Demeter Brownie Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 9:06 PM

Fragrance company Demeter are at the top of their game, compiling an olfactory ark of single-scents that are lifted from our day to day lives. For example, do you love the smell of strawberry ice-cream orsalty sea air?  If so, then Demeter are your jam... they've bottled just about every smell imaginable (yes, even the bad ones, but lets not linger on those)! With all the good in the world, what smells more delectable than the aroma of freshly-baked brownies?? Well, you guessed it – Demeter have bottled that too and the likeness is uncanny! Now you can enjoy your favourite Brownie treat, but without the guilt!

Demeter Brownie is every bit as delicious as it sounds... not only does it take a smelly snapshot of the warm, chewy chocolate nucleus, but also the bitter cocoa dusting powder; the butter; the vanilla... all your gourmand dreams have come true with the ability to spritz yourself into a chocolate stupor! This tummy-rumbling scent will either put an end to your sugar cravings or will see you running to the local shop, but regardless, one has to appreciate the smell of chocolate baking in the oven, right?! To really knock your socks off, Brownie can be layered with Demeter Cotton Candy or Vanilla Cake Batter to send you into a sugar coma, but without the cavities!

Bring a slice of home-baked goodness to your cold winter day without even switching the oven on! Sweet-tooths beware... Brownie is INCREDIBLY addictive!

Costume National Scent Cool Gloss Fragrance Review

Posted by Dimitri on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 8:25 PM

Few European design houses have such a striking impact and lasting influence as Costume National – an Italian fashion brand known for its free-spirited edginess and keenly-edited silhouettes that are cut close to the body. Under the watchful and masterful gaze of Creative Director Ennio Capasa, Costume National compliment their couture with an exciting range of perfumes... one of which is the limited edition fragrance from 2005, Scent Cool Gloss.

Scent Cool Gloss was launched as a spin-off of its predecessor Scent Gloss... a sharp, flamboyant floral launched just one year before. Here, the newcomer - whilst undeniably a relative of it's senior - takes a slightly different trajectory. In its opening moments, a blast of red rose rushes of the receptors at the back of the nose, and with it, the liquorice salty/sweetness of star anise. A heart of orchid flower tippy-toes over a shimmering white musk base... the sum of these components remarkably evokes an idea of semi-transparent crinkled plastic: refracted light bouncing off a piece of cellophane, or a glossy crimson lip. Scent Cool Gloss is irrefutably vampish and uncontestedly feminine... a patent-leather-and-latex-clad vixen with a whip in her hand! Fortunately, this perfume is not brash, nor lowbrow... it is supremely chic and would work well on any self-assured woman. Cool Scent Gloss was made in limited quantities and soon will be gone forever. Get it while you can!

How to Buy the Perfect Fragrance as a Gift

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:06 PM

How to Buy the Perfect Fragrance as a Gift


Title: How to Buy the Perfect Fragrance as a Gift  



Refer to:

Who’s ready for the holidays?


Choosing the best fragrance for someone else can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Here are our tips to find the perfect fragrance for someone else:

  • Look at their style
    • Chances are a persons style can say a lot about their taste in a fragrance
  • Research Niche Fragrances
  • Get the gift set
  • Check their wish list
    • This is a no brainer
  • Check out our best sellers
    • You still don’t have an idea?


Many people don’t realize the full impact of a fragrance and how it speaks for you without having to say a word. Your scent follows you wherever you go and lingers with each breath; so much so that it should be making and leaving an impression on the people that you meet. So whether or not you have a signature scent or you switch fragrances depending on your mood, it’s clear that you want that scent to last as long as it can.

Sure it’s important to choose a scent with specific notes that appeal to you and mix well with your natural essence and body oils but when you’re picking out a fragrance to wear, we want you to keep these four things in mind: projection, silage, intensity and longevity.

Projection (Distance)

The projection of a fragrance is how far a scent radiates off of your skin and how it is perceived by others in the same room as you – if they are standing in close proximity to you or 10 feet away.  

Silage (Linger)

The silage of a fragrance is the length of time that a scent hangs around in the air after you leave a room. You can consider this your fragrance afterglow and scent trail that lingers when you are no longer present. 

Intensity (Strength)

The intensity of a fragrance is the strength and concentration of the notes, oils and aromatic compounds used in the final product. A fragrance will be stronger and more intense depending on the concentration and intensity of the notes, oils and aromatic compounds involved. In other words, it’s how hard the fragrance slaps you in the face once you catch a sniff of it which varies from Eau De Paufum’s, Eau de Toilette’s and Eau de Cologne’s.


The longevity of a fragrance is the amount of time that a scent clings to your skin. Similarly to the intensity of a fragrance the longevity of a scent will depend on the concentration of the notes, oils and aromatic compounds used in the final product.

These terms are intimately related. Some fragrances can have great projection, poor silage and an intense scent and long longevity. On the other hand, some fragrances can have poor projection and low longevity while having a high silage and intensity. Honestly, it all depends on what is in the final product. And while you can’t control what’s in the bottle, there are a few fragrance tricks that you can do to help the scent last a little bit longer.

For starters, make sure that you’re misting your favorite fragrances on your pulse points to intensify the scent. Pulse points are the areas on your body that have the most veins under the skin, which makes them your hot spots. The heat will intensify the fragrance, help it to diffuse and release the top, heart, and base notes as you warm up throughout the day.

Sure, familiar spots such as your wrist and side of your neck are great areas to apply a scent, but to really make your scent last, try adding a spritz or two to a few of these other pulse points:

Pulse Points:

  • The Back of The Legs (Behind Your Knees)
    • This is an ideal pulse point to apply your fragrance so that the scent may rise and release throughout the day.
  • Behind The Ears
    • The veins behind your ears are closest to the skin and are the warmest part on your body – just like your wrists.
  • Small of Your Back
  • Nape of Your Neck
  • Cleavage
  • Inside of Your Elbow
  • The Area Right Above Your Hip Bones
  • Belly Button
  • Hair
  • Under Your Arms

Fragrance is an art and your skin is a canvas. Once you purchase a bottle, you become the artist from and each pulse point on your body will help you get the most out of your scent.








Photo: A Diagram of a women standing up with arrows pointing at the pulse points?

Photo: A variety of fragrances, someone spraying a fragrance on different points of their body