Monday, 25 April 2016

Savage Beauty

So, last weekend my parents decided to pay me a visit and because they are sea aficionados just like me I came up with the idea of visiting a savage beach, just to be able to see and actually enjoy all the beauty of this field of blue much better. We got into the car and drove to our destination. When we arrived I must say it was quite shocking: not because of the empty shores (to which I was already accustomed due to the fact that many resorts are not yet 'prepared' - to put it like this - for the summer), but because of the tranquillity that seemed to invade the entire atmosphere. The air was light and crisp and the sound of waves crashing unceasingly onto the shore created a strange equilibrium. The gloomy day, the waves, the "waste land", all contributed to an extremely suggestive picture, savagery in all its splendor.
Far from the madding crowd... That would be the perfect description.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Scent of a Woman | Paradise by Oriflame

Youhouu, it's me again with... another scented post! As you already guessed from the title, Paradise by Oriflame is the next in the spotlight and that's because of its extremely gorgeous smell. The title couldn't be more accurate for this fragrance which has encapsulated in the beautifully square shaped glass bottle the unique aroma of an olfactory paradise. Bohemian, free-spirited, wild, but at the same time chich and girly. Outstanding traces of flowers like peonies, jasmine, lily and pink roses are spiced up with pink and black pepper, creating a very sophisticated facet. 

When I first sprayed it on my wrist an instant image appeared before my eyes: that of a colorful, Oriental bazaar, sparkling in the light. I was sitting there, on a chaise longue sofa, surrounded by vivid curtains and exotic aromas embalming my senses, while a background fountain was whispering an unknown song.

I fully recommend this perfume. It's luxurious and classy without being overwhelming. Perfect for the modern lady.See you soon!


Top Notes: Bergamot, Freesia, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper
Middle Notes: Pink Roses, Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, Peony
Base Notes: Cashmere, Cedar, Musk

*It comes in 50 ml eau de parfum along with scented body cream.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Monday, 4 April 2016

Scent of a Woman | City Rush by Avon

Hello again! Long time no see, huh? Today I have for you another yummy, spring appropriate scent that will boost your self-confidence and make you rock these warm temperatures in a stylish way. And Avon's City Rush is just perfect for that. This beauty launched in 2012 starring model Milla Jovovich as the feminine face and award winning Brazilian model and actor Carlos Casagrande (for City Rush Him) claims to be the perfect tool for a woman (and man) 'who aspire to be on the cutting edge of fashion and style.' As an image of the modern woman, this fragrance does its job pretty well.
The modern, yet sensual scent creates a mysteriou and rich aroma, embodying a sense of empowerment and sophistication without being very strong. Yes, it's stylish, classy and sophisticated, but not a monster. It's rather quiet and good for those who don't like to stand out in a crowd. 

It opens with citrusy accords entwined with creamy fruity notes and touches of crisp, sparkling ivy, all wrapped in a vanilla like sweetness that warm your spirit and make you think of exotic destinations and, why not, beaches, sand and salty water. After a while the bergamot-plum-ivy trio mellows out and down into a woody mix that reveal an interesting new facet.

The bottle is made of glass and has a quite simple and elegant shape, but the plastic lid doesn't complement the design at all; I think a metallic one (preferably in the same colour as the letter 'C' in the front of the bottle) with the same 'three lines' pattern on it would have given another twist, more of a high-end fragrance.

Top Notes: Bergamot, Plum and Ivy
Middle Notes: Black dahlia, Rose and Vanilla orchid
Base Notes: Patchouli, Musk and Woody Notes

*It comes in 50 ml eau de parfum.