This year has brought many innovations to my life. First of all, I completely changed my mind. Before, I was so obsessed with one brand of. And, I used to try to have all the products of that brand. Now, I have started to take a look at other brands, and found out that I have missed a lot until today. Of course, my new life in France and ISIPCA (world’s one of the most important institutions about cosmetics and perfumery), have influenced my life and broadened my horizons.
Don’t forget your skin always deserves the best!!!
I really am happy to be back again!!! I was too busy to cope with the graduation issues. Now officially, I am a biology and chemistry engineer. Unfortunately, my life as a scholar is not finished yet. News that I am going to talk about right now may sound a little bit surprising to you. My new home for the next year is going to be Versailles in France!!!! I am very glad to be accepted into the master degree program on cosmetics and fragrances given by a very prestigious organisation which is called as ISIPCA.
Now, I am on my way to accomplish my dreams. My greatest wish is to become a great perfumer. And, I will do everything to have my dream came true. So, as you can see, a long story waits for me to fill in the blanks. From now on, I will try to write my perfumery and cosmetics posts in the most professional manner.
Have a great Sunday!!!
When I first smelled this fragrance, I felt myself in a spice bazaar in 17th century. The smell was magical to me. And, the process of smelling the perfume has ended up with a buying process. Myrrhe Impériale is from the latest series of Armani Privé such as “La Collection des Milles et Nuits.” It is a spicy oriental, unisex fragrance in the EDP intense form. The fragrance mainly composed of natural ingredients like myrrh and benzoin.What I liked about this perfume is its lightness and smoothness despite being composed of heavy molecules like amber, vanilla and myrrh. There is a perfect balance with smoky myrrh and smooth benzoin. Also, it is possible to recognise a peppery scent in the dry-down stage. If you do not know the meaning of dry-down stage, It is only the longest-lasting effect of the scent. In addition to this, the fragrance’s lastingness is quite long about five hours. However, this effect may vary from person to person. For example, you may have a perfect relationship and balance between your skin and the fragrance that may result in late evaporation of the perfume.Here ‘re the ingredients used in this luxury smell!!!
Notes: Myrrh, Benzoin, Saffron, Pink Pepper, Amber and Vanilla
Every woman does some makeup in order to look happy and attractive. In my case, I usually do makeup to feel myself better. Doing some makeup helps to boost my mood. I also like shopping cosmetics a lot. Therefore, I always try to use different brands’ products at the different times of the day. In fact, I categorise my makeup collection based on the area of use. For example, these three Dior babies are my favourite makeup products for a special evening. Usually, I do not like doing glitter makeup during the daylight. So, I usually prefer the glittery products for the special evenings. Here is my review on my favourite Dior products!!
Dior Skin Nude Tan-– This is very high quality sun powder having a long-wear effect. If you want a little bit tanning in your face, using Dior Nude will be the right choice for you. When you apply this powder, you can easily recognise its weightless and smooth texture. I usually apply a moisturiser to my face before using the powder to obtain a more homogeneous distribution. Furthermore, if you have a light skin, you should choose a lighter colour or apply it little as a blusher. For example, I use a little the number ’003 cinnamon’ colour as blusher.
Diorshow Fusion Mono— This is the best long-wear eyeshadow that I have ever used. Since I think that darker colours do not go well with my face, I prefer the lighter ones. And, I bought the number ’001 lune .’ It gives a glossy and classy look to my eyes. Sometimes, I also use Mac Cosmetics’ paint-out base shadow before applying Diorshow Fusion Mono to increase its opacity a little bit. I highly recommend this product. If you like other colours, there are also seven different colours of it.
Dior Addict Gloss— I usually do not like lip gloss because of several reasons. The most prominent reason is that lip gloss products are too much sticky and make me uncomfortable while using. Furthermore, I feel the existence and weight of the lip gloss all the time on my lips. Again, this makes me feel uncomfortable. However, I should confess that Dior Addict Gloss is the best lip gloss among all other brands. It has also a plumping effect with using a lip pencil.I usually apply this product with a lip pencil very closer to the colour of the lip gloss to obtain more volume. My gloss code is ’223 Angelique.’
After having some exhausting days, I’m back again with the new feminine fragrance by Tom Ford. I’m so glad to represent this beautiful smell. Actually, I was upset when the Black Orchid was majorly used by men instead of women, because I was in love with that fragrance. However, lucky me!!! A better version of it came into the scene with more feminine notes. Velvet Orchid has a very long lasting effect like other Tom Ford fragrances. During the whole day, it is possible and enjoying to feel the smooth transition between its levels of notes. Another reason that I liked this fragrance so much is the perfumer behind the scene. Yann Vasnier who is the one of my favorite perfumers is in the creation team of this fancy perfume. The fragrance takes its name from the purple orchid accord coming from Brazilian wilds.
As has been in the EDP concentrated form, you can observe the following notes.
Top Notes: Honey, Bergamot, Rum and Mandarin Orange
Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Narcissus, Jasmine, Turkish Rose Oil, Black Orchid, Hyacinth, Magnolia, Heliotrope and Purple Orchid
Base Notes: Labdanum, Peru Balsam, Sandalwood, Myrrh, Suede and Vanilla
Marketing is the most efficient key to success in the world of fine fragrances. I think there are a number of people that are attracted by only looking at the bottle’s design or commercials on TV. For long years, I’ve been following Dior’s fragrance commercials. And, I have to say that I’m very impressed by their creativity. The commercial of Dior Homme is one of my favourite commercials among all of the fine fragrances. I’m in love with it!! To be honest, I never smelled Dior Homme, so I cannot comment on it. Sorry for that, but I’ll try and comment on it ASAP!! Enjoy watching the video!!!
Today, I am fed up with math, chemistry and engineering. Since I will be graduating this semester, I have to complete my term project on biodiesel production from micro algae. Don’t worry about the meaning of the project!! I even don’t know what I’ve been doing for months. Anyway, my look for today helped me a lot to boost my mood. So, what did I wear for today?
FURLA TOTE BAG
ZARA FLAT SHOES
H&M SHIRT AND SKINNY TROUSERS
TOTAL LOOK BY H&M
RAY-BAN WAYFARER SUNGLASSES
I really am happy to run into a great youtube channel representing the molecular gastronomy applications. Among the video clips they shared, “Molecular Egg” is one of my favourite molecular gastronomy recipe.
For who doesn’t have any idea about molecular gastronomy, I can only say that It is a new subfield of gastronomy which represents futuristic cooking techniques with using modern tools. For example, you can cook your meal with nitrogen, or you can create lovely fruit juice caviars by using agar agar and sodium alginate. It may seem a little bit frustrating cooking your meals with chemicals instead of naturals.
I also find molecular gastronomy weird and frustrating.But, It is certain that these new techniques will result in more artistic and creative dishes. As seen in the video, one can cook an egg without using itself.. So funny, isn’t it?
For more molecular gastronomy recipes, you can visit the website, http://www.molecule-r.com
In my previous post, I have a little bit talked about the perfumery basics. For this post, I decided to expand your horizons little bit more on fine fragrances. Today, I’m going to give an insight into understanding the character of the perfume.
There are various components of creating a successful fragrance. Achieving a harmony is one of them.As the combination of potato chips and ketchup or saffron and seafood, perfumes also have some great combinations within itself. These combinations are called as perfumery accords.
According to great perfumers, a good perfume hides its essential character behind the main structural accord. So, one can understand the character of the fragrance by discovering the accord like being woody, chypre, spicy or oriental.. This is the reason why perfumers define perfumery as “the art of intuitive accord.” You may think of as a chemistry lesson. However, I appreciate giving a simple example on accords.
Eugenol-benzyl salicylate and patchouli-hydroxycitronellal may be considered as one the simplest accords. Of course, fine fragrance is not only composed of a single accord. There is a broad and chaotic spectrum which goes from the simplicity to the complexity in perfumery.