This was THE hardest post to write for the holiday season. Why? I have a shelf of fragrances and they are my weakness or as my grandmother used to say “my smell good.” There are some really good fragrances out there at all price points. Enjoy the smell goods darling. They are worth it. With out further beauty adieu, let’s get this fragrance party started.
Nirvana Black Pure Perfume Oil. I own the Nirvana Black and White rollerballs, but the minute I smelled the oil I knew I was gonna be in trouble. It’s intense. A little goes a very long way.
Flower Beauty Sultry Fragrance. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this fragrance. I have a few Flower Beauty makeup items and I am now happy to add the scent to the beauty arsenal. Go buy her Rosebud lipstick. Trust me. Drew and her team did an amazing job. This price point is bananas.
Nova Chakra Eau de Parfum. Catbird boutique can do no wrong in my book. They started the whole mid-finger ring trend and their tiny gold bands are addicting. What is equally as addicting? The beauty section on their site. If you can’t make it to their Brooklyn boutique it’s okay because the online boutique is a gem.
Strange Invisible Perfumes Black Rosette. I met Alexandra Balahoutis in Miami in 2011 at the opening of the Elle Spa at the EdenRoc Hotel. I had a girl crush on her due to my love of Epic Gardenia; my first scent by the perfumer. I’m always interested in what she creates and all I want is to wear Black Rosette for the next few weeks. When I was in Los Angeles in April I made a visit to the boutique and it was a fragrance fanatics dream shop. The rose is minimal due to the hit of leather. his rose kick I’m on is getting kind of crazy.
Tiossān Fatale Perfume. I recently heard about the Tiossān brand because of the skincare. It’s the first luxury beauty brand from Senegal. Immediately I had to know more so I jumped on the site and was stopped in my beauty girl tracks when I saw they also had a fragrance with notes of spicy vanilla. My addiction is to help others by providing them intel on new beauty brands. You are welcome.
JOYA FvsS Composition No. 1 Parfum Roll-on. My girl Amber hipped me to this fragrance and I am thankful she did. I find myself carrying it around in my makeup bag just to get a whiff during the day even if I’m not wearing it. It also helps with those weird subway smells I endure a few times a week.
M. Beze Once Bitten Natural Roll-on Perfume. I don’t know where I discovered M. Beze perfumes but I’m glad I did. It’s a really addicting brand and you can go crazy with their scents. I have my eye on their bath oils, but until then I will enjoy my vanilla concoction.
GIVESCENT Roll-On Perfume. I’m a little obsessed with the co-creator of this scent. Elena Brower is a big time yoga teacher, but she has a background in textiles and lived in Italy. This scent is her gift to us based on her time there. She leads retreats all over the world and she is on my list of teachers I want to either study under or go on one of her retreats in a fabulous location. The Turks & Caicos one is calling my name.
AERIN Fragrance Coffret. This limited-edition set features all of the beautiful scents that comprise AERIN fragrances. My favorites are Gardenia Rattan and Ikat Jasmine. If I’m feeling fancy I sometimes layer them together. Plus, these are the perfect sizes for travel.
HollyBeth Organics Flourish Roll-on Perfume. Yep, another rose fragrance but this has a mix of cedar thrown in so it gives a woody hint that balances out the rose and bergamot. Plus it’s organic and you can’t go wrong with that.