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The Lipstick League – Week of 7.10.17

Uschi Obermaier

The Lipstick League – week of 7.10.17

Question of the Week: Is a beauty product being labeled green, natural or organic a selling point for you?

EauMG’s Answer: Nope, not really at all. I like effective products or products that I personally enjoy (like because they smell good). If a product meets those requirements and happens to be green, natural or organic, then that’s cool. If not, that’s cool too. When it comes to labeling, there’s a lot of misleading labels to sell products because brands

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Phlur Hanami Perfume Review

Phlur Hanami

So far, I’ve reviewed two perfumes from Phlur (Hepcat and Moab) that I’ve absolutely loved. Yes, I was initially put off by their marketing because it made me feel ancient, but when you write about perfume, you have to often ignore marketing if you plan on keeping your sanity. What matters is that Phlur makes great perfumes. Hepcat and Moab both smelled really “niche” without having a niche price tag. Now I have one more reason to love Phlur. That reason is Hanami… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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House of Matriarch Twin Peaks Perfume Collection

House of Matriarch

Everyone keeps asking me if I’m keeping up the Twin Peaks: The Return. I haven’t. I’ve been busy and I figured I’ll truly commit myself to once the current season ends. Like many people, I’m a Twin Peaks fan. I sometimes wonder if that series subconsciously impacted my choice to move to Western Washington when I first got out of school. I was attracted to the eerie beauty, the complete opposite ecosystem of the South, that I was introduced to me via David Lynch.

With… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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Hugo Boss HUGO & Boss Bottled Perfume Reviews

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing Popular Perfumes

I’m trying to spend some time this summer organizing and going through all my mess. I’m attempting to organize beauty stuff, which is not easy. I don’t have much space (oh, and I have too much stuff). I’m also trying to organize perfume samples (this is not easy because I still can’t figure out a system that makes sense). I thought I’d knock out a few Mainstream Monday: The Masculine Edition reviews. Today I’m sniffing two Hugo Boss scents from the 90’s:

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Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana Perfume Review

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana

 

When I first tried Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana, I merely dismissed it as Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue for Her but with more plumage. Both have some similarities – citrus, dry woods and a breezy feel. However, now that I’m trying Bahiana again, over a decade from its initial release, I realize there’s some to Bahiana.

The opening of Bahiana is almost like a vegetal, musky citrus. It’s lemon and something that reminds me of ambrette. As it wears… Continue reading