My allergies have alerted me that it is indeed springtime. As I sit on the sofa sneezing with a box of tissues at hand, I’ve put together my “picks” for Spring 2014 (since I can’t smell; I can’t test new things). Here’s a list of perfumes that should get you through all of your spring activities.
Here are my picks for various spring-related outdoor festivals and gatherings:
Joya No. 6 Perfume Oil – This is an evergreen gin and… Continue reading | 23 Comments
I love to celebrate the different seasons with food – traditional baked goods, seasonal produce, regional flavors. I also love to switch out my perfumes and beauty products to more “seasonal” items like “purple floral” perfumes and pastel nail polish. I’m really influenced by the seasons.
Here’s a little “guide” to spring beauty products, yes, many inspired by the symbolism associated with how many Americans celebrate Easter, Passover and spring festivals. I don’t want to support the commercialization of religious holidays, but let’s face it. Things like… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
HEELEY L’Amandière is described as “Extrait de Spring” – “green almond trees in blossom, bluebells, hyacinths, spring flowers, rose, green grass and tilia“. It pretty much describes the environment that I wish I were in right now.
L’Amandière is a light, sheer fragrance. It opens with an almost “green” heliotrope and iced linden blossom water. It’s delicate. It’s spring greens peeking out of cool earth and fruit trees covered in a “snowstorm of petals”. The almond is “floral marzipan”. There’s indolic… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
I’m fairly certain that Phaedon Rue des Lilas has been discontinued. And this is a shame because it was one of the few that I liked when this brand launched.
Rue des Lilas opens as a honeyed, powdery floral – heliotrope, lilac and possibly some orange blossom. The heart is a powdery, waxy lily with tons of indoles. This is not a squeaky clean spring floral. This one has some hints of worn lingerie under the clean, powdery florals. It… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Mainstream Monday: Sniffing a Popular Perfume
I rarely talk about lily of the valley perfumes on EauMG. So, let’s start with a big ‘ole lily of the valley, Jessica McClintock.
BAM. Lily of the valley all up in yo face. Plus some citrus. And some greens. It’s a dewy white floral. And then it becomes a huge jasmine accented with ylang-ylang. On me, the dry-down is a green tea-ish white floral with lots of musk. Sometimes I wear it and it smells like plastic, other times… Continue reading | 12 Comments