Brand Spotlight: Pink MahogHany

Chavalia Mwamba is the brand founder and perfumer for Pink MahogHany or PM Fragrances. Yes, there is an extra H in the word mahogany, as Chavalia intended! Like many perfume and beauty brands at the moment, I discovered PM fragrances through instagram. Following-up on recommendations from social media can be a gamble. Some recommendations have … More Brand Spotlight: Pink MahogHany

What I Wore This Week

Hi, everyone! I’m officially on eight weeks of lockdown here. I’ve been relying to some of my favorite scents to get through it, like No. 19 and Magnolia Nobile. Monday: Magnolia Nobile by Acqua di Parma Tuesday: Timbre EDP by Chris Rusak Wednesday: Fidji by Guy Laroche Thursday: Chanel No. 19 EDT Friday & Saturday: … More What I Wore This Week

1932 EDT by Chanel

Notes: aldehydes, neroli, bergamot, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, carnation, lilac, vetiver, orris root, opoponax, sandalwood, incense, musk, ambrette, vanilla, and coumarin. Chanel has now infamously discontinued the EDT concentrations of its Exclusifs collection in favor of EDP compositions. The driving factor seems to have been money, since the EDPs debuted with quite a price hike. There … More 1932 EDT by Chanel

Io by Chris Rusak

Notes: incense, soil tincture, cedar, peat, cypress leaf, labdanum, dried peppers, smoke, and tree resins. Io is first and foremost an incense composition, but not in your typical way. I am Catholic and grew up going to Catholic school, so my immediate incense association is with attending mass. I think one of the reasons I’m … More Io by Chris Rusak

Carnal Flower by Dominique Ropion for Frédéric Malle

Notes: eucalyptus, tuberose, orange blossom, melon, coconut, jasmine, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and musk. I ordered a decant of Carnal Flower this past January. I had come to terms with Portrait of a Lady, and I decided it was time to get acquainted with the other grand dame floral of Monsieur Malle’s collection. I don’t know what … More Carnal Flower by Dominique Ropion for Frédéric Malle