I am beyond excited about Illamasqua‘s first fragrance, “Freak” which launches at the end of the month. Frankly I don’t really care what it smells like, I just love the name, campaign, and of course, the adorable little silver snail on the bottle.
Are you a freak?
I love this cute perfume advert for Prada “Candy” by Léa Seydoux…I am rarely tempted to try out new fragrances but now I’m curious about this one. Watch below;
Being back in London means rainy days in red buses, easier access to Dazed and Confused, and of course, SELFRIDGES! People go there just to see the beautiful window displays and carry around those iconic yellow shopping bags. I went today (in the rain) to pick up the Comme des Garcons perfume I’ve been obsessing over; “Wonderwood”.
This is the first perfume that I’ve ever actually wanted to wear…I think I love it because it smells warm and cozy, and there’s nothing flowery about it, just woody, spicy, yuminess.
What’s your fragrance?
My perfume teacher who I blogged about here sent me a link to the most incredible promotional film by the Quay brothers for the new Comme Des Garçons perfume, “Wonderwood”. I love what Denyse said about the film, “…which I consider to be one of the best films about perfume ever, though there’s no girl in a ballgown, no chiselled hunk (well, there is, but it’s a hunk of wood) and not a drop or bottle shown…”. Sums it up quite well :) Read her review here.
This past weekend was the Fragrance in Fashion perfume intensive class at the London College of Fashion, taught by the fabulous Denyse Beaulieu of the blog Grain de Musc. I’ll be honest, I went in to the class with a fairly skeptical view on perfume; I always thought of it as an unnecessary and vain commodity tied in with royalty and celebrity culture. I think my negativity also may have come from my dad’s really sudden and aggressive allergic reaction to anything chemical when I was a kid; I grew up in a house devoid of anything flowery.
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