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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

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Amayori Okinawa Natural Perfume Oil Review

Amayori Okinawa

Amayori has launched a new limited edition seasonal perfume for Summer 2016, a natural perfume inspired by summer evenings in Okinawa.

Okinawa opens with a sharp, gingery lemongrass. This lemongrass starts to wear as something that reminds me of lemon verbena, like lemon zest and green grass. As it dries down, it’s like a green coconut with fresh gardenia blossoms. The heart is a realistic “gardenias in bloom” on the plant. It’s like a heady gardenia and green leaves. They dry-down is like a creamy gardenia.

It’s… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Raw Spirit Summer Rain EDP Perfume Review

Raw Spirit Summer Rain

Raw Spirit¹ Summer Rain is a fragrance inspired by summer thunderstorms in the Florida Everglades².

Summer Rain opens as tangy citrus zest. It smells exactly like zesting a lime. In addition, the grapefruit adds a bitterness to the natural sweetness of the lime. This opening is hyper-realistic. The heart does capture some of that Florida humidity. It’s a humid white floral with leafy greens. It’s the white florals that grow so easily in Southern Florida like orange blossoms and tangled vines of jasmine. No other note… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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EauMG’s Perfume Picks for Summer 2016

It’s officially summer in the Northern Hemisphere! If you’re looking for something new to wear to compliment the season, here’s my suggestions:

Summer 2016 perfumes

Tropical/Beach Scents

For days at the beach or for the days you wish you were there!

Balenciaga Paris L’Édition Mer EDP – Cool, watery lily-of-the-valley aquatic that’s a nice nod to Japanese designer perfumes of the 1990’s. The coolness works well with hot beaches. Retails for $145 at Neiman Marcus but there’s rumors… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Shelley Kyle McClendon EDP Fragrance Review

Shelley Kyle McClendon

Shelley Kyle is one of those brands that I like for their over-the-top feminine florals. I mean, they even sell these frou-frou powder puffs and body powders that really invoke Old Hollywood glamour. Most of the Shelley Kyle fragrances lean traditionally feminine, except for this one. McClendon is a refreshing unisex citrus fragrance named after her son.

McClendon opens with a really sharp citrus. Really sharp citrus notes is that they remind me of dish washing detergent. I realize that this… Continue reading | 2 Comments