The Lipstick League – week of 4.14.14
Question of the Week: Do you have a “signature” scent? If so, what is it?
EauMG’s Answer: Bwahahaha. No. I’m too much of a fragrance flirt. I can’t commit. I do have some preferences. For example, I love roses and “cold” floral fragrances. I also have a soft spot for patchouli, fig, osmanthus and aldehydes. Overall, I tend to wear roses, aloof florals, va-va-voom orientals and hippie dippie patchouli scents.
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Grandiflora is a perfume line created by an Australian florist. Currently, the line consists of two perfumes inspired by magnolia, Michel and Sandrine. My experience with magnolia perfumes is that none of them smell like magnolia. I thought that I only thought this because I grew up with magnolia grandiflora. There are different varieties of magnolia and it’s possible they don’t smell like what I’m familiar with. Grandiflora Magnolia Grandiflora Michel is not like a southern magnolia. Instead it reminds me of a Dior Diorissimo for a modern era… Continue reading
Odin Owari 02 is a rather intelligible citrus fragrance inspired by Japanese mandarins. I always joke that straight guys* can’t resist this line. This in part has to do with the fact that my husband shops Odin and wears their clothes. They stores aesthetic is rather basic casual masculines (plaid button-ups, button fly jeans) that are exceptionally well-made, many made from luxury materials like Japanese indigo or cashmere. David is also drawn to their fragrances. And this makes sense. The fragrances are rather basic, casual… Continue reading
O’Driù is a niche, artisanal Italian perfume line. I can barely keep up with American indies, so I haven’t went out of my way find “new” International brands. It’s not that I don’t care, I do, it’s just really difficult to keep up. O’Driu has received a lot of buzz due to the perfumer and the line’s eccentricities and art installations (see Peety). This is one of the few International indies that is on my radar.
The inspiration of Leva is rather “tame” in… Continue reading | 2 Comments