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Bruno Fazzolari Ummagumma Perfume Review

Bruno Fazzolari Ummagumma

Ummagumma is a new perfume by indie perfumer Bruno Fazzolari. It’s a perfume inspired by Pink Floyd, 1969, counterculture…you get the idea. Before even sniffing it, I wanted it to be something a little rough around the edges, earthy and well, hippie-ish. After wearing a few times, I can tell you, it is all of these things.

At first glance/sniff, I thought Ummagumma was an amber. But, it’s really an amber and everything else. It opens with a cool, metallic saffron and dusty cocoa powder. What I… Continue reading

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EauPEN Thread – Pretty Bottles

Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile

 

Have you ever purchased a perfume just for its packaging?
I hate to admit this, but I have. These days I rarely buy full-size bottles. But, there was a time I’d buy a bottle of perfume just because I liked the bottle. Those days are long gone but here’s what I remember buying just for the bottle:

Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie – I don’t even like faeries but for some reason I wanted this bottle…also the fact that it lists violets as a note… Continue reading | 14 Comments

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Zoologist Camel Perfume Review

Zoologist Camel

Zoologist Perfumes draws its inspirations from animals. With the copy and the name, I expected for Camel to have a Middle Eastern or Horn of Africa influence. This influence is seen throughout perfumery with the use of resins, woods and fruits from the regions and “desert imagery”. It does seem like if your brand is inspired by animals and if you want to do a “spice route” sort of perfume, then a camel as your mascot seems like a good idea.

The opening of Camel is like… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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MAC Ruby Woo & Velvet Teddy Perfume Reviews

Cathee Dahmen

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing (Two) Popular Perfumes

MAC Cosmetics launched Shadescents, a line of perfumes to correspond with some of their best-selling, cult status lipstick shades. I was all about this concept as it combined both of my vices – perfume and lipstick.

I’m not on MAC’s PR list and it really didn’t appear they reached out to anyone that talks solely about perfume, so I had to wait for these to come into stores. It was a wreck. I went to two stores in NYC and… Continue reading | 8 Comments

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EauPEN Thread – Holiday Gifts

Chanel No. 5 1971
Did you receive any smelly things/perfume as gifts over the holidays? If so, what? If not, is there anything you want to treat yourself to?
I didn’t really get any perfume but I did get two perfume-y items from my Vintage Beauty Gift Guide. Apparently David read that post and gave me the Chanel No. 5 Fragments d’Or and Malle Iris Hand Cream. The bottle of this is so much bigger than I expected (8.4 oz). It’s actually a very… Continue reading | 16 Comments