House of Cherry Bomb is a collaborative indie perfume line by Maria McElroy (aroma M) and Alexis Karl (Scent by Alexis). I often get asked for perfume suggestions and one of the most frequent ones is, “Are there any under $100 indies/niche that you recommend?” And the answer is “yes”. House of Cherry Bomb is a line that I would recommend anyway, but especially if you are looking for something under… Continue reading | 6 Comments
So many perfume brands have an incense because it’s how we get back to our roots. Incense is where it all started. In fact, the “perfume” comes from the Latin word “perfumare”, which translates to “to smoke through”. It seems like any brand that is worth paying attention to has an incense inspired perfume in their collection. For CB I Hate Perfume, there’s 703 Fire From Heaven/Smoke.
Fire from Heaven is like a dank cedarwood. It eventually gets sweeter and smokier, like a buttery sandalwood and charred woods. Maybe… Continue reading
It’s officially spring. When I left Seattle, spring was in full bloom. The East Coast is a bit behind but it’s starting to look a lot like spring! And in spring’s honor, here’s a list of perfumes that should get you through all of your springtime activities.
These are my picks for spring activities such as visiting a tulip festival, flying a koinoboir kite or eating an entire package of Peeps
The Lipstick League – Week of 3.30.15
Question of the Week: What’s the last beauty product that really “wowed” you?
EauMG’s Answer: That’s a really good question. With perfume, I really fell for Chanel Misia. With skincare, I tend to fall for anything Paula’s Choice. With makeup I need to think some more. I think most recently I was really impressed with 3 Concept Eyes, a Korean makeup line. I love
March was one of the busiest months that I’ve had in many, many years. I’m going to take a break from unpacking and get my March Empties post together. I’ll give you a full update in my “Favorites” post, but I thought I’d let you know that we’ve officially moved. We have an address in New Jersey now. David started work and seems to like the new company a lot. I hang around this drafty, empty place trying to figure out what… Continue reading | 9 Comments
I think Etat Libre d’Orange Bendelirious may be a perfume inspired by a fictional, carefree, fashion victim New Yorker – I’m thinking a mix of Carrie Bradshaw and generic, young socialite. You can tell this from the brand’s copy. Bendelirious can go from rich socialite to “urban fairy” that drunkingly dances on tables. Frankly, if Bendelirious were an actual woman that I knew or casually encountered, I’m sure she’d get on my very last nerve. But, no worries, if she were a person, I wouldn’t know her… Continue reading | 5 Comments