I complain about this more than I should, but the perfume world is filled with really bad gardenia soliflores. This has to do with a few things, but I attribute most of it to laziness. Apparently, there is no such thing as a gardenia essential oil. So this means that gardenia in perfumery is either a synthetic aromachemical, some weird homemade tincture thing or it’s an accord created by the perfumer. I say “laziness” because gardenia takes work. Big houses rely on aromachemicals, that unfortunately… Continue reading
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Michael Kors launched three rather linear fragrances that I assume were meant for layering; I’ve already reviewed Sexy Amber. And now I’m reviewing its sister, Glam Jasmine.
Glam Jasmine opens as a squeaky clean jasmine with brightness from citrus and fruits. It’s heady but not as overwhelming as I expected it to be. It actually reminds me a little of Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine hair… Continue reading
Well, February, which usually is a short month that feels the longest (ugh, winter) but this year, it felt like the short month that it is. This month breezed by which was great because I usually passionately hate February.
After my Hong Kong haul, I tried really hard not to buy anything. And really, I don’t need anything. But, I did end up buying a few skincare samples. And I ran out of hand soap so that… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 2.23.15
Question of the Week: What is the one part of your beauty routine that seems to get neglected most often?
EauMG’s Answer: Well, if you want TMI, it’s hair removal with me. In my younger days, I was on top of it. These days I could care less if I have messy brows (which luckily is “in” right now). But, yeah, I’m the classic, “Why would I shave if I’m not wearing shorts?” sort of person. I hate