Sunday, December 25, 2016

Episode 61: Moschino & Bvlgari (or, The Quickie redux)

No preamble let's begin. Two quick reviews today - one good, one bad - so let's get the bad out of the way first, shall we?

Moschino Fresh Couture

Some people hate the bottle, I find it endearing. If only the scent were as cute. Moschino describes Fresh Couture as "a surprising and ironic perfume, (Fresh Couture) plays with fresh and joyful accents and a tempting femininity." via
The whimsical flacon via

I wish that I could say Fresh Couture smelled like any of the described things on me. With top notes of mandarin, bergamot and ylang-ylang; mid notes of raspberry, white peony and osmanthus, and the base sets down accords of clear woods, white patchouli and ambrox.
There is  simply too much going on in this scent, and it shows with wear. I applaud Moschino for the creativity, and the way they managed to make the new scent mesh well with the brand aesthetic. Too bad it doesn't mesh on the skin.

Moschino Fresh Couture - ♦♦ - Would be a good scent for someone who may prefer a sportier fragrance, and who doesn't want their perfume to enter a room before they do. (In other words... not me.)

BVLGARI Man in Black

Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. We need to stop a moment, and talk about this scent. Man in Black is literally what I think of when I think of how a man should smell. I don't know where this came from, it showed up out of nowhere and blindsided me with sex appeal.

It is now past Christmas, I am not trying to sell you something, but ladies. If you love a spicy, sexy, slightly sweet scent on your man - well, Valentine's Day is just around to corner. Sephora says Man in Black "expresses virile strength and irresistible seduction in equal measure." and honey you better believe it.
Top notes are my favorite tobacco and rum for sensuality; the mid notes are tuberose, iris absolute and leather accord for added sweetness that stays smooth. On the dry down, you'll find the refined scent of tonka bean, guaiac wood, and benzoin for a sticky, sexy scent appeal that you can't get away from. Peep that gorgeous bottle, would you? It's just icing on the cake, baby.

BVLGARI Man in Black♦♦♦♦ - An excellent scent for most of the men in your life (or you). Masculine, but not too heavy, Bvlgari fragrances also have the good/bad feature of mild sillage and short longevity. Some people prefer this, and I have found those people are predominantly male.

Thanks for coming back, you all, after such a long time. I have several perfumes to review in the coming weeks (some new, some new to me), so I hope I can get that done as soon as possible! Also, please forgive me if you see more ad posts on the blog. As always, I will never post affiliate promotions without letting you know!

Until next time, pleasant journeys~