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Phaedon Pluie de Soleil Perfume Review

Phaedon Pluie de Soleil

I mentioned in my review of the Arielle Shoshana EDP (a passion fruit fragrance), that I rarely talk about fruity perfumes unless they’re figs. Fruity scents aren’t a genre that I’ve really explored…and I’m trying to change that. I’ve been trying niche fruity fragrance. When I ask for recommendations, Phaedon Pluie de Soleil is one that keeps getting mentions.

Pluie de Soleil opens with strawberry jam. And pineapples. And lemon peel that’s like rays of sunshine. It’s a really fruity fragrance. The fruits aren’t fruit… Continue reading

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Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS Nick’s Sunflower Perfume Review

EB Florals Nick's Sunflower

Eric Buterbaugh EB FLORALS is a line of perfumes created by creative director and florist, Eric Buterbaugh¹. Nick’s Sunflower is the brand’s latest offering, a collaboration with milliner Nick Fouquet. Nick’s Sunflower is a fantasy fragrance of what a sunflower could smell like, assuming that sunflowers could have a distinctive fragrance.

Nick’s Sunflower is a fruity-floral. It opens with quince and Red Delicious apples in a sea of various citrus tree blossoms. As it settles, I notice the linden which is like a… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Le Jardin Retrouve Rose Trocadero EDP Perfume Review

Le Jardin Retrouve Rose Trocadero

ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Tea Rose Soliflore

It’s Rose Week on EauMG! This is the annual celebration of rose-centric perfumes! This week I’m reviewing 6 fragrances that display a different aspect of rose perfumes.

Le Jardin Retrouvé is a French heritage brand of perfumes that was revived in 2016 by the original founder’s son and daughter-in-law. Before last year’s relaunch, Rose Trocadéro is the rose soliflore in the line that was previously known as Rose Thé. I mention this because my sampling notes… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina EDP Perfume Review

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

As long as I keep reviewing designer perfumes, I’m going to keep reviewing perfumes in pink bottles marketed to women. Some things in life are predictable (thus, comforting) like this.

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina has the sort of opening that has been in designer women’s perfumes for the past decade. It’s pink pepper, red berries and polite florals. It’s the usual “pink” fruity-floral except this time, there’s more sugar cubes. It’s radiant and pleasant, although it doesn’t stand out as… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Dolce & Gabbana Dolce EDP Perfume Review

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

One of the most frustrating things about perfume is that unlike a lipstick of piece of fashion, words and images are helpful but they’ll never truly convey what’s in that bottle. You never know until you try it. Yes, you’ll have to try a foundation even though there are swatches online but you have to admit that with perfume, there’s no equivalent to a swatch.

Our first impressions of a perfume are usually visual. We may see… Continue reading | 6 Comments