The Lipstick League – Week of 9/26/2016

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The Lipstick League – week of 9.26.16

Question of the Week: When it comes to haircare, what styling product are you reaching for the most these days?

EauMG’s Answer: My hair loves oils like that from FAR Botanicals or Aftelier so I reach for those daily. Currently, I’m really into the sort of serums I used in high school like this Olive Oil Polisher and Smooth N Shine. I typically apply these and air dry. Best

Eris Belle de Jour EDP Perfume Review

Eris Belle de Jour review

Eris Parfums is the line of perfumes created by vintage perfume collector and writer, Barbara Herman (of Yesterday’s Perfume). Barbara has been my source for all things vintage perfume related so I was so excited to see her not only write a book but launch this line of perfumes.

Belle de Jour opens as salty orange blossoms and musk. It’s both cool and warm with a metallic coriander and fur stole-like musk. The heart is a cool, acrid floral… Continue reading | 2 Comments

En Voyage Perfumes Cafe Cacao EDP Perfume Review

Envoyage Cafe Cocao

En Voyage Café Cacao is a gourmand that is in the Souvenir de Chocolate Trio. It’s a perfume that is inspired by a the sort of decadent café mocha that Marie Antoinette would have had.

Café Cacao is as you can imagine, a chocolate perfume. Chocolate perfumes can go into a few different directions¹ and this is a sweet, creamy chocolate with some spice. When it opens it’s like an after-dinner treat of chocolate mousse and sweet, spicy pipe tobacco. There’s a hint of warmth from florals… Continue reading | 2 Comments

Providence Perfume Co. Tangerine Thyme Natural Cologne Review


Providence Perfume Co. Tangerine Thyme

Summer’s officially over and Providence Perfume Co. has launched a limited edition citrus cologne. I used to associate citrus with hot weather, but I have since realized they’re perfect for “day wear” during any season. In fact, I seem to appreciate the uplifting quality of citrus a lot more in the dead of winter just as much as I do in the sweaty months of summer.

Tangerine Thyme opens as the juiciest citrus ever. It smells like when you get that first ripe… Continue reading

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose EDP Perfume Review

Elizabeth & James Nirvana Rose

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I have a type and that type is usually rose. I may like many types of rose soliflores, but I’m also really picky.¹ And I can be picky because there are a lot of rose perfumes on the market. But, one thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s little competition for designer/mainstream roses that are actually worth wearing. There are a few excellent roses that retail for under $100 but for the most part, I’m attracted to the… Continue reading | 7 Comments