ROSE WEEK 2017 – An Oriental Rose
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 don’t mean to sound smarmy, I’ve decided to give perfumes launched post-2009 with “oud” in their title a chance. OK, I agree; That sounds smarmy. Like many people that have followed niche perfumery throughout the years, I suffer from oud fatigue. This has nothing to do with the note or the… Continue reading | 2 Comments
I’m a quirky one. A few years ago, I decided that I was only going to wear “red juice’¹. I purchased samples of all the perfumes that I could find with a red liquid. this resulted in me having a nice collection of myrrh-centric perfume samples. You can’t tell it because the bottles are beautiful opaque porcelain, but Huitième Art Myrrhiad is a red perfume.
Myrrhiad opens with black licorice candies rolled in powdered sugar. What always surprises me about Myrrhiad is how gourmand it is… Continue reading | 7 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
There are so many popular perfumes that I haven’t reviewed because I don’t know where to start. Some perfumes are intimidating because of their popularity. You already know what they smell like. But, then I figure it’s popularity gives us something to discuss, right?
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle…where do I start? This is an insanely popular perfume with sales that even surprise Chanel. It’s a flanker that was created for younger women (the 20-30 year old crowd). It… Continue reading | 14 Comments
The older I get, the more I appreciate that flamboyant style of Italian perfumery or at least “Italian inspired” perfumery. I’ve always liked these sort of sweeter, powdery florals but these days I actually wear them. Victoria of Bois de Jasmin wrote an article for Financial Times that briefly explains this Italian baroque style in modern perfumery. There’s a trend towards minimalism in niche perfumery¹ so I’m delighted to try perfumes that are opulent. Chabaud Lumière de Venise is a… Continue reading | 6 Comments
Drugstore Divas Week – 2016
This week I’m revisiting popular perfumes available at US drugstores. The sort of perfumes that many of us know but many of us perfume lovers completely ignore.
For a person that talks about perfume on a daily basis, there’s only a few that have had a real impact on me. This is not me being a snob. I’m saying that there are very few perfumes that have impacted my life and influenced how I think about perfume. Myrugia Maja is one of the… Continue reading | 6 Comments