Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee EDP Perfume Review

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

From the name to the copy,  Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée brings to mind van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. I’m always surprised when brands commit to such boldness. This is an iconic painting easily recognized that often pops up in our popular culture. It’s been discussed in every Art History 101 class. People have spent years researching and interpreting it. When one chooses such an inspiration, it comes with a lot of expectations. And in the world of perfume, expectations do you no favors.

Nuit Étoilée opens with cool mint leaves and… Continue reading | 9 Comments

EauMG’s May 2016 Favorites

Catskills

Catskills

How is already June? This was compounded by my birthday. The older we get, the more time disorients us. I spent the first part of the month overly conscious of mortality and frankly, indulging in a pity party…more like a pity gala being more emo than 13 year old shopping at Hot Topic. We spent a weekend up in the Catskills (David’s birthday follows mine by ten days). This isolation, babbling brook and hot tub crashed my pity party. This was much needed.

The rest of the… Continue reading | 5 Comments

EauMG’s April 2016 Favorites

goats

GOATS

April was a month that through me off from my usual routine. As I reported in my March Favorites, I had to go to Tennessee for a few weeks to help my mom recover from illness and surgery.

The good news, is that she is feeling much better now and is at home but it’s going to take her many months to feel “normal” again.

When I went down there, it was worse than I imagined. My sisters admitted to sort of “protecting” me… Continue reading | 6 Comments

EauMG’s November 2015 Favorites

pink sky

That NYC/NJ pink sky that made the rounds on social media.

 

November was a busy month but in that totally boring sort of busy way. I have a lot of projects going on that need to be finished. It was like a month of just staying busy and trying to stay focused and motivated. I have my own projects but I also took on some freelance projects. This is all good, just keeps me busy.

Plus, the month just sucked. Like it was… Continue reading | 10 Comments

Kelly & Jones #4 Notes of Merlot EDP Perfume Review

Kelly & Jones Merlot

Kelly & Jones Notes of Wine Collection is a collection of perfumes that pair well with wines. These fragrances play up the notes found in the wine that they are named after.

#4 Notes of  Merlot is a fruity floral. It opens as tart and juicy with rhubarb and red currant with a glimmer of citrus. It’s a light and sheer fruity fragrance with a hint of dewy greens. On my skin, most of the wear is that sour rhubarb. It eventually dries down to… Continue reading