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EauMG’s Perfume Picks for Summer 2017

I kept meaning to post this sooner, but I’ve been lazy enjoying summer. If you’re looking for something to compliment summer, here are my suggestions:

tropical perfumes

Tropical/Beach Scents

The perfumes that smell like the beach or at least make you feel like a glamorous beach bum. 

Arielle Shoshana EDP – This is a passion fruit fragrance so that already comes across as tropical. For me, it reminds me of summer drinking batido de maracuyá. Retails for $125 at Arielle Shoshana. Review… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Gallivant Tel Aviv EDP Perfume Review

Gallivant Tel Aviv

Gallivant is a new perfume brand founded by Nick Steward¹, former creative director of L’Artisan. This is a line of destination perfumes…perfumes inspired by place. The brand currently highlights four cities: Istanbul, London, Brooklyn and Tel Aviv.

All I know about Tel Aviv is that it is a party city filled with hot people. Basically, I think of it like Miami except replace the Art Deco architecture with Bauhaus. When I received my Gallivant samples, I wasn’t that interested in trying Tel Aviv. Why? I thought… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Art de Parfum Gin and Tonic Cologne EDP Perfume Review

Art de Parfum Gin and Tonic

To make a long story short, I had a bad experience with gin that left me avoiding it for years. Unlike peppermint schnapps¹, I was never angry with gin. Gin is like a perfume. It’s often flavored with stuff that most Americans aren’t ever going to know the flavor of – like orris root, juniper and cubeb. For something so popular, gin is rather “exotic”. It has a flavor and that flavor is liking drinking perfume. For years I’ve been searching for a perfume that… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Nomenclature Lumen_esce EDP Perfume Review

Nomenclature Lumenesce

PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017

It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Spring Equinox. “Purple flowers” are what I call flowers that (usually) have purple blossoms and bloom in spring: lilacs, violets, iris, heliotrope, hyacinth and wisteria (when I’m feeling generous). These are the sort of florals that make me think of spring. Plus, it gives me an excuse to talk about some of my favorite floral notes.

Nomenclature is a fairly new perfume brand that puts the focus on… Continue reading

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Tocca Stella EDP Perfume Review

Tocca Stella

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

This winter hasn’t been that gruesome so I really shouldn’t complain. But, this past weekend I realized I that I am over winter. It was in the 60º+ range, sunshine and birds chirping…I realized I’m sick of wearing bulky coats and wool socks. I’m ready for spring.

This sudden awakening had me craving citrus perfumes. Suddenly, I wanted bright, airy scents. I ended up spraying on Tocca Stella¹, a perfume I remember smelling like juicy blood oranges.

Stella is… Continue reading | 6 Comments