Nov 19, 2009 1:45 PM
Here at Outblush we love fragrances of all kinds, but if you object to the alcohol base of most perfumes, this might be of particular interest to you. smell bent is a small company responsible for some of the most offbeat perfume oils out there... [More]
Nov 16, 2009 11:12 AM
We aren't sure who wants to smell like dark chocolate because hey, we'd much rather eat it than reek of it! The Hersheys Special Dark Cologne ($20) is a little too sweet for perfume and the one thing we noticed was that we had a... [More]
Nov 12, 2009 12:26 PM
We discovered Child Perfume in a strange way. We kept asking friends and even strangers what they were wearing and noticed that everyone kept saying the same thing: Child. Oddly enough though, each person smelled different to us in a collectively amazing way. We decided... [More]
Nov 12, 2009 12:09 PM
As with most couture fragrances, Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne ($39-85) comes with the back story, this one being that it's about the "...essence of a woman who is incredibly free - she is not from Paris, but Paris adopts her. She knows how to love,... [More]
Nov 4, 2009 11:56 AM
Badass. That is what this ring is, and that is what you will be when you wear it. However, you'll also be lovely and feminine. And, you'll smell good! This Kat Von D Solid Perfume Ring ($30) is stylish enough that we'd consider wearing it... [More]
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Oct 27, 2009 6:50 AM
There's something so elegant about a single note fragrance, don't you think? It's refined and simple, which makes it a nice contrast to life as we know it. Kiehl's Essence Oils ($25) are available in a variety of scents in rollerball form. We're partial to... [More]
Oct 26, 2009 8:40 AM
A little reminiscent of Clinique Happy, the new Love Etc... Eau de Parfum ($24-30) from the Body Shop (also available in lotions & body washes) is a sweetly sensual Oriental blend of warm & floral notes. Bergamot, pear, and neroli float atop the base of... [More]
Oct 23, 2009 9:47 AM
Tired of sweet gourmand scents? Looking for something a little more adult, but not old-ladyish? Here you go. The Boadicea the Victorious line of perfumes got some serious publicity not long ago when Michelle Obama bought three of them in London. One of the trio... [More]
Oct 21, 2009 8:20 AM
We'll be honest; we initially picked up L de Lolita Lempicka Parfum ($40-89) at the perfume counter for the beautiful aquamarine glass bottle draped with gold netting, gemstones, and a cut-glass stopper. We bought it because of the fragrance. Intoxicatingly floral and spicy with notes... [More]
Oct 19, 2009 9:54 AM
Everyone's getting in on the steamy teenage vampire action, and whether or not that's your thing (Edward who?), you might want to check out Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Candle ($5). This scent is sweet with a woodsy undertone with notes of berry, mandarin,... [More]
Oct 13, 2009 10:06 AM
Finding a scent that works for you can be a tough one, a lifelong search for some. Fortunately the buck stops here for us. This fresh, invigorating roll-on fragrance isn't too heavy but won't fade midway through the day. After we found the Leila Lou... [More]
Oct 12, 2009 8:50 AM
It's always exciting when we find a new concept in beauty or fragrance - so much of what we see in beauty stores and on cosmetics counters is just the same ol' product in a different package, which is why we're pretty happy about Lisa... [More]
Oct 7, 2009 8:18 AM
Aside from having a tres charmant name, Parisian perfumers Crazylibellule and the Poppies have some fabulous scents, all in solid stick form so they're easy to transport. We're smitten with Poule de Luxe Vanilla Lemon Pie, which is both innocent and enticing. Swirls of orange,... [More]
Oct 6, 2009 10:10 AM
So many fragrances come out every year that you could easily go broke or odor blind trying to keep up. Why not go very old-school instead? Borsari's Violetta di Parma ($27) was originally the signature scent of Napoleon's second wife, who set a monastery full... [More]
Sep 30, 2009 1:16 PM
We were already fans Gwen Stefani, her Harajuku girls and their accompanying fun, flirty fragrances. Now we're even more stoked because look how cute they are dolled up in winter gear for these Harajuku Lovers Snow Bunnies Eau de Toilette ($30 each)! It's hard to... [More]
Sep 30, 2009 9:19 AM
Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all? Poisoned Apple Scented Oil ($15) is, my sweet, with wisps of narcotic plum, poisoned oleander and hemlock picked from a graveyard. Perfectly fairytale-creepy, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab releases intoxicating, bewitching scents every year. Try... [More]
Sep 25, 2009 9:15 AM
In the tarot, the Moon (number 18 of the major arcana) is one of the creepy cards, symbolizing deception. The folks at Dolce & Gabbana, in promoting their new white floral scent, have apparently opted to stay away from the unsettling visuals of a giant... [More]
Sep 24, 2009 12:38 PM
Surprisingly enough, we really like Britney Spears' newest fragrance, Circus Fantasy. ($45) (Ow! Stop hitting us!) It's not quite as candy shop sweet as her previous scents, with darker notes of red sweetheart orchid, blue peony, and creamy musks. Still, though, the predominant layers of... [More]
Sep 22, 2009 8:45 AM
At once youthful and dignified, fresh yet classic, Dior Miss Dior Cherie Parfum ($45-92) captures every side of a woman's personality. Sweet notes of strawberry leaves, violette, and pink jasmine mingle with playful caramelized popcorn and green tangerine, playing off the base of soft patchouli... [More]
Sep 18, 2009 10:59 AM
Remember that sweet, juvenile lip gloss ring we showed you yesterday? Well here's its sassy sophisticated older sister: The Michael Kors Very Hollywood Solid Perfume Cocktail Ring ($40). True to the Hollywood attitude, this ring has plenty of presence and adds definite bling to your... [More]
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