Blackbird Triton EDP Perfume Review

Blackbird Triton

Triton is the latest perfume release from Seattle-based brand Blackbird. It’s an icy perfume inspired by the landscapes of Neptune’s moon, Triton. It’s a perfume with a heavy dose of bright aldehydes and incense resins. Because of this, I’m more reminded of temple surrounded by snow.

Triton opens with glistening aldehydes that remind me of “carbonated” elemi and myrrh. It becomes a rooty, vegetal iris with violets and a dry cedar. At this stage it reminds me of a hybrid between Serge Lutens La Myrrhe and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

In the House – Brand Spotlight on L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur Logo

In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.

Who’s in the house? L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur London

The History: L’Artisan Parfumeur is one of the… Continue reading | 13 Comments

Alchemologie Flora Natural Perfume Review

Alchemologie Flora

Carnation absolute is one of those raw materials that make me swoon – deep, rich, spicy with a hint of green floral. It’s one of those complex absolutes that I smell and go “This is perfume!” Sadly, carnation, as a note, is viewed as “old fashioned” but it’s not carnation’s fault. IFRA’s strict eugenol regulations have made many good carnations extinct (like Floris Malmaison). So, what happened is that many carnations are associated with a certain era and because of the regulations and costs, we… Continue reading | 4 Comments

ScentStory 24 Gold Perfume EDT Review

24 Gold

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

If you read EauMG regularly, you’re probably familiar with my “Mainstream Monday” feature. This is where I break away from the indies and niche in hopes of finding something truly remarkable in the designer, chain store or celebrity category. Let me tell you 99% of the time, I’m testing some really unremarkable blends. But, I keep doing this in hopes of finding some sleeper hit, a hidden jewel or a cheap thrill. I think… Continue reading | 18 Comments

Aether Arts Burner No. 4 John Frum Perfume Review

Aether Arts John Frum

Amber Jobin, the perfumer behind Aether Arts, isn’t exactly “new” to the perfume world. She apprenticed with DSH Perfumes before creating her own line. But, in the world of perfumes, Aether Arts is new. Being a perfume blogger, I try many new brands and perfumes and I love doing this. When Amber reached out to me to introduce her new line to me I was, of course, interested. I didn’t know anything about her other than she loved perfume and apprenticed with one of my favorite… Continue reading | 2 Comments