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Jacques Fath Curacao Bay EDP Perfume Review

Jacques Fath Curacao Bay

I have a rule for myself: Never trust blue liquids. A blue perfume can’t be trusted. And don’t get me started on blue alcoholic beverages which are basically inspired by untrustworthy blue perfumes¹! Why do I not trust blue juices? Well, I lived through the 90’s and associate these with “sporty” or aquatics that smelled like they were household cleaner in fancier bottles.

I ignored my own advice and tried Curacao Bay from Fath’s Essentials before I tried any other from this new, revived line. I’m… Continue reading

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EauMG’s Guide to Coconut Perfumes – Edition II

coconut perfume guide

 

It has been six years since I put together a guide of coconut perfumes. With so many launches (and so many discontinuations), there’s a need to update. This is my comprehensive list of 26 perfumes that are predominantly coconut or have a predominant coconut note. From coconut water to coconut cream, this guide should have you covered.

Coconut Perfumes

Under $75*

Auric Blends Black Coconut Perfume Oil – Here’s a cheapie that I recommended… Continue reading | 19 Comments

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Humiecki & Graef Candour EDT Perfume Review

Humiecki & Graef Candour

Humiecki & Graef is a line of perfumes that I really respect mainly for their unusual inspirations and the fact that many actually live up to their unusual inspirations. And in typical Humiecki & Graef fashion, Candour “describes the emotional state of the particular directness and open exchange between two (connected) people who left the tentative phase of their relationship far behind. Two people who have developed their own intuitive language.” OK, so this perfume has something to do with cohabitation. Or something.

Candour opens as… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud EDP Perfume Review

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud

Over the years, I’ve went through many perfume phases. I won’t get into this during this review; it should be a separate post. During my current phase, I’m finding myself attracted to Francis Kurkdjian’s style. His compositions are typically “safe” with fresh, clean prettier-than-reality notes but then he’ll surprise you with an “odd” beauty (Absolue Pour le Soir and Dior Eau Noire). He’s one of the few people that can make something that smells like laundry detergent and make me want to… Continue reading

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A Lab on Fire LiquidNight EDP Perfume Review

A Lab on Fire Liquidnight

A Lab on Fire LiquidNight is a fragrance inspired by the “hidden depth of the night in New York City”. I really don’t want to think about the hidden things, persons or activities that hide deep within NYC at night. I don’t even want to know where the “liquid” inspiration came from…

Smoky woods and a coconut lime. Saffron cream. LiquidNight is deliciously comforting. The heart and dry down still has smoky woods and lavender but it’s much more creamy and sweeter with more… Continue reading