I've been taking a Photoshop class for the past three days (so as to suck less at graphics and actually be able to create some for the site!) and I had to walk past the Hollister shop on my way to and from the building every day. And let me just say that yesterday's quote of the day (aside from being totally genius) means so much more to me now. Wow, are those fumes strong. They just hang in the air as you turn the corner. Ick. But they did get me thinking about smells that I do enjoy, like Saffron James Punono. Saffron James is a boutique fragrance company created by former beauty editor (and Hawaii native) Kate Growney. There are four scents in the collection that come in some incredibly beautiful packaging. And each one reflects a different aspect of Hawaiian foliage and culture. They're all really complex and well-crafted, but Punono is hands-down my favorite.
They graciously shipped me samples of each when the line first launched and I became devoutly obsessed with "P" (as I like to call her), immediately. She's a little warm, spicy slice of heaven. At least, to me. I've had hundreds of perfumes sent to me over the years for work and most (even when I really liked them) headed straight to the beauty closet, not to to my dresser top. Not the case here. I'm turning this little lady into my new signature. She follows in the grand tradition of Guerlain Shalimar (thanks, mom!), Liz Claiborne (that triangle bottle was awesome in middle school), Givenchy Amarige (the college years), a Sarah Horowitz custom-blend (creatively named by an ex "Personal Scent"), Marc Jacobs Essence, and now Punono. Smell ya later. (Sorry I just couldn't resist the corny!)