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Amouroud Miel Sauvage EDP Perfume Review

Amouroud Miel Sauvage

Amouroud is a new perfume line. Don’t worry. I rolled my eyes too when I heard about them. Another brand dedicated to oud?! It’s 2017. Haven’t we had enough of that?! Maybe we have, but I think this is the reality of modern perfumery. Oud has nowhere to go except for in perfume bottles. I’ve tried all of the Amouroud perfumes and I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Oud isn’t the lead singer, it’s more of a backup dancer in these compositions.

As someone that likes honey in perfume… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Moresque Moreta EDP Perfume Review

Moresque Moreta

Moresque is one of those luxury Italian brands that is inspired by the Middle East. I used to be really cynical and thought of all of this as to how to break into an Arab market. But, the more I’ve tried the brand, the more I see it as Italians celebrating their Moorish influence/roots and the Renaissance. This probably does result in international sales, but hey, I don’t fault them. Perfumery is a business.

My favorite from the line is Emiro, a luxurious rose leather… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Coolife Le Sixieme EDP Perfume Review

Coolife Le Sixieme

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.

Coolife Le Sixième was instant love. I’m not talking about infatuation. I’m talking… Continue reading

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Hiram Green Arbole Arbole EDP Natural Perfume Review

Hiram Green Arbole ArboleYears ago, I was obsessed with finding a fragrance that was “creamy green”. I found it with Aftelier Haute Claire. That natural perfume was the perfect blend of bitter green notes like galbanum paired with creamy ylang-ylang and vanilla. That fragrance has since been discontinued, commencing a new search for “creamy green”. I’ve found it with Hiram Green Arbolé Arbolé, a balsamic “creamy green” fragrance.

This perfume opens with grassy greens and a hazy lavender. Arbolé Arbolé’s opening reminds me of late summer days spent on the… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Giorgio Armani Si EDP Perfume Review

Armani Si EDp

Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume

I’ve been in a perfume funk where nothing new has really interested me but there have been some expectations.¹ Before this “Late Summer 2016 Reawakening”, I can only think of a few new things that I felt like wearing. Oddly enough, one of the things that I’ve enjoyed wearing over the past 2 years has been a designer perfume, Giorgio Armani Si.

Si opens with a blackcurrant candy floss. It’s sweet, fruity and slightly like burnt sugar. The rose comes into the… Continue reading | 13 Comments