Monthly Archives: April 2012

Soon on Swedish Love Affair: Lime Crime FOTDs!

Lime Crime lipsticks: Cosmopop, Airborn Unicorn, Retrofuturist, My Beautiful Rocket, Countessa Fluorescent

Lime Crime lipsticks: Cosmopop, Airborn Unicorn, Retrofuturist, My Beautiful Rocket, Countessa Fluorescent

I’ve been wanting to try Lime Crime make-up ever since I saw Lisa Eldridge using their lipsticks in her videos. So imagine how thrilled I was when they sent me a package filled with their super bright lip products! I’ve already tried all of them on and soon I’ll start posting FOTDs with them.

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Safran Troublant by L’ Artisan Parfumeur niche perfume, short review

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Safran Troublant by L' Artisan Parfumeur niche perfume review

Safran Troublant by L’ Artisan Parfumeur is the new addition to my niche perfume collection. As always, you know how hard it is to describe a scent with words. To me, Safran Troublant is warm spicy saffron fused with sandalwood and subtle vanilla. It’s a very comforting and unobtrusive fragrance, and yet it’s quite sensual and intriguing. I imagine a love potion would smell something like this.

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Roma Store Profumeria in Trastevere. Niche and selective perfumes in Rome.

Roma Store Profumeria in Trastevere. Niche and selective perfumes in Rome.

Roma Store Profumeria in Trastevere. Niche and selective perfumes in Rome.

As you know by now, I love niche and selective perfumesI have a favorite store that specializes in this area, which is the only one I ever buy these products in. You might have guessed it, and of course, it’s located in Rome. I get all my niche perfumes in Roma Store Profumeria. It’s located right in the heart of Trastevere, Rome, on Via della Lungaretta 63.

I hate to give away my secret goldmine of perfumes, but I feel obligated to spread the word. Roma Store Profumeria has a very big selection of niche perfumes, both Italian and from international perfumerists.
If you’re looking for an exclusive scent, this is the place for you. There are perfumes here that you can be almost certain that no-one you know back home will be wearing. Indeed, most people will never have even tried on a perfume of the caliber you can get here.

Roma Store Profumeria has a genuine Italian feel and an intimate atmosphere

Il Profumo (IL PROFVMO), an Italian brand by Sivana Casoli

Il Profumo (IL PROFVMO), an Italian brand by Sivana Casoli

Annick Goutal

Annick Goutal. Most of their fragrances are unisex, but the ones for men are bottled in square "masculine" bottles.

Floris London. They've been creating perfume since 1730!

Floris London. They've been creating perfume since 1730!

l`Artisan Parfumeur Paris

l`Artisan Parfumeur Paris fragrances

 Atelier Cologne

Atelier Cologne. Established three hundred years ago by an Italian in Cologne, Germany.

It's really hard to choose among all the fragrances.

Byredo Parfums, a relatively new Swedish niche perfume brand from Stockholm

I wouldn't say no to a bottle of Pulp by Byredo Parfums! Or a bottle of their Tulip.

Stop and smell the roses to reset your sensory receptors

Stop and smell the roses to reset your sensory receptors

E. Coudray

E. Coudray

Annick Goutal. I need them all!

Floris London

Floris London fragrances

Ligne St. Barth. Products manufactured on the Island of St. Barthelemy, French Caribbean.

l`Artisan is still one of my favorites!

Etro fragrances

Acqua Di Parma. An Italian classic!

Etat Libre d'Orange

Etat Libre d'Orange. Some of their fragrances I'm really curious about. Have you heard of Sécrétions Magnifiques?

Stay tuned to see what I bought!

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Fontana di Trevi and Anita Ekberg

Of course I visited Fontana di Trevi on my Roman vacation. This is the fountain in which Swedish actress Anita Ekberg had a swim in the movie La Dolce Vita. Although I really can’t recommend taking the plunge today – going into the fountain carries a €500 fine and there are always police present there.
It’s better to just throw a coin into the Trevi fountain. According to legend, if you do this you become destined to return to Rome. I always do it, and it always works!

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AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder by Estee Lauder, short review

AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder by Estee Lauder, short review

AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder by Estee Lauder, short review

If you’re looking for a good pressed powder you might find this post helpful. I recently bought AeroMatte Ultralucent Pressed Powder by Estee Lauder and I’m very pleased with it.
This powder is very finely milled, blurs out imperfections and doesn’t set into pores. You can use it on bare skin, and it’ll make your skin look naturally matte, but not in that old-fashioned dry kind of way. It works as a setting powder too, over tinted moisturizer or foundation. Of course, like most powders it applies best with a powder brush instead of the included puff.
The compact itself looks nice and elegant too, which I think is important.

To make sure my new powder doesn’t feel lonely, I also purchased a lipstick to keep it company. This is the cult lipstick of all times, Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Cocoa Rose 13.

Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Cocoa Rose 13

Estee Lauder Signature Lipstick in Cocoa Rose 13. Soon I'll make a post with swatches of all of my new lipsticks!

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Italian food market at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome (PART 2)

Here’s the second and last post about the Italian food market at Campo de’ Fiori. Being in rainy Sweden really exaggerates my longing back to the sunny Rome! I’d love to have a boiled artichoke with some butter while sitting in some small restaurant in Trastevere waiting for my pasta to arrive!

My favorites here are the photos of the men.

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Italian food market at Campo de’ Fiori in Rome

Italian food market at Campo de' Fiori in Rome

If you stay in the center of Rome make sure you don’t miss out on the famous food market at Campo de’ Fiori (the square with the Giordano Bruno monument in the middle). Here you can find fresh vegetables of the best quality and at reasonable prices, olive oil, prosciutto crudo and much more! If it’s the right season, I always buy some artichokes, zucchini flowers and asparagus.

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