Posts tagged Ambergris
Fragrance Review - Paco Rabanne Invictus Aqua

I bought Paco Rabanne's Invictus Aqua at Heathrow Airport before my trip to Miami. I spent a good couple of hours trying out all the fragrances, much to the annoyance of my travel partner, Bang on Style.

I wanted something to wear at the beach in Miami, in the hot weather, surrounded by palm trees. I was still a little unsure about what notes I specifically liked at the time, and didn't really know too much about the different categories of fragrances. Thanks to Debs, after much deliberation, I did settle on Invictus Aqua.

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Fragrance Review - Elysium by Roja Dove

 Last year, when I first decided I wanted to learn more about fragrances, I thought that designer was the best you could get. I had no idea that there was additional tiers to try. I attended a couple of launches from fragrance houses I’d never heard of, but what I experienced blew my mind. This was my introduction into the world of ‘niche fragrances’.

This time last year, out of he blue, I received an email asking if I wanted to try the new offering from Roja Dove... Elysium.

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Notes & Noses - Expanding my Fragrance Arsenal

I wrote a while back about wanting to learn more about fragrance, and more specifically, get away from the typical man thing of having a single scent that I wear all the time, every day, for years and years!

I’ve found myself watching an increasing amount of fragrance review videos on YouTube, which is all well and good, but you can’t smell any of the recommendations through a screen. In an ideal world, I’d like to attend some sort of workshop to teach me more, but in lieu of that, I came up with a genius plan, which also had the added bonus of making use of some otherwise dead time!

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What I’m Learning About This Month

I always think it’s important to have a curious mind. Anyone that knows me has probably been bored by my endless supply of largely useless facts and trivia. It pains me to say it, but I’m ‘that guy’ 🤦🏻‍♂️.

I love learning, it’s definitely my ‘thing’. I don’t really like studying or being tested in a formal context, but learning, hearing about, and seeing how things work makes me happy. Last year, my big thing was learning about how the human body works in relation to nutrition, which led me on to learning about hormones and the endocrine system. A while back I learned about latte art and milk foam. I really like etymology and learning about the history of words, and how they came to be. I think it’s important to know something about everything. I’m by no means an expert on any of this stuff... more of an amateur enthusiast 😂

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