My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of two fragrances: Tocca Gia and Jo Malone Poppy & Barley.
You can read it here.
This week brought a new perfume launch from the niche house of Régime des Fleurs: Little Flower, a collaboration with actor and style icon Chloë Sevigny. The fragrance is inspired by the rose, Chloë’s favorite flower.
I’ve admired Chloë’s work — and her taste in fashion, design, and fragrance — since the 90s, and I’m a rose-perfume-lover, so I didn’t want to miss the launch event at Dover Street Market’s Manhattan location.
Here are a few of my photos from the event…
Once in a while someone asks me my opinion about Tom Ford fragrances. Let me try to summarize: I think some of them are excellent. I think some of them are boring. I think all of them are overpriced. And I won’t buy (or review) any of them anyway, because I choose to reject Tom Ford’s branding and marketing.
I’ve heard that Tom Ford Lost Cherry is worth trying, and I’ll get around to smelling it eventually, just for reference. In the meantime, I’d like to mention a few other cherry-inspired perfumes that are worth seeking out.
In honor of National Lipstick Day, here’s my favorite lipstick-inspired fragrance. It has been imitated by other brands but no one has improved upon this beauty. It was created for Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle by Ralf Schwieger in 2000 and its notes include grapefruit, violet, rose, iris, raspberry, vanilla and white musk.