamon, ginger and cardamom and features a great selection of scents: Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle, Arunima by Strange Invisible Perfumes, Colonia Assoluta by Acqua di Parma, New York Amber by Bond No. 9, La Fumée by Miller Harris, Nutmeg and Ginger by Jo Malone and Baume du Doge by Eau D’Italie.
Give it a read and sample accordingly.
With the Kardashian clan releasing yet another fragrance, the topic of celebrity fumes has been in the news lately. For the record, I’m not a fan of celebrities expanding into perfume; although they are cash cows, so what do I know. I, however, feel like the back-stories are weak. But I’ve got to give it to Kate Walsh and the release of her scent, Boyfriend. She appeared on the Rachel Ray a few weeks ago and it happened to be on in the background when she was discussing its launch and her story stopped me dead in my tracks. It was genuine and original. Check her out on the show here…she starts talking about the fragrance around 3:10. One of my perfumista homies, Ashleigh also conducted an interview with her. Check it out here. On the other side of the spectrum, but still taking cues from the celebrity craze, Joel Stein created his own scent and wrote about it in Time. It’s pretty funny. Continue reading