I complain about this more than I should, but the perfume world is filled with really bad gardenia soliflores. This has to do with a few things, but I attribute most of it to laziness. Apparently, there is no such thing as a gardenia essential oil. So this means that gardenia in perfumery is either a synthetic aromachemical, some weird homemade tincture thing or it’s an accord created by the perfumer. I say “laziness” because gardenia takes work. Big houses rely on aromachemicals, that unfortunately… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Michael Kors launched three rather linear fragrances that I assume were meant for layering; I’ve already reviewed Sexy Amber. And now I’m reviewing its sister, Glam Jasmine.
Glam Jasmine opens as a squeaky clean jasmine with brightness from citrus and fruits. It’s heady but not as overwhelming as I expected it to be. It actually reminds me a little of Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine hair… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Well, February, which usually is a short month that feels the longest (ugh, winter) but this year, it felt like the short month that it is. This month breezed by which was great because I usually passionately hate February.
After my Hong Kong haul, I tried really hard not to buy anything. And really, I don’t need anything. But, I did end up buying a few skincare samples. And I ran out of hand soap so that… Continue reading | 4 Comments
The Lipstick League – Week of 2.23.15
Question of the Week: What is the one part of your beauty routine that seems to get neglected most often?
EauMG’s Answer: Well, if you want TMI, it’s hair removal with me. In my younger days, I was on top of it. These days I could care less if I have messy brows (which luckily is “in” right now). But, yeah, I’m the classic, “Why would I shave if I’m not wearing shorts?” sort of person. I hate
Cartier has Les Heures de Parfum Collection. It’s a collection of more “exclusive” perfumes (AKA in fewer doors). I’ve tried quite a few of them and I’m actually surprised by how many of them that I like. For example, I like L’Heure Folle, a fruity (sans florals) fragrance.
L’Heure Folle is sulfuric with grapefruit and currants. The opening is like freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with grenadine (sugary pomegranate). And this may sound boring to you, but it isn’t to me. This is a fruity scent… Continue reading