ROSE WEEK 2017 – A Rose Chypre
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.
I’m not really one to keep secrets, but I do like a perfume that seems like it has more than a few secrets. Papillon Tobaccco Rose is one of these perfumes. It’s a dark “Neo-Noir” rose chypre that wears like a femme fatale peering out of the shadows.
Tobacco Rose opens… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 Comments
A week ago it was cool, rainy and dreary. Even though I’m on the East Coast, it reminded me of my first fall/winter in Seattle. I was neck deep in my nostalgia. I couldn’t continue the day unless I had a warm tea pot full of lapsang souchong that I sipped while wearing fingerless gloves. I started thinking about the perfumes I wore then – things like YSL Opium and Karl Lagerfeld KL. But, really I define that time by a single perfume, DSH
Living in a place where some days the air is too difficult to breathe and in the summer the streets smell like rotting garbage, it’s hard not to view an island in the Caribbean covered in rain forests and sandy beaches as anything but paradise. Because if we measure paradise by fruits and fauna, Puerto Rico could be paradise¹. The Exotic Island Perfumer is an indie perfume brand based in Puerto Rico. This delights me because I want more perfumes in my life with a Puerto… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Fellow patch-heads, you’ll want to check out Technique Indiscrete Santa Subita. This is a patchouli beast.
Santa Subita opens with rich citrus over sweet woods and moss. There’s a camphoric patchouli mixing with musty orange peel and mint. The opening is slightly grating not because it’s aggravating but because it’s so hardy.The heart of Santa Subita is patchouli and balsamic incense resins. This heart is “raw” reminding me of dried patchouli leaves and jars of resins. It’s musty and ancient in feel. The… Continue reading | 6 Comments