This has been a very busy week for me so I didn’t get a chance to write a fragrance review for this week’s Fragrance Friday. In lieu of a review, I decided to share my latest YouTube video (about fragrance) with you here on the blog. Check it out and let me know if you have tried any of these!
I’m back with another Fragrance Friday! I took last week off because I had friends in town, but this week we are back on track! Today’s Fragrance Friday features a niche perfume from the house of Serge Lutens, Un Bois Vanille.
I purchased Un Bois Vanille a couple of months ago when I was on the hunt for the “perfect vanilla”. Vanilla is one of my favorite notes in perfume because it is soothing and comforting. It typically provides warmth to many fragrances. Although this is definitely a vanilla fragrance, it has lots of notes to it! The top notes are almond, coconut, honey, and licorice. The middle notes are benzoin, vanilla, and guaiac wood. The base notes are musk, sandalwood, and tonka bean.
To my nose, this smells like a sweet vanilla that is balanced out by woody notes. I absolutely love the sweetness of the vanilla, but because of the woody notes, it is not overly sweet. I feel very comforted when I get a whiff of this fragrance! This vanilla based fragrance has some depth and complexity to it that makes it stand out.
On me, this fragrance lasts at least 7-8 hours. It is not one that I have received many compliments on, but when I wear it, I catch little whiffs of it all day long. It honestly makes me feel really cozy.
Overall, I am really happy with Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille and it has sparked my interest in some other fragrances from the house. I would recommend this if you are looking for a classic vanilla that is not so basic. I also think that it is a good stepping stone into the world of niche fragrances (due to it’s price point and wearability)!
If you saw last week’s Fragrance Friday, you’ll know that I did a not so positive review on By Kilian Rolling In Love. I felt like this week, I wanted to share one of my favorites from the house of Kilian, Love, Don’t Be Shy.
Have you ever heard of Rothy’s? If not, they are a shoe brand that creates sustainable, washable, beautiful shoes! They have several different styles in dozens of colors and patterns. Wearing Rothy’s is a way to support sustainable fashion without sacrificing your look! I honestly purchased my Rothy’s for the look and comfort, but I love the fact that they are made from recycled water bottles!
Can we get a moment of silence for this beautiful bottle?!?! Rolling in Love is the one of the newer releases from the luxury fragrance house, By Kilian. I have been wanting to try it for months! Unfortunately none of the stores near me carry this brand, so this was a blind buy. Was it worth the risk?
Since I started wearing makeup, I have always been a nude lip kinda girl. I feel like a nude lip can go perfectly with any look and be dressed up or down. Because of that, I’m always trying different nude lip options. I’m pretty happy with the ones that I currently own, so I wanted to share my top nude lip essentials with you!
Don’t you just love a beautiful bottle? This week I will be reviewing a fragrance from Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria line, Ginger Piccante. This fragrance is 1 of 2 fragrances released in 2019 from this line. Does the fragrance live up to the beautiful bottle?