Hiram Green Dilettante EDP Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Dilettante

Hiram Green is a small line of natural, artisanal fragrances that I’d describe as “slow fragrances”. I compare them to Slow Food where you can taste the difference because of the ingredients used and the time put into them. This isn’t a brand that launches a new fragrance every six weeks. It’s a line that embraces natural ingredients and doesn’t launch fragrances until they’re “just right”.

I really like the other two releases from Hiram Green, Moon Bloom and Shangri-La. As someone that loves… Continue reading | 6 Comments

Amayori Geisha Natural Aromatherapy Perfume Oil & Bath Salts Reviews

Amayori Geisha perfume oil

Amayori is a line of natural bath and body products inspired by Japanese bathing rituals. The brand also has a line of aromatherapy perfume oils. I’ve tried the perfume oil, Geisha, and all of the Luxury Bath Salts.

Geisha for “strength and self-possession” with notes of jasmine, bergamot and yellow mandarin. 

Geisha opens with a bright sunny citrus that reminds me of yuzu. It starts to wear as a fresh, green jasmine with a citrus tang. I say give it a try if you like… Continue reading | 11 Comments

Announcing the Tauer Advent Calender Winner!

vintage advent calender

I want to thank everyone that entered into the Tauer Advent Calender draw hosted by EauMG. There were many entries and I’m happy how the perfume community was brought together by Tauer’s generous giveaway. Reading through all of your December scent memory comments brought me so much joy! It was great to reminiscence with all of you. I actually learned many things too:

  • I learned so much about different holiday traditions around the

Smell Bent Bollywood or Bust EDT Perfume Review

Smell Bent Bollywood or Bust

Smell Bent is a brand known for their jaunty perfumes and cheeky names. And this can sometimes distract from the constitution of the actual perfumes. I think this is something that has happened to Bollywood or Bust.

First things first, I wouldn’t describe Bollywood or Bust as a very “Bollywood” perfumes. So let’s get rid of that little assumption. Let’s just go into this thinking of it as an indie perfume with a reasonable price point. Bollywood or Bust opens with a sour, woodsy sandalwood and… Continue reading | 7 Comments

Tauer Cologne du Maghreb Natural Fragrance Review

Tauer Cologne du Maghreb

Cologne du Maghreb is an all-natural classic eau de cologne by Andy Tauer. This is Tauer’s project of recreating traditional eau de cologne but adding his own signature.

Cologne du Maghreb is an aromatic citrus. It’s like lemons and licorice. And then it wears as big ‘ole lemons. It’s bright and sunny. There’s a hint of spicy neroli and clove. And then it dries down to “woodsy aromatic”.

Overall, it’s a rather uncomplicated fragrance. It’s a lemon eau du cologne made from botanicals. Projection and… Continue reading | 3 Comments