Many years ago when I first became interested in niche perfumes, I was obsessed with ambers and sandalwoods. Over a decade later, I rarely wear perfumes that fit into this genre. It’s not that I dislike them, I just don’t find myself wearing them that often. They don’t fit with my current mood or environment. However, there are a few that I still wear. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble is one of them.
Santal Noble is like spicy, saffron coffee beans with oak. It’s bitter, green… Continue reading
I feel like I’ve spent most of the month of March recovering from the flu. I’m just now wanting to smell things again. Natural fragrances like these from Phoenix Botanicals are great for “reintroducing” fragrance into my life.
Notes listed include Mexican vanilla beans. Launched 2013. PERFUMER – Irina Adam
Triple Vanilla smells exactly like vanilla extract. That may sound simple, but it isn’t. Vanilla is naturally complex. This one smells sweet yet balsamic. It reminds me of vanilla… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 3.21.16
Question of the Week: In honor of Easter and springtime in general: do you like pastels when it comes to color cosmetics? If so, tell us a few of your favorites!
EauMG’s Answer: The reason that I rarely ever splurge on any limited edition spring makeup collections is because they’re pastel. I don’t really like “clear pastels”. For example, if I wear an eyeshadow in the pink family, I like dustier shades like mauve
One of the many reasons that I love spring is because of lilac and the blooming of other “purple flowers” like iris, heliotrope, wisteria and hyacinth. Lilacs are exceptional. These shrubs bloom with abundancy with an aroma that can fill an entire neighborhood. Their fragrance is almost more jasmine than jasmine. It’s honeyed and indolic
I once had a neighbor with a back yard with a few old growth lilacs in both purple and white. And a sin I did commit, I coveted my neighbor’s… Continue reading | 23 Comments
The last time I wore extensions was when a Hilton was more popular than a Kardashian. So yeah, that was a long time ago. After my “fire engine red/candy color” club kid hair days, I went for a more angular bob that I was very happy with. But, I easily get bored. When I do something for too long, I have to do the complete opposite. This is why I’ve grown out my hair (that and finding a new hairdresser in a new city gives… Continue reading | 3 Comments