It has always amazed me that grown-ups want to smell like talc or baby powder. It’s not because I’m a snob and think that baby powder stinks. I’m just from the school of thought that if you want to smell like baby products, then use baby products. It’ll save you money. But, if you don’t want to use these products but you want to smell like a clean baby slathered in product, wear i Profumi di Firenze Talco Delicato.
Many of us (rightfully) whine about what has happened to so many of our beloved fragrances. Beauties from Guerlain, Chanel and Caron have been reformulated throughout the years. It’s a shame. However, many of these still have some character. Guerlain Shalimar still smells plush in comparison to what else is sold in department stores. Caron Bellodogia is not the same but it still smells good. Now, Chanel No. 5 is a complete and total joke in comparison to its purring vintage formula, but it does… Continue reading | 12 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 2.24.14
Question of the Week: What’s your current favorite cream eyeshadow?
EauMG’s Answer: My favorite is Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Gel Eyseshadow. This stuff holds up in the Seattle mist /rain without budging. And it lasts from morning bus stop to evening bus stop. I really wish they’d expand the line with less shimmery colors but there are a few that work for me. I wear Tough as Taupe by itself on the lids. Pair with black
Naiad Soap Arts is an indie soap company located in San Diego. I made a Soap Box Company order and thought I’d try a few things from this line.
Naiad Soap Arts says that this soap “has the consistency of whipped frosting” and it does. And I was a little weary of this…until I added water. The lather is awesome. The sugar gently exfoliates and leaves the skin feeling so soft. And it rinses off easily. It’s a scrub and a soap all in… Continue reading
Naomi Goodsir is an Australian fashion designer best known for her leather goods. The house’s aesthetic is sort of couture Mad Max/haute punk. Extending the brand, the house added Cuir Velours, a boozy suede fragrance.
Cuir Velours opens with boozy rum and baby aspirin – and for some reason I love this. It then settles into this red wine and suede. And there’s French cosmetics – face powder and waxy burgundy-hued lipstick. It’s a mix of powder, violets and roses. The dry-down is a powdery incense… Continue reading | 2 Comments
In By Kilian’s Arabian Nights Collection, Oud is merely a cognomen and not a hint to actually containing oud. I think Incense Oud is an excellent fragrance despite its slightly misleading surname.
Incense Oud opens with spices, a minty rose geranium and astringent cedar. The scent is dry, spicy and woody all at once. It softens with incense resins, “fruity” spices (like pink peppercorn and cardamom) and a “fruity” rose. It’s one of those incenses that I enjoy. Soft and powdery instead of sharp and… Continue reading