Once in a rare while, I like to dedicate a post to something other than perfume. If you’re a regular reader of my monthly “Passing Fancies” posts or this blog in general, you might know that I’m also fairly obsessed with lipstick and I’m a longtime admirer and customer of Poppy King’s various lipstick brands — the original Poppy, Lipstick Queen, Femme de Poppy…
Sometimes those pesky algorithms on retail websites actually serve their purpose. I was visiting the Barneys site to price a perfume that was on my mind, and the page made some further suggestions to me — including the “New” and “Exclusive to Barneys” Femme de Poppy lipsticks.
Barneys has no way of knowing that I’ve been a follower of Poppy King’s creative output since the 1990s (when she launched her original line of Poppy lipsticks: matte shades! colors named after the 7 Deadly Sins! art-inspired packaging!) through 2007, when she founded the Lipstick Queen brand, and beyond.
However, it apparently remembers that I’ve shopped for Lipstick Queen products, so it kindly (ha!) shared this news with me.
I clicked, and read a product description, and clicked again, and read a Barneys blog post about Femme de Poppy, and I smiled…
It has come to my attention that July 29 is National Lipstick Day! Here’s a photo of one of my favorite perfumes, which happens to be inspired by the rose-violet scent of old-fashioned cosmetics: Editions de Parfums Lipstick Rose.
(You can read my long-ago review of it on Now Smell This here.)