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Mancera Black Prestigium EDP Perfume Review

Mancera Black Prestigium

Until recently, I’ve never tried a Mancera perfume. I just thought they were rehashed Montale. They’re not. I’ve been really pleased with the few that I’ve tried so far. They actually smell *expensive* but don’t have a crazy price tag (for niche).

Black Prestigium is an iris leather with lots of patchouli. So, that means I love it. It opens with radiant aldehydes (think like Chanel No. 5).  This is quickly followed by an iris-rose. This gives the impression of a proper “lady” perfume, even a… Continue reading

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Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Rose Irisee EDP Perfume Review

Au pays de la fleur Rose Irisee

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.

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Guerlain Apres l’Ondee EDT Perfume Review

Guerlain L'Apres L'Ondee

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.

I’ve been writing on EauMG since 2008; it surprises me how… Continue reading | 11 Comments

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Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO EDP Perfume Review

Narciso Rodriguez perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

In the world of perfumery, the word “synthetic” may have negative connotations since marketing has clouded quality with words like “natural” to justify high prices for products. “Synthetic” is often used to describe “cheap” headache inducing perfumes in a world where if you utter the word “chemical” you’ll incite hysteria. However, synthetic shouldn’t always be viewed with an unfavorable mindset. Synthetics in perfumery can create an abstract beauty that makes realism appear pedestrian.

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Parfums de Rosine Rose des Neiges EDP Perfume Review

Rosine Roses des Neiges

 

Parfums Rosine’s newest perfume is a fragrance inspired by snow, Rose de Neiges. It’s supposed to bring to mind a rose garden in frost. As someone that loves cool fragrances and roses, I couldn’t wait to try this one. I feel like the fragrance industry is really lacking in the area of cool or “aquatic” roses. Is Rose de Neiges the rose I’ve been waiting for?

Rose de Neiges reminds me of snow cream. It’s a linear fragrance and if… Continue reading | 7 Comments