My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Love Osmanthus, the latest fragrance from Atelier Cologne.
You can read it here.
Here are are, about to enter the month of July…getting closer to the “dog days” of summer. (See what I did there?)
Last week I sifted through my samples to find perfumes named for various animals. Here’s a look at what I found and spritzed…Continue reading
Today is my birthday. It will be different from my (many) past birthdays, but my wishes are the same as always — health and happiness, not just for myself but for my loved ones too. And, as usual, I’ll be wearing a rose perfume of some kind!
I hope your day will be full of beauty, whatever you’re currently doing.
One night last week I rewatched The Devil Wears Prada (dir. David Frankel, 2006). It’s been a while. I needed a laugh and I figured I’d enjoy seeing some Manhattan locations that I haven’t been able to visit in over three months.
I also remembered that the movie includes a few cameo appearances by perfumes (which makes sense, for a story that takes place at a glossy fashion-and-beauty magazine). …
The weather is perfect “summer” in my corner of the world right now — warm (in the 70s) but not too humid, sunny and a little breezy. I wish Mr. Professor and I could take a day trip to Asbury Park or Coney Island, but since we’re both avoiding crowds and mass transit, that’s not something we’ll be doing anytime soon.
I dabbled in some beach-y perfumes last week, just to give myself an olfactory mini-vacation.
The London Cosmetics Museum just posted this photograph of actress Hattie McDaniel (1893-1952) in their Instagram feed, to commemorate McDaniel’s birthday.
I’ve never seen this image before, and I love it — especially now that I’ve read the original caption assigned to it by the Los Angeles Times: “‘God first, my work next — and a man last!’ That’s Hattie McDaniel, who’s free, forty, and famous.”
And what’s that perfume on her dressing table?