Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Margaret Lindsay

Merry Christmas!

We had a really laid back Christmas. Actually, this was the first time we even celebrated in our eleven years of marriage. I think with the big changes that occurred with the move, we felt this need to grasp onto something familiar, like a tradition. David actually bought a little blue tree and covered it with little blue glitter ornaments and a little white star. I joke that the capitalism of New York will eventually consume you…and it does. For the first time ever… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica Candle Review

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica

Belle Fleur Mimosa Magnifica is a fragrance in their Classic Floral Collection. I expected for Mimosa Magnifica to be a pretty, powdery and delicate floral. And this would have been nice, but Belle Fleur exceeded my expectations. Mimosa Magnifica is a powdery mimosa but it’s not delicate. It has a velvet-like richness.

Mimosa Magnifica is a powdery floral over a sweet amber. It reminds me of old fashioned French perfume, like mimosa and violets wafting in a haze of heady jasmine blossosm in full bloom. The… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Belle Fleur Indochine Candle Review

Belle Fleur Indochine

If you want to avoid a serious lemming, then don’t read this review. If you want to know what luxury in wax form smells like, then keep on reading.

Belle Fleur Indochine is a sultry scent, an absolute stunner. It’s like a rich, powdery, honeyed floral. It’s this glorious jasmine over smoky, dark woods with a boozy vanilla sweetness. Indochine is what I’d call a  “dark jasmine”. It’s a smoky, sexpot jasmine paired with warm woods and an irresistible, sweet, animalic honey. If it were a personal… Continue reading | 4 Comments

EauMG’s Home Fragrance Picks for Autumn 2014

The past few days have been gloomy, cool and rainy. Seattle’s rainy season is here! And that means it’s fall. This cool weather has me thinking about my favorite cozy fragrances for the home. And honestly, I can’t wait for the weekend so I can curl up in my cashmere robe with my pile of lazy/fat frugs, read a good book, drink all the coffee I want and surround myself with some of these home scents:

fall home fragrances

1. NEST Pumpkin Chai Candle – In my opinion this is the… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Belle Fleur Casa Malaparte Candle Review

 

Belle Fleur Casa Malaparte

Belle Fleur Casa Malaparte is a home fragrance in the Classic Floral Collection inspired by the island of Capri.

Casa Malaparte is a fresh scent that is perfect for summer. It’s crisp citrus with an ozonic melon. It features clean, crisp florals like a “green jasmine”. Overall, it’s a fresh, crisp citrus floral.

Capri

Notes listed include grapefruit, lemon oil, jasmine, rose, fig leaf, heliotrope, rosewood, cedarwood and musk.

Give it… Continue reading | 4 Comments