Nude

nude rihannaRhinestones rather than diamonds, but still fun to wear.

The tropical fruit salad opening has an orange edge that hits the back of the throat and unfortunately keeps the pear from sparkling, but it fades quickly to jasmine and warm musk on the skin for hours.

I’m a bit conflicted about the marketing. I went off a bit about philosophy’s “Nude Rose,” for using the same color scheme.


This song has all the color, cut and clarity.

 

Reflection

reflectionsThere’s a high-end bridal shop dressing room vibe from this one–jasmine and chrome with infinite good taste.

Airy white flowers, with enough sandalwood on the bottom to make it shiny smooth.

The wet violet note on the bottom lingers longest, into the late afternoon.


Mirror Lover is kind of shiny and smooth, too.

Kabuki

kabuki edgierTokyoMilk #09

Cake and lemon sorbet syrup–and waxy sweet flowers that are probably poisonous to cats–hover a foot off the skin for an hour, then settle to sour fruity sugar.

I like it, but aside from the jasmine-scented pancake make-up note, I get no sense of Japanese theater.


A Swedish jazz group mash up with traditional Hogaku instruments.

Rose

kaiNice rose oil by Kai, supported by magnolia and a mess of tuber-lily-of-the-jasmine. Lasts a pretty hour, then fades soapy-clean into the skin, with no residue.

I bet it would be great as a hair mist or deodorant, or even a moisture barrier to hold another scent to the skin–but it doesn’t say much on its own.


This song doesn’t say much either, but it’s pretty.