Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
As a designer, Tom Ford is known for “sex appeal”. Apparently, this means exposing a lot of skin, wearing a lot of shiny things at once and never underestimating the power of a glossy lip. When you see the “sex appeal” that Tom Ford constructs, you can tell this is a guy who grew up in Texas and has enjoyed many nights in disco-glamour-era NYC. He’s all about a mix of leopard prints, bronzed skin, fur, stilettos, daring necklines and… Continue reading | 6 Comments
I seem to talk about this a lot, but I’m always surprised when a perfume line chooses to launch a fragrance with “grand inspiration“. It’s too much pressure! There have been a few perfumes inspired by French novelist and icon, George Sand¹. But, if I were a new, relatively unknown small brand, I’d be so intimidated to take on such a task! Jardins D’Écrivains is braver than me and launched George.
George opens with heady white florals of camphoric, cool jasmine and that oily, rich sort of… Continue reading
For many, many years now, I’ve been a fan girl of the DSH Perfumes line. The brand has an extensive catalog that at times can be very overwhelming. But, it’s been my experience that no matter what I end up trying, I end up liking. Now there are exceptions, but those exceptions are always perfumes that I just “like” instead of “love” or “completely and totally obsessed with”. Dawn’s style agrees with me. I can’t imagine living in a world without her perfumes.
Being… Continue reading | 3 Comments
I have a rule for myself: Never trust blue liquids. A blue perfume can’t be trusted. And don’t get me started on blue alcoholic beverages which are basically inspired by untrustworthy blue perfumes¹! Why do I not trust blue juices? Well, I lived through the 90’s and associate these with “sporty” or aquatics that smelled like they were household cleaner in fancier bottles.
I ignored my own advice and tried Curacao Bay from Fath’s Essentials before I tried any other from this new, revived line. I’m… Continue reading
When I first starting writing EauMG many years ago, I couldn’t get my hands on enough fig-based fragrances. Friends would email me links to every fig perfume they encountered online or in person. I loved fig perfumes and it was great timing – it was one of the trends in niche perfumery at the time. Over the past 9-10 years, I’ve easily sampled hundreds of fig perfumes. I also have bought more than any person would ever need. My obsession with figs started “Pre-Perfume-Era” for me.… Continue reading | 26 Comments