A frightened gasp broke through the lazy, haziness of a very warm Southern evening. It was the sort of sound that would follow someone being startled by a swiftly moving rodent (or these days, whenever you read any bit of news). My friend’s aunt jumped out of her lawn chair as if she was being attacked by wasps. I didn’t see anything. She shouted, “Dragonfly!” which I thought was some sort of slang. There was no way that someone could be that scared of a dragonfly. She explained that… Continue reading
PURPLE FLOWERS WEEK 2017
It’s an annual tradition on EauMG to feature “purple flowers” on the week of Nowruz/Vernal 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.
Parfums Rosine’s newest perfume is a fragrance inspired by snow, Rose de Neiges. It’s supposed to bring to mind a rose garden in frost. As someone that loves cool fragrances and roses, I couldn’t wait to try this one. I feel like the fragrance industry is really lacking in the area of cool or “aquatic” roses. Is Rose de Neiges the rose I’ve been waiting for?
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
If you’re reading EauMG because you’re already really, really into perfume, then I’m sure you’ve heard of this fragrance. This perfume created some buzz a few years ago because it retails for under $30 and the Nose behind it is Francis Kurkdjian. Really, I can’t believe there’s perfume that retails for under $30. And I also was amused that Kurkdjian was working on such accessible perfumes when he has his own brand.
Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Yves Rocher is one of those brands that I’m usually very happy with, but I don’t really buy it. Why? It’s only available online in the US and I forget about them. It’s that simple. When I travel elsewhere, I’ll stop in the store, sample a few things and even buy a few things and wonder why I don’t buy more from them. I usually like their shower gels and a few of their skincare items. However, I think… Continue reading | 11 Comments