Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Now 2017



Never mind that it's a silly, nonsensical name, the whimsical-sounding launch is a refreshingly basic Floral composition with fruity aspects, a spring bouquet with crisp top notes reminiscent of Paris Hilton or Max Factor Le Jardin. The ad campaigns seem to shift between garden flowers and tropical rainforest motifs, but both of these are reflected in the scent which I would describe as a floral coconut water, especially at the beginning when the coconut is prominent. The coconut subsides and I'm left with a pleasantly clean soapy floral dry down, like a less musky Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue or an '80s style floral a la Rochas Lumiere, Charles Jourdan Un Jour or Laura Ashley. The diaphanous pastel rainbow colors seem to depict fantasy island, befitting of this heavenly new fragrance like light and lilting May flowers by the sea.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

PINK MANHATTAN Mother's Day Fragrance Review Party

Happy Mother's Day! I'm very happy and fortunate to be called "a lit mom" by my own, so much so I'm going to repeat it to anyone in the world who'll listen. Oh, but you're not just anyone, you're my precious PINK MANHATTAN blog reader, so thanks to your birth giver, for you're utterly lit for being here, too. 🔥


Tory Burch Love Relentlessly: What a gorgeous fresh spring scent! It's almost like Chloe to me, though it reminds me more of fresh cut grass and Cartier Baiser Vole, that dry sensation of a steaming hot towel. It's a crisp, refreshing green fruity floral, upbeat and upscale like it could be called Eau de Miss Arpels. My daughter and I share this love, but shh, I think she's getting the bottle for her dresser.

(Edited to add: Estée Lauder, creator of Pleasures perfume, is the parent company.)


Michael Kors Wonderlust: I've only smelled the scent strip, sorry, but this is often how perfume love begins. I smell a tropical scent, a light, sheer tuberose with citrus, though it's probably a deeper scent on the skin being Floral Oriental. This could be my sporty La Chasse aux Papillons. I like that they used a guy with a cane in the ad because it's unusual and creative.

(Added on May 20: I sampled the perfume today. It's spicy, with peppery notes on top.)


Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy Sucre: A gourmand scent that delivers real sweetness - I love it, though it is a heavy Floral scent, almost reminiscent of Giorgio and Fred Hayman / Gale Hayman perfumes. MK Wonderlust is similar but more sheer, at least the white floral note of tuberose and gardenia. I posted the pic of the 1 fl. oz. bottle because I found the sugar glaze design to be an eyesore...I love the rest of the packaging, especially the tulle bow.

Get her and yourself something special! ♥🌸

Friday, May 05, 2017

City Island Theater Group presents The Philadelphia Story (Final weekend 5/3-5/5!)


This is the final weekend of CITG’s acclaimed production of the classic romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story. Originally premiering on Broadway in 1939, starring legendary leading lady Katharine Hepburn, who later starred in the popular film adaptation, The Philadelphia Story is a timeless love story filled with charm, wit, laughs and champagne! A first rate cast delivers an evening of pure entertainment that will leave you beaming with joy.

Don’t miss CITG’s take on this great show.

~ Starring ~

Casey Marie Ecker
(Tracy Lord)

Jean Eifert
(Margaret Lord)

Claudia Kimmel
(Dinah Lord)

Bob Livingston
(Thomas)

Robert McEvily
(Alexander (Sandy) Lord)

Joseph Montano
(William (Uncle Willy) Lord)

Greg Morra
(C.K. Dexter Haven)

Robert Mulroy
(Seth Lord)

Elizabeth Paldino
(Liz Imbrie)

Stephen Pearce
(Macaulay (Mike) Connor)

Frances Suro
(Elsie)

Thomas Worden
(George Kitteredge)

Directed by Amanda Livingston Martin


Thursday, May 04, 2017

Todrick Hall presents: Straight Outta Oz


Dumb by Todrick Hall


Expensive by Todrick Hall feat: Kim Chi, Willam, Alaska, Mariah & Laganja


Raven-Symoné in Todrick Hall's "Straight Outta Oz"


If you haven't seen Straight Outta Oz yet, enjoy the show!