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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

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Lancome Tresor in Love EDP Perfume Review

Lancome Tresor in Love

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

Oh, flankers¹! Do we love to hate them or hate to love them? I think in most instances, flankers are completely unwarranted². Why crowd the shelves with slight variations of the same theme? Or even worse, why make a perfume that suggests that it’s related to its epic namesake and instead give us some generic pink pepper floral? When it comes to flankers in Perfume World, many of us have very impassioned feelings towards these “scent sequels”.

Personally… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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NEST Dahlia & Vines EDP Perfume Review

Nest Dahlia and Vines

We all have a genre of perfumes that we struggle with. That may be an understatement because I think most of us have GENRES that are difficult for us to wear. The reasons can be as simple as we simply don’t like them because they remind us of a time in our lives or a person that we’d rather forget. Sometimes perfumes feel like wearing shoes a half size too small. They only work for short periods of time but they make us feel uncomfortable. Other times… Continue reading | 6 Comments