Friday, May 28, 2010

Samples giveaway at Oh True Apothecary

pineapple gift

A drawing for samples of a brand new scent is going on at the Oh True Apothecary blog. Go check it out.

And don’t forget my giveaway, if you haven’t entered your name yet.

CREDITS:

King Charles II, receiving gift of a pineapple from the Royal Gardener, John Rose. Painting, 1675, attributed to Hendrick Danckerts. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

my favorite perfume deals #1-All under $15

florida water Love perfume and want to start a collection of well-composed scents but get sticker shock when you look at the niche prices? Never fear, I am here to provide you with a list of really beautiful fragrances you can find for under 15 dollars a bottle. You can build your collection and still stay within budget.


  • Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel—one of the weirdest men’s fougeres out there. Bitter, harsh, and gorgeous.

  • anything by Pacifica—I love this company, and think almost all of their fragrances are well-done, if a bit short-lived at times, The solid perfumes (usually $8-9 a pop) are great for a base layer to make a sprayed fragrance stick around a bit longer.

  • Priscilla Presley roses and more--  a much more delicate rosy-floral. Ultrafeminine. 


  • jovan musk-- If you like musk, this is for you. A straightforward musk. Gold spice adreat for layering experiments as well 

  • The Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose—I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it now. One of the best rose soliflores out there, and you can get it for pennies.

  • old spice—so cheap, but a lovely classic spice/woods fragrance, worth much more than 8 bucks just from the many compliments you’ll receive from nostalgic women.

  • egyptian goddess—a hippy frag, yes, but what the hell is wrong with that?  floral, powdery, and musky, and like nothing else. One of my close friends wears nothing else, and I swear to God more people notice her scent (and like it) than anyone else I know.

  • tabu—loud, loud, loud, yet somehow compelling. 

  • yardley english lavenderan old fashioned cologne, quite calming and lovely. More fougere than straight lavender scent, with a bit of bitterness. 

  • lanman and kemp florida water—one of the oldest cologne splashes, can be had for 3-4 dollars. Refreshing and clean-smelling, citrus and anise. 
pinaud roman

  • pinaud lilac vegetal—a weird old cologne. It smells a bit like its name, but it is also somewhat protean.

  • pinaud clubman bay rum—a classic bay rum, and everyone should own a bay rum.
This is only a partial list of  good cheap fragrances. I have many more up my sleeve, and I am always searching for good cheap things, being on a grad student’s budget myself. I hope you like them. Also, any suggestions would be super welcome for the next installment. Happy sniffing

CREDITS:
florida water ad from wikimedia commons
old spice ad from I Love Retro Things
pinaud ad from the great shaving site Badger and Blade






a quick reminder that my book and fragrance drawing and giveaway is still in full swing. don’t forget to enter your name here if you are interested!



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Florida Water By Lanman Kemp & Barclay - 2 Oz Clubman Pinaud Lilac Vegetal After-Shave Lotion 12 fl oz (355 ml) 

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