Annick Goutal Vetiver EDT Cologne Review

Annick Goutal Vetiver

It may surprise some people because not many perfume lovers declare this, but I love aquatics. Now before you start judging me, give me a chance. I don’t love melon/cucumbers that verge into household cleaner territory. I love salty, mineral scents that remind me of the sea. Unfortunately, the 90′s ruined this “ocean” genre of perfume for most people. But, I promise, there are some really great ocean inspired perfumes out there and Annick Goutal Vetiver is one of them.

Vetiver is well, vetiver with brine… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Humiecki & Graef Geste EDT Perfume Review

Humiecki & Graef Geste

Here we go with some more unusual backstories from Humiecki & Graef. Usually I can just laugh at their inspirations while appreciating that they “went there”. But, it’s really difficult for me to do that with Geste. Why? Well, read this:
A fragrance about intensity, inspired by a woman’s ardent love for a much younger man.

The softness of the young man’s skin and the maturity of the woman are made tangible in fragrance through the interplay of soft amber and musk notes… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Blackbird Triton EDP Perfume Review

Blackbird Triton

Triton is the latest perfume release from Seattle-based brand Blackbird. It’s an icy perfume inspired by the landscapes of Neptune’s moon, Triton. It’s a perfume with a heavy dose of bright aldehydes and incense resins. Because of this, I’m more reminded of temple surrounded by snow.

Triton opens with glistening aldehydes that remind me of “carbonated” elemi and myrrh. It becomes a rooty, vegetal iris with violets and a dry cedar. At this stage it reminds me of a hybrid between Serge Lutens La Myrrhe and… Continue reading | 6 Comments

In the House – Brand Spotlight on L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur Logo

In the House is a feature on EauMG. I’m collecting my experiences from years of perfume sampling and putting together a quick brand overview. There are so many perfume lines out there that it can be overwhelming. My goal with this is to quickly introduce people to niche and indie lines that may be of interest to them.

Who’s in the house? L’Artisan Parfumeur

L'Artisan Parfumeur London

The History: L’Artisan Parfumeur is one of the… Continue reading | 13 Comments

Alchemologie Flora Natural Perfume Review

Alchemologie Flora

Carnation absolute is one of those raw materials that make me swoon – deep, rich, spicy with a hint of green floral. It’s one of those complex absolutes that I smell and go “This is perfume!” Sadly, carnation, as a note, is viewed as “old fashioned” but it’s not carnation’s fault. IFRA’s strict eugenol regulations have made many good carnations extinct (like Floris Malmaison). So, what happened is that many carnations are associated with a certain era and because of the regulations and costs, we… Continue reading | 4 Comments