All posts tagged: niche

Atelier Cologne

To be honest, a lot of foot-dragging took place before I finally decided to write this post. First up, I’ve been in this weird mood lately where I want to create a structure and post with a fixed regularity, but at the same time I just can’t bring myself to write long reviews out of fear that they would become plain boring. Second of all, my perfume collection currently houses more scents than you can shake a stick at, so I feel like a spoiled brat for adding even more fragrances in, even when they are as cute and alluring as the two mini’s laying before me at the moment, namely the Atelier Cologne Figuier Ardent and the Atelier Cologne Clementine California. Atelier Cologne’s answer to Diptique’s Philosikos, and their take on the green succulence and wild richness of figs, Figuier Ardent seems to have a more natural and green  approach. Instead of burying it amongst sweetness, the fig is being placed centre stage amongst a sirocco of spices placing a spotlight on that that central note. …

Wishlist Wednesday – Aerin fragrances

I’ve been grinning like a Cheshire cat ever since February 11, and the reason for that is very clear. That day was the very day the lustworthy, covetable and delectable Aerin fragrances finally found their way to the Belgian market. I lusted and hovered over her beauty and fragrance collection last time I was in London, and still regret not bringing home that Evening Rose I fell in love with. Fashion, lifestyle and beauty, all rolled into one brand, breathing femininity, elegance and class. Founded by Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of Estée Lauder herself, this luxury lifestyle brand encompasses fragrances, beauty, fashion and home deco, each and every item exuding Aerin’s personal, impeccable taste (just google the images of her Aspen home!) Her first foray into her own brand was the launch of her 5 signature scents: Evening Rose, Ikat Jasmine, Amber Musk, Gardenia Rattan and Lilac Path. Each and every one highly personal and based on emotions, dreams and memories, these fragrances represent 5 situations that can have this immediate effect of wellbeing on anyone, …