Here’s more proof to back up my theory that people only think they don’t like tuberose because they’ve only tried synthetics. I tell all tuberose haters to try the gorgeous natural composition, Hiram Green Moon Bloom. Natural tuberoses aren’t as sharp or as aggressive. Now I’m going to add another tuberose to the “tuberose haters must-try” list. Ayala Moriel Treazon takes the natural beauty of natural tuberose and contrasts it with an interesting blend of spices and creamy woods.
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Tom Ford Extreme reminds me of a perfumer’s interpretation of Western U.S. forest fire. But, since it’s a Tom Ford perfume, I’m highly suspicious that it is an interpretation of a super sexy firefighter.
Tom Ford Extreme exists to be a smoky wood and tarry leather fragrance. The opening has a Dior Poison-ish black plum cough syrup thing going on with dried herbs/Jäggermeister with a hint of sharp, green barbershop violet. Like many of the “regular” Tom Ford fragrances, the… Continue reading | 2 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 9/29/14
Question of the Week: What’s the first beauty/makeup item that you remember coveting?
EauMG’s Answer: Where do I start? I was the type of kid that drew lipstick and witches all over my 1st grade report card…Anyway, I do remember my first makeup coveting. Let me take you back to the early 80’s. My mother who was really young when she had me; she was still “cool” and up on the cosmetics and fashion. I would watch her
I’ve been in a makeup funk for a long time and I’m finally starting to feel like playing in it again. Who knows, maybe a vintage makeup look tutorial will show up again?
Today, I’m taking a brief break from fragrance and quickly reviewing a new lipstick that I bought last week.
First things first, I love Armani lipsticks. They make some of my favorite “nudes” and reds. I usually use Rouge d’Armani but hey, I couldn’t resist Rouge Ecstasy. I’m finally feeling some inspiration again. I’m… Continue reading | 4 Comments
L’Âme sœur means soulmate in French. Parfums Divine L’Âme Sœur is a perfume that celebrates that “soulmate” bond between rose and jasmine. The overall perfume is an elegant composition as timeless as the “royal couple”, rose and jasmine.
L’Âme Sœur opens with fizzy, fatty, peachy aldehydes with a hint of a fruity, raspberry-like violet. It’s one of those grand dame florals. It’s very Chanel-ish in that at this stage it reminds me somewhat of No. 5 and No. 22. It’s a “classic French floral” with ylang, rose… Continue reading | 6 Comments