Some perfumes make me feel like a crummy perfume blogger and Chanel Cuir de Russie in the Exclusifs Collection is one of those perfumes that gives me those feelings. Don’t get me wrong, I like Cuir de Russie and enjoy wearing it. It’s so Chanel and it’s no doubt a classic; however, I find I don’t really have much to say about it. I wish I had a story to tell you or I could come up with wonderful associations, but I don’t. I like Cuir… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Olivine Full Regalia is a fragrance inspired by the perfumer’s grandfather’s race horse, Full Regalia. However, this isn’t a perfume that will bring to mind horses or race tracks. You won’t find animalic or hay-like notes in this one. Instead the inspiration for this one is more of a “winning combination” of notes.
Full Regalia is a sweet, powdery perfume. It opens as a sweet vanilla with blackberry jam over a floral/jasmine Egyptian musk. As it wears on my skin, it becomes more powdery, like a… Continue reading | 10 Comments
Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar is a perfume inspired by roses grown in Afghanistan. Being that it is a perfume containing actual roses from Kandahar, availability is rather “iffy” with this one due to the harvest and logistics of getting rose oil out of the region. Because of the name and the emphasis of the use of Kandahar rose, I expected a really rosey-rose fragrance. Phi is a rose fragrance but there is much more to it.
La Curie is an indie line of perfumes. Currently, the line has four perfume oils. I’ve found that they all compliment each other rather nicely. Number 4 is is the smokiest out of the quartet.
Four smells like the smoldering embers of an abandoned campfire. It’s smoke, charred woods and mountain air. Being an oil, it’s a linear scent. And it smells exactly like campfires, pine needles and damp leaves. When it dries down, it has that “day after campfire hair” aroma.
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The Lipstick League – week of 11.3.14
Question of the Week: Do you use face primer? If so, what are some of your favorites?
EauMG’s Answer: Now that I use BB creams and cushion compacts, I use face primer a lot less than I used to. But, I do use it when I wear foundation. My favorite primer for my dry skin is Reviva Labs Makeup Primer (review here). It works well and the price is great. I also like… Continue reading | 4 Comments