Last year I put together a post featuring my picks for the most popular Halloween costumes. Looking back at that post, I thought, “Hey, that was fun. I want to do another”. For the 2014 edition, I decided to focus on costumes that I like (AKA ones that would be fun to “scent”). So, I went to the online costume sites to see what is popular this year. Here are my perfume picks to get you fully into costume:
Parfums de Rosine Majalis is a perfume inspired by rose majalis AKA cinnamon rose (which I hear has no scent). Majalis is a spicy rose. I think of it almost like a rose hot toddy – rose, cinnamon, honey with warmth.
Majalis opens with a glimmer of citrus and spices, reminding me of an orange pomander except replace the clove with cinnamon sticks. Majalis is a sticky honey and cinnamon spice. The rose in this is like dried rose petals steeped in mulled cider (or… Continue reading | 3 Comments
After its 15th anniversary, Sage Machado has updated the brand’s classic Peridot perfume making this fig fragrance even richer than before.
Peridot opens as green fig leaves over a doughy, warm benzoin amber. It’s one of those more “coconut”/lactonic figs that bitter/green. With time Peridot wears as a rich, creamy amber with a skin-hugging musk. Because of the contrast of fig leaves and rich amber, I think of Peridot as a “late harvest” fragrance. It’s a fig fragrance that is cozy in cool weather.
The Lipstick League – week of 10.6.14
Question of the Week: When applying your makeup, do you stand or sit? Where do you apply it? In your bedroom, bathroom or…?
EauMG’s Answer: This has always depended on where I live. In the past I’ve had vanities, dressing rooms, etc. And now I don’t So I apply my makeup in the bathroom, standing in front of the mirror. The good thing is that this bathroom has both overhead and natural light. I will say that I
DSH Perfumes Kohl Gris is a perfume inspired by “mysterious” kohl liner. However, I think of, Kohl Gris like an angry scorned lover on the verge of a complete meltdown. At that isn’t really a bad thing. It’s just a hot-tempered scent.
“Smoky eyes” are often perceived as seductive, sultry and I like the thought of kohl rimmed eyes. But when I try to do this, I’m told that I come across as looking mad. As I’ve matured, I’ve finally realized that lining… Continue reading
September went by so quickly! It was a pretty good month filled with people I like and good food. I ended up spending a week in Nashville visiting family, friends and my little baby nephews (8 and 18 months old). We also had folks visit us in Seattle. However, I realize that after all these years, Seattle feels much more like “home” than Nashville. I stick out there; I was reminded of that during my last visit, that odd Left Coast relative…