Happy Saturday, gals. How’s it going? What do ya think of these solid perfume sticks by Crazylibellule and the Poppies ($18)?
I should have stuck my hand or something in the picture to give them some perspective, but they kinda look like chubby little lipstick tubes. 🙂
Developed by Sephora co-founder Isabelle Masson-Mandonnaud, each of the 29 unusual fragrances contains a mix of notes like dark chocolate, Tiare flower and ginger. Because they’re generally light, like eau de toilettes, they’re designed to work alone or layered with each other (or other scents).
I’ve tried four of them — Chere Louise, Jeanne Voyage, Josephine Jonquille and 26 Juin Ile d’Yeu — and love ’em all!
- Chere Louise: rose, pepper seed, iris, hyacinth, storax (a plant used for making incense), patchouli, guaiacum wood (a tropical shrub)
- Jeanne Voyage: Silician bergamot, amberwood, Spanish mandarin, heliotrope, violet leaves, rose sap, musk, nutmeg, iris
- Josephine Jonquille: Tiare flowers, patchouli, black chocolate, jasmine, lemon, ginger, cardamon (an herb from the ginger family)
- 26 Juin Ile d’Yeu: orange, vanilla, jasmine, plum, black pepper, lily of the valley, peach, musk, wood, rose orange blossom, cardamom, orange
Light and subtle
These are the kinds of perfumes that work great when I just want a lil’ something-something, like for those times when El Hub leans in to snuggle.
The tube makes them kinda fun to apply. I’ve been swiping the sticks (which deposit a thin, slightly waxy film) on my wrists, neck and between “the girls,” taking a minute afterward to thoroughly massage the film into my skin.
The scents seem to last about half the day, but the sticks travel well and they’re a blast to apply. So far I’ve spotted them online at Sephora, Beauty Habit and Crazylibellule.com (LOVE the music that plays on the site), but I haven’t seen them in any stores yet. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Friday night alien antics, etc.
District 9 took a lot out of me last night…
The story centers around a massive humanitarian effort to shelter more than a million starving humanoid/insectoid aliens who become stranded on earth after their mothership hovers to a halt above the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.
(Stay with me.)
It’s far from your average aliens vs. humans shoot ’em up and delves into a slew of social issues in some fascinating ways, but it’s also a lot heavier than I’d bargained for and twisted my stomach in knots!
I’m not sure what to compare it to (maybe 1988’s Alien Nation)… Overall, I like and admire the film, but it’s definitely not my idea of a light Friday night popcorn flick.
How’s your weekend coming along? Doing anything fun tonight? I think I’m just gonna stay in, paint my nails and watch The Craft, which I Tivoed last night. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,