Tuesday, August 20, 2013



"I was attracted to Shanghai Lily because of its soft and powdery first impression and notes of vanilla, bitter orange, rose, frankincense to name a few, sealed the deal by adding another dimension as well. I found myself enjoying the scent more and more as the days passed. The dry down was good. It rested well on my skin and even warmed as it evolved.  The scent wasn’t intrusive, but wearable and very sensual. It made me feel like I had a secret weapon, one concealed for my enjoyment but could be shared with others upon close encounter. I caught myself one night, while sprawled across my bed in my pajamas, smelling the places on my body where I dabbed the perfume earlier in the day.  It really had me zoning out, crazy! That’s the power of a well-constructed fragrance."

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday Brunch with Black Girl Beauty

I was excited  to receive an invitation from Krystal of Black Girl Beauty to attend a brunch at one of my favorite places in NYC, DOL (Dinner on Ludlow).  Her invitation came as a surprise, as I never met Krystal but have followed her on social media. BGB, is a monthly subscription based "online beauty product sampling service that specializes in finding the products which make women of color look and feel their best." It's a great concept and one I've toyed around with as it relates to my interest in niche perfumery, so it's awesome to have been recognized and invited by Krystal and her BGB team. More details to follow! Happy Saturday! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

SOTD: Quand? By Jovoy Paris

I picked up this delicious raspberry infused scent from Jovoy when I was in Paris. It's an Oriental Floral fragrance for women launched in 2011. Notes are raspberry, plum and iris; jasmine, rose, musk, sandalwood, and vanille. Funny, it's was a rainy day in Paris when I purchased the bottle, and it's raining  today in New Jersey. Despite the dreariness, this perfume brings back wonderful memories along rue de Castiglione! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

During a business meeting. Thinking! Lol

Night Time Skin Treatment

NARS Monoi Body Glow Oil

Sparkling and Sensual

Summer time fine! L'Artisian Batucada 

Robert Piguet "Mademoiselle"

Ramon Monegal Cuirelle

While wearing this perfume out one night in Harlem, I overheard a woman, who was sitting nearby, whisper to her friend,"I think it's her perfume I keep smelling and it smells great." She contemplated asking me for details, so I kindly borrowed the waiter's pen and wrote the information down and walked it to her table. Just that simple! 

Wrapped around my neck was a hand carved python wooden necklace by Kara Ross and Lovely Patchouli 55 EDP. Both completed my casual Sunday and trip to Barney's.  

SOTD:Sunday August 11

Lovely Patchouli 55 by Kriegler