L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numero 10 EDP Perfume Review

L'Artisan Mon Numero 10

L’Artisan Parfumeur had a line of “numbered” perfumes that were once a limited run of exclusive perfumes that well, they decided to bring back as non-limited, non-exclusive AKA “permanent” perfumes. I assume that this exclusive model A. worked for them and they wanted to continue selling these or B. didn’t work for them at all and they decided to lower the price and bring these to mass market. Anyway, Mon Numéro 10 is an oriental perfume from “the numbers” collection.

In the opening, Mon Numero 10 reminds… Continue reading | 2 Comments

JAR Jardenia Parfum Review

Jar Jardenia

In the basement of Bergdorf Goodman, tucked away, there’s a dark, dimly lit area. This is the JAR room¹. If you’re into perfumes, the “JAR Experience” is treated like some sort of cult initiation, something that you must do if you want to be taken seriously in the world of perfume. But, in reality, it’s just something that people that are really into perfume should try to do if they find themselves wanting to sniff perfume while they are in NYC or Paris.

I remember my JAR Experience… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Hiram Green Shangri La EDP Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Shangri La

Hiram Green has launched a new perfume, Shangri La, a chypre inspired by James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon. When the perfumer reached out to me to try this newest launch, he “warned” me that it was rather different than the debut fragrance, Moon Bloom, which is now one of my favorite tuberose perfumes. And honestly, I was relieved to hear that it was different, as I don’t like too many redundancies in brands anyway. The… Continue reading | 4 Comments

The Lipstick League – Week of 1/12/2015

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The Lipstick League – week of 1.12.15

Question of the Week: What’s your current favorite top coat and how long have you been using it for your manicures?

EauMG’s Answer: For the past few years, I’ve been using Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat. It’s cheap and works well. I like that it’s glossy and quick drying. I prefer it over Seche Vite (which I found would “shrink” my polishes)

Prime Beauty – takes a look back at her… Continue reading

Comme des Garcons x Pharrell Williams Girl EDP Perfume Review

CdG and Pharrell Williams Girl

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

The launching of Girl was a big deal for the “mainstream world” for a few reasons:

Reason 1- The the celeb in this case had enough sense to not only align themselves with a designer, but a designer line that produces a lot of good, trendy perfumes. AND a perfume that crosses over into mainstream/designer and niche. This makes folks take this perfume “more seriously”. This also makes it something that will be sold at stores… Continue reading | 8 Comments