Rebel & Mercury Distinguished Candles are a line of natural botanical candles. While the world may have numerous options when it comes to all-natural perfumes, I’ve found that we have less when it comes to home fragrance, especially candles. Why? My hypothesis is that it is expensive, very expensive to make a candle that will throw. The wax tends to absorb natural essences and I can guarantee that one has to use probably double the amount of fragrance than what they use in perfume. This means… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Dahlia Noir – doesn’t that sound dark? I can’t help but to hear the name and think of the gruesome “Black Dahlia” murder. I saw the Unsolved Mysteries of that as a kid and it scarred me for life (as was the intention of the show). So, it’s very difficult for me to think of the name “Dahlia Noir” without getting the heebie jeebies. The name was my first warning sign.
Givenchy Dahlia Noir throws me off at the initial stage… Continue reading | 6 Comments
One of my favorite indie lines, Providence Perfume Co. has launched an organic botanical bath and body line. This new line contains shower gels, body lotions and hand creams. I’m going to quote the perfumer, Charna Ethier on the creation of the line:
I approached creating the fragrance for the bodycare line like creating perfumes. I wanted each scent to be nuanced and hoped to buck the idea that natural products are unsophisticated and simplistic. Just because a lotion is natural and made with organic ingredients doesn’t mean… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Lipstick League – week of 3.3.14
Question of the Week: Name the last beauty product that was a failure for you.
EauMG’s Answer: Thanks to wonderful bloggers, I rarely encounter beauty products because I do my “research” first. Really the only mishaps I encounter are the impulse drugstore cosmetic purchases of products that I don’t look up and can’t swatch. My last fail was with Revlon Super Lustrous Shine Lipstick in Honey Bare. I was waiting for a prescription and saw