Rakino Weekend by Juliana Parfums Co.: spice and the sea

Another summer fragrance by Juliana Perfums Co. (although, it’s stated JVKMen on a bottle and the website, I tried to research who or what is JVKMen but still get no success). Fine and stylish example of independent perfumery. The accord written at the card is: Top notes of green accord, grass, paper and pepper Middle notes of seaweed,…

Borneo 1834 by Serge Lutens: …and other colonial goods

I dreamed to try (at least just to try) this masterpiece from 2005 by Maestro. I am a big fan of Monsieur Lutens and all of that he’s done and doing so in the beginning of my perfume fever I was spending hours reading fragrances descriptions, imagining how they might sound. Borneo 1834 enchanted me with…

Waiheke Dreams by Juliana Parfums Co.

‘Cause there ain’t no party like a New Zealand party In the summertime… It’s time for this scent, it’s the right time for this beautiful perfume, our summertime is almost over and we have to catch the days of the sun, sweet fruits and sea breeze in the air. Maybe Waiheke Dreams is not the most summer…

Giulietta by Tocca

Well, I’m not a big fan of floral perfumes but Giulietta is just different. It’s fresh and slightly sweet, and classy, and chick, and was a true love from the very first sniff. I’d been waiting for it for months and at last my mini Giulietta is here. Top Notes: Bulgarian Rose, Ylang Ylang, Green Apple,…

Runaway by Karen Walker: New Zealand forest for everyone

Intended just to have a small walk around rainy Auckland CBD I ended up in Farmers sniffing new Karen Walker’s Runaway. In my view, it’s the best her perfume so far. Complex, sensual and playful. Warm, spicy, pine and a little but sweet. Long-lasting and making a beautiful sillage. The accord of Runaway is Italian…

Lady Danger by MAC: SOTD for this Valentine’s Day

They are finally here in Auckland! Actually, MAC perfumes were promised to arrive around the beginning of 2017 but I found them only yesterday. 6 bright square bottles. While tasting at the MAC’s corner I found 4 of them the most interesting and noteworthy and those girls from the MAC’s store were so kind to…

Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum: review

Snowberry is one of the most interesting New Zealand cosmetic brands, fine ingredients using, eco-friendly, sophisticated and so on. Honestly, I totally support these ideas so I couldn’t wait to try their trending New Radiance Serum (most of my friends already had). Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum promises absolutely revolutionary age-defence action thanks to ‘copper peptides’…

Santal Carmin by Atelier Cologne: warm and cosy

In the beginning was Tom Ford with his Santal Blush and I had no idea where I could get at least 1 ml of that divine warming sandalwood fragrance. After trying Atelier Cologne’s Santal Carmin I’ve found the compromise: warm, powdery, cosy, tender and affordable. (I hope this background colour looks carmine enough) Can’t stop comparing…