Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!  

Oh, and I suggest that you put on some incense.  Especially Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure. Perfect! 

( I am a big fan of Miranda Hart. And I am not saying that she likes incense perfumes -
I'm watching one of her Christmas shows tonight, while wearing an incense perfume)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge

Rouge Bunny Rouge has sent me samples of six of their fragrances, and also a bunch of other goodies (lip gloss, moisturizers, and eye shadows.)

This post is all about the scents. And I must admit that I was actually reticent to try these as I was afraid they were going to be the same old new thing (if you know what i mean).

Let's get started.  From their Fragrant Confections collection, I have tried Lilt, Chatoyant, and Vespers.

I was immediately drawn to Vespers, because of its name.  It is also my favorite of the three.  All three are very green and crisp, and sweetly diaphanous, and even though there is fruit in each of them, they are not annoyingly fruity-girly-silly as some other new fragrances can be.   On my skin, after about two hours, they all settle down to a close cozy lightness, but do not last very long for me.  Five hours tops.

Lilt:  Notes of green leaf accord, fig leaf, peach, coconut, violet, vetiver, musk.
Chatoyant:  Bergamot, lemon, orchid, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, sandalwood, cedarwood, musk, vanilla
Vespers:  Bergamot, cinnamon bark, violet leaves, black pepper, green apple, muguet, rose, violet, cedarwood, sandalwood, vanilla

See what Perfume Shrine had to say about these three here.

Now onto the next collection, entitled Provenance Tales.  The three perfumes are Embers, Cynefin, and Silvan.

I was initially really excited about these when I read the notes. I thought "yes, these are more me."  But it turns out that other than Embers (which is a nice sweet incense, and has good staying power), the other two do not bloom nor do they excite on my skin.

The Non-Blonde's take on these.
CaFleureBon reviewed these three here.

After taking so long to try these, I have to say that I'm glad I did.  Although I didn't fall in love with any of these, I am happy to have had the opportunity to try them, and I was pleasantly surprised.