Synesthesia is a popular topic when it comes to perfume. Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon where there is an involuntarily response to one sensory stimuli that may result in activating another sensory pathway (like associating a color with a grapheme/letter or associating a taste/flavor with a word/sound). In PerfumeWorld, there’s often discussion about scents and colors. Overall, synesthesia is said to be a rare phenomenon, but it seems like in PerfumeWorld it’s more common than it seems in the general population. My thought is that… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I actually put off testing Zoologist Beaver for a few reasons.
Reason #1 – I think beavers are adorable. They are nocturnal, chunky, industrious and live in little family units. I can relate. Out of the animals in the Zoologist line, beavers are my favorite. And I wanted to love this one because the bottle is adorable and this leads to…
Reason #2 – CASTOREUM¹. I actually like animalic notes but with this name and the note list, I feared it would be out of my… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Vanilla Smoke is the newest perfume from Aftelier. As the name implies, this is a fragrance that pairs vanilla with smoky notes (and in this case from lapsang souchong tea). With cooler temperatures, shorter days and dead leaves crunching beneath steps, I must admit that I’ve never been more ready for a perfume called “Vanilla Smoke”.
Like many of the Aftelier perfumes, Vanilla Smoke is available as a parfum or as an EDP. Here’s my impressions of both:
The parfum opens with more… Continue reading | 6 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 11.9.15
Question of the Week: When you want to truly pamper yourself (as we all should do from time to time!), which products do you reach for?
EauMG’s Answer: This is a fun question and one that I like thinking about because well, I’m indulgent. So, here’s what I use. Wearing a favorite fragrance is the quickest and easiest way to pamper. I also like burning “fancy candles” while wearing a sheet mask and reading something I want to read