Smells Like M

It’s a big day in perfume commercials. First we have the ad for M by Mariah.
“The commercial (…) features Mariah in a private sunset paradise & promises to deliver all the warmth, sensuality and glamour that Mariah and her fragrance, exude.”

M by Mariah

Second, here is the David Lynch directed Gucci by Gucci clip:

G by Gucci

Got My M
M by Mariah

Got My M

Overly excited, I entered the department store. I must have looked kind of lost as I hastily walked around the perfume counters. One sales lady noticed my despair. She asked me: “Can I help you with something?”

I had not completed my question when I saw the M by Mariah flacon in her hand but I continued anyway: “Yes, I’m looking for Mariah’s fragrance.”
The woman, well in her 60s replied laughingly: “I am Mariah. Don’t I look like her? (Short break) Well, maybe 40 years from now.” Absolutely, I said.
She directed me to the Mariah counter, “Is it for a young lady, my dear?”
“That would be me, I am right here.”

As you may remember, M has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.

It’s such a lovely scent. I’m on cloud marshmallow.

Don't Fly Away, Please!

Stella Cares

Stella Cares
Thank you Margot.

To battle the heatwave I spray my face with Toning Floral Water by Stella McCartney every 5 minutes. It’s one of the eight products from her skincare line Care. The Toning Floral Water contains green tea, linden blossom and cornflower extracts. The smell bewitches my nose, so lovely. To get an extra chilling sensation, I keep the spray in the freezer. My skin says: “Thank you” every time it gets another soothing hit.

“All products certified organic and ecological.”
I bet they contain no fur.

p.s. Now, I think that bag would go perfectly with the Toning Floral Water.

M by Mariah

It’s not summer yet, but I’m sure fall is going to be great. You must have wondered, what is going on with Mariah? Well, she is just preparing for her triple threat later this year:

New album
New movie, Tennessee
Her first fragrance, M by Mariah Carey

M me. You smell so M. Cover me in M. Can’t wait till M hits the shops.

M is a floriental. It has top notes of marshmallow and sea breeze accord, a heart of Living Tahitian Tiare and gardenia and a drydown of sheer amber, patchouli and Moroccan incense.

Mariah created the fragrance with perfumer Carlos Benaim of International Flavors & Fragrances, whose previous work includes Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf.

Call Me M

The bottle, created by Elisabeth Arden’s Jean Antretter, is a lavender glass orb with a subtle wave design and a silver rope-patterned neck. The cap is topped by Carey’s signature butterfly. The outer carton features fluttering butterflies, with a front panel that opens to reveal the fragrance.


Eigentlich wollte ich schon früher über Winterparfüme schreiben, jetzt also kurz vor Frühlingsanfang. Ich finde ein Winterparfüm um so besser, je mehr es nach Weihrauch duftet.

Comme des Garçons: Series 3 Incense: Avignon (2002)

Habe ich mir gar nicht gekauft und nur ausprobiert. Ist aber wirklich der beste Winterduft. Die Verkäuferin hat es mir empfohlen als ich CdG 2 Man probierte: “Nein, das duftet nach Sandelholz, Avignon ist Weihrauch.”

Comme des Garçons 2 Man (2004)

Da ich mich am Ende nicht an Avignon rangetraut habe, musste es Comme des Garçons 2 Man sein. Hauptsächlich eine Mischung aus Sandelholz und Weihrauch und vielem mehr. Herrlich!

Comme des Garçons 2 (1999)

Den Duft trage ich manchmal auch im Sommer, obwohl er etwas schwer wirken kann. Kaum Weihrauch, aber trotzdem super. Sehr warm. Ist von dem Parfümeur, der auch CdG 2 Man kreiert hat.

liegende flakons