BY Holly Trantham
on Jan 26, 2015
We love coming across companies you can actually feel good about buying from: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is one of our favorite aromatic retailers, and everything they produce is tested on staff, friends, and family—never animals. They also use fair-trade and self-sustaining growers whenever possible. Not to mention the dozen or so independent artists commissioned to create their beautiful labels. How’s that for conscious consumerism?
BPAL, owned and ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 30, 2013
Sideshow Soap for Clean Freaks uses natural ingredients to produce handmade soap products in all different witchy scents and formulas. The occult-inspired Etsy shop makes hand cut bar soaps, exfoliating scrubs, lip balm, moisturizing lotions, and perfumes. Sideshow Soap crafts each item with only the finest of goods, including (but definitely not limited to) coconut milk, English tea rose, sandalwood, shea butter, crushed acorns, jojoba oil, oak leaves, and much, ... Read More
on Mar 18, 2013
I am blessed cursed with an extra sensitive nose. The good news is that if you are hanging out with me, I’ll smell that gas leak or that smoke before anyone else detects it, the bad news is that I can literally smell EVERYTHING in the room. And while I love the idea of fragrances and scented products, the truth is after about 5 minutes the Chanel’s, Fracas’ and Creed’s of the world all start to smell cloying and cheap and gross - to me ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Mar 28, 2012
The lucky ducks who already have our April/May issue have seen the “Buy or DIY” story about making your own natural solid perfume. (It’s so easy, a cavewoman could do it. One with access to a microwave, at least.) Our accompanying “Buy” section offers some fantastic scented-oil perfumes which were sniff-tested in our office by a discriminating panel of BUST staffers and interns. But you’re probably wondering what Brooklyn rocker Andy Animal would ... Read More
Coming from Chanel’s main man, whose personal library houses over 300,000 books, is a rumored fragrance for those who love and long for the romantic smell of musty books over the complete lack of smell from books via computer. According to German papers, FAZ and FOCUS, Lagerfeld is currently working on a fragrance with his publishing company, Edition 7L in collaboration with Gerhard Steidl, the distributer for most of the designer’s photography books. ... Read More
The depth of my love for the brilliantly outrageous Lady Gaga is unlimited, immeasurable, and difficult to articulate. I love how she seeks to express herself, combining her musical talents with fashion, theater, and Dadaism to create something interesting and new. Her songs are actually very well written, with their use of clever wordplay (because who doesn’t remember “bluffin’ with my muffin?”), combining glamour and decadence, and yet ... Read More
BY Intern Leala
on Dec 01, 2009
I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for a cool, different scent to make me smell pretty, and especially after reading the latest issue of Bust, I've even considered making my own. But now I don't have to! Lollibomb Beauty is a "one chick indie business" that creates pretty fancy sounding scents.
TOBACCO ROAD, for instance, is made with fresh pressed tobacco leaves, mandarin, bergamot, and Italian neroli.
I personally can not wait to ... Read More