Archive for the ‘Fragrance’ Category

Summer Love: Bobbi Brown Shimmering Fragrance Oil

Topping off one of the things I love about summer is the beach. Sure, we may not have an ocean in Chicago, but we have Lake Michigan and beaches with the city’s skyline as a backdrop. Take that, coasties! However, the actual beach does not smell nearly as good as Bobbi Brown’s Beach Fragrance. Truly […]

Science for Beauty Gals: Aromachology

I’m a common sense scientist (a.k.a. I prefer layman’s terms when it comes to complex matters of chemistry and physics). True story: my worst scholarly moment in college was my “Age of Dinosaurs” class. It’s almost embarrassing. I like to think it was my 1980s Catholic school upbringing — the sciences were just not stressed […]

Thymes Garden Alchemy + Giveaway

My excitement level hit a new high this week when I noticed the neighborhood peonies starting to bloom. While I live in the city, I have a neighbor passionate about gardening and she’s turned the surrounding blocks into a beautiful urban oasis. Spring is the best time of year — with the daffodils, tulips and […]

Shop for Your Perfume at Parfum Europa

Remember this perfume? Just looking at this bottle brings me back. It reminds me of middle school and getting ready in the morning with this bottle on my dresser. That and maybe Navy, remember that perfume? While some of our old school fragrances are long gone from drugstore and department store shelves, that does not […]

Jo Malone London Blooms: An Official/Unofficial Note Breakdown

Jo Malone’s ‘London Blooms’ collection, officially launching in  March, is just as pretty in person as it is in these campaign images. Maybe even more so. Over the weekend, I stopped into Saks and London Blooms was out early for Beauty Week. I had so much fun getting to know each of these scents a little more. […]

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