The Perfect Scent for Summer

 I adore beautiful smelling perfumes. I, fondly, remember my mother seductively sweeping Bijan or Creed’s Bois de Cedrat behind her ears. I’ve always believed that the application of fragrances is incredibly provocative. Perfume is certainly an accessory to any well-dressed woman. It adds an allure of femininity and passion and a woman’s scent can leave a lasting impression on everyone with whom she comes in contact.

Gucci Flora Mandarin

The perfect infusion of citrus and jasmine creates  “Glorious Mandarin” Flora by Gucci. It offers a youthful and sexy aroma with an energizing hint of white musk and wood without overpowering the nose. It’s tantalizing combination first delivers the fresh scent of mandarin and then the deeper, earthier scents of jasmine, musk, and ambergris which playfully tickle the olfactory senses. It’s heavy enough to pack a punch throughout the day but also light enough to capture that youthful charm that keeps a woman young at heart. THIS is the PERFECT combination for summer. “Glorious Mandarin” is the perfect perfume anthem for sunny days and it’s an inspiring pick me up fragrance on those rainy, gloomy days.



K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, bruja, Oni Yemaya, palera,  professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao”, Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist” and a freelance contributor for major publications like The Root, VSB, Huffington Post, My Brown Baby and The Glow Up.

​Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.