fragrance

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Perfume Review

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly

To refresh your memory, I really was not a fan of the signature Tory Burch perfume. Looking back at my review, I guess I was unjustly harsh. But, that was how I felt at the time. I didn’t expect to like that fragrance because I’m not a fan at all of the Tory Burch aesthetic (even though there are plenty of people that successfully pull off this preppy, waspy, colorful 1970’s looks). When I received a sample of Love Relentlessly, I didn’t think I’d even try it… Continue reading | 12 Comments

Personal

EauMG’s November 2015 Empties

November 2015 Empties

This month I bought more than I said I would. I actually ran out of a lot of skincare (in October) and bought skincare products from Ulta. Since I was ordering online, I threw in a few weird lipstick shades that are only available online. I was curious and apparently wanted lime green lips. A reader talked me into buying Clinique Cleansing Balm. Plus, Nordstrom was having a gift with purchase, so I was easily talked into… Continue reading | 28 Comments

fragrance

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraiche Passiflore EDT Perfume Review

Maitre Parfumeur Fraiche Passiflore

I don’t have issues with fruity fragrances. I just have issues with finding fruity fragrances that I want to wear for more than an hour. I like the idea of them but get fed up with them rather quickly. However, there are a few that I could wear all day. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fraiche Passiflore is one of those.

Fraiche Passiflore oepns with fresh stone fruits and berries. It reminds me of raspberries and apricots with an icy coolness. With time Fraiche Passiflore gets more… Continue reading | 6 Comments

home scents

NEST Sicilian Tangerine & White Narcisse Candle Review

OK, I’ve had a really busy Sunday organizing and cleaning, but I thought I’d post something anyway. Here’s my “mini reviews” of two home fragrances from NEST.

NEST Sicilian Tangerine

Sicilian Tangerine – Notes listed include Sicilian tangerine, bergamot, mango and passion fruit.

This is a very nice tropical fruit tangerine. I want it blended in ice with rum and brought to my poolside lounger STAT 😉

It’s a fresh citrus with a sweet, tropical mango and passion fruit that doesn’t remind me of Sicily but the… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Destination Inspiration – Perfumes Inspired by Brazil

Brazil

My focus lately in my personal life has been on travel. I thought I would combine my two interests with a new feature on EauMG – travel and perfume.

Many perfumes are “destination perfumes”, perfumes inspired by places. These perfumes are meant to brighten olfactory memories of erstewhile travels. Or to take us to the places we long to visit. Perfume is powerful like that.

I’m starting this new feature with a focus on Brazil (whooo World Cup ’14!).

I’ve never traveled to Brazil but would… Continue reading | 16 Comments