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
The History: L’Artisan Parfumeur is one of the… Continue reading | 9 Comments
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
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If you read EauMG regularly, you’re probably familiar with my “Mainstream Monday” feature. This is where I break away from the indies and niche in hopes of finding something truly remarkable in the designer, chain store or celebrity category. Let me tell you 99% of the time, I’m testing some really unremarkable blends. But, I keep doing this in hopes of finding some sleeper hit, a hidden jewel or a cheap thrill. I think… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Amber Jobin, the perfumer behind Aether Arts, isn’t exactly “new” to the perfume world. She apprenticed with DSH Perfumes before creating her own line. But, in the world of perfumes, Aether Arts is new. Being a perfume blogger, I try many new brands and perfumes and I love doing this. When Amber reached out to me to introduce her new line to me I was, of course, interested. I didn’t know anything about her other than she loved perfume and apprenticed with one of my favorite… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Grandiflora is a floral boutique in Australia. This year the boutique launched two different interpretations of magnolia-inspired perfumes, Michel and Sandrine.
Grandiflora Sandrine opens with sulfuric grapefruit with spicy pepper. To my surprise this one is all about the citrus – bright, spicy citrus. The heart is like a really luxurious laundry detergent – musk and clean florals. It goes through a stage that reminds me of gunpowder tea (smoky green tea). The dry-down is a stunning slightly-fruity musk that melds perfectly to my… Continue reading | 2 Comments